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


Job description
Sample job advertisement
Set of interview questions
Letter inviting candidates to interview
Proof of eligibility to work in the UK -Documents required
Offer letter
Employee contract
Apprenticeship agreement
Additional information questionnaire
Reference request letter and form
Holiday request form
New employee registration form
48 hour opt out letter
Training costs agreement
Induction checklist
General risk assessment
Night workers health assessment questionnaire
Performance appraisal
Personal development plan