Guidelines for online applications

Before applying for a position at NIE Networks, please read the guidelines and tick the box at the bottom of the page to confirm that you clearly understand the guidelines. You can refer back to them as you complete the application form. 

Registering and setting up your account

To apply online you will be directed to our job portal run by our recruitment provider, Northgate-Arinso, where you will need to sign in or register an account. To set up an account, please create a username and password by following these steps:
  • Click the ‘new user registration’ link on the ‘apply for job’ homepage.
  • Complete the registration form including a username containing at least 6 characters and a valid email address.
  • Check your email inbox for your confirmation email from Northgate-Arinso containing your password. It may appear in your junk mail folder.
  • Log in using your username and password. You should use these credentials each time you wish to apply for a job at NIE Networks.

If you enter an incorrect login 3 times in succession will be locked out of application and will need to contact the system administrator via the ‘contact us’ link on the ‘apply for job’ page to have the lock removed.

The application form

If you miss any sections your application may not be shortlisted. Please ensure that you:
  • Fill out ALL of the sections in your online application (this includes fields that are not mandatory). If a section does not apply to you or you have nothing to add, please insert N/A in the field.
  • In some sections you may have to click 'Add details' 
  • Before you submit your application preview it in PDF mode to double check you've answered all of the questions.
  • If you've already submitted your application you can check the PDF that was emailed back to you and make sure you've completed all sections.


  • Ensure that you tick the mailing address box for the address you wish to use for correspondence regarding this particular application. This will help identify the correct address if more than one is held on your account. If this is incomplete we will be unable to contact you.

Contact Details

  • You can input both a home telephone number and a mobile number. Ensure that you click the 'add' button each time.

Employment History

  • The Job Details box is limited to 4,000 characters so you should ensure you provide all relevant information within this limit.
  • All periods of employment, paid or voluntary, should be detailed.
  • You must also detail any gaps in employment, providing relevant information in the Job Details box. If Company Name and Job Title are not relevant, please ensure that you place N/A in each field, as both are mandatory.
  • If you are currently a student and have not been in employment please detail this with the current school/college/university that you are attending.
  • Make sure that there are no unexplained gaps.
  • Please note that the "current salary" field is numerical only.  The system will not accept a £ sign however commas and periods can be entered. for example 20,000 not £20,000.


  • Please complete this section in full including all information for your two referees. Note - NIE Networks does not contact referees until a job offer has been confirmed.
  • Where known, please include an email address for each of your referees.
  • Ensure that you click the 'add' button each time.

Equal Opportunities

  • Please complete this form as fully as possible as this will help NIE Networks fulfil its legal obligations under fair employment legislation.
  • This form is NOT used as part of the selection process and the recruitment panel will not have access to the monitoring information.

Education and Qualifications 

  • When completing this information box, please include the level of qualification, subject, date attained and the grade achieved.
  • If you are currently studying, please include the level of qualification, subject, date to be attained and the grade expected.
  • For information on qualifications and/or training required for this post, please refer to the 'essential criteria' for the job and clearly outline how you meet this, if required.
  • Do ensure that this is clear and concise and is relevant to the job which you are applying for.

Relevant Information  

  • Your application will be assessed against all the criteria and requirements for the role.
  • This text box is limited to 6,000 characters. You should ensure you provide all relevant information within this limit.
  • Please note incomplete application forms will not be accepted i.e. application forms that do not have ALL the mandatory fields completed.
  • It should be clear, concise and easy to read.

By clicking 'apply now' you will be directed to our jobs portal [link opens in a new window]. You are also confirming that you have read the application guidelines.

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