This short guide has been created for businesses that want to employ someone – perhaps for the first time. Employing someone can be daunting – but it doesn't have to be complicated.

The guide covers:

  • Frequently asked questions
  • The big issue of cost
  • Getting started
  • How we can help
  • Shortlisting and effective interviewing
  • What happens next
  • Preparing for your employee
  • Making it work
  • 10 ways to get the best out of your employees
  • It’s a win win
  • Case studies
  • Further information and useful links

If you would prefer to have a hardcopy of the guide contact:


Employment Training Unit


Sample job advertisement
Letter inviting candidates to interview
Proof of eligibility to work in the UK -Documents required
Offer letter
Employee contract
Apprenticeship agreement
New employee registration form
48 hour opt out letter
Training costs agreement
Induction checklist
Night workers health assessment questionnaire