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How do I apply for a job?

We have tried to make this process as easy and quick as possible. All you need to do is complete some personal details, add a supporting statement and upload your CV.

You can create an account from a social media profile or use your email address.

If you are applying on your phone or tablet you will need to have your CV stored in the cloud. Our system allows you to download from Dropbox, OneDrive or GoogleDrive.

How do I sign up for job alerts?

  • Set-up job alerts on our careers site

  • Create a profile based on your skills

  • If a suitable job matches your details we'll email you right away.

What do I do if I have an account but I’ve forgotten my password?

The login page has a forgotten password button. Click this follow the instructions. We will send an email to your registered account.

If this doesn’t come through please contact the recruitment team.

What should I do before submitting my online application?

Make sure that your CV and supporting statement highlights your skills in the best way. Read the advert and job description and match the key skills we are looking for with what’s on your CV. It won’t take long but make sure you have allowed yourself plenty of time to complete your details.

Can I apply to more than one position?

Yes. Differentiate your applications as each role will ask for different skill set. Use the supporting statement to show how you are suitable.

Once I’ve submitted my application, when should I expect to hear from you?

As soon as you have submitted your application you will get an acknowledgment email from us. We will be in touch to arrange interviews or let you know you have been unsuccessful within a week of the closing date.

Can I do work experience or volunteer at Places for People?

On occasion we can provide work experience or volunteer places. This is arranged at a local level but you can get in contact with the recruitment team who will put you in touch with the relevant department.

I am a non EU resident. Do I need a visa before I apply?

Places for People are not a sponsorship organisation. We are unable to progress your application if you don’t have right to work in the UK.

You can work for us if you have a Tier 1 or Tier 2 VISA that grants you the right to work in the UK.

What rewards and benefits do you offer?

To find out what rewards and benefits we offer at Places for People please visit our Working for us page.

How should I prepare for an interview?

For help and guidance with interviews please visit our How to apply page.

What do I wear to an assessment centre or interview?

Interviews are formal occasions so your choice of clothing should reflect this. We recommend business wear but above all, the clothes should make you feel confident and comfortable.

Do I need to bring anything with me to the assessment centre or interview?

We will always include anything you need to bring with you on the invite. Please remember to bring your right to work documents for us to take a copy.

You can find a list of eligible documents here

If there is a need for you to hold certain certificates for you to do the job, please bring these with you.

After my interview, when should I expect to hear from you?

The interview panel will always give you an estimation of when you should expect to hear from us. In most cases this will be within 3 days, this will either be through email or a phone call.

How do I unsubscribe from Job Alerts?

You can manage the updates you get from us in your candidate profile and amending your alerts.

How can I learn more about the recruitment process?

You can find out more by visiting our process page

Is there anywhere I can ask some more questions?

Of course, our friendly team are more than happy to answer any questions you may have throughout the recruitment process.

You can contact them Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Got a question

Our friendly team are more than happy to answer any questions you may have throughout the recruitment process.

You can contact them Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

T: 01772 666555