Everyone has a different approach to information – and we know you’ll have the odd question to ask. You’ll find most of the answers here – but if you can’t find out what you want to know please email our customer service team at web@skillsdirect.com .

General information

What is different about Skillsdirect?
We only accept jobs from employers, so you don't have to compete against hundreds of recruitment agencies for good candidates.

Which are your specialist sectors?
We advertise positions across all industries, however, our core sectors are Technology, Engineering, Construction, Retail, Hospitality, Travel & Leisure, Sales/Marketing, Office/Admin and Finance/Accountancy.

What types of employers advertise with Skillsdirect?
There are no limitations; small employers who have only one or a small number of positions to fill can use Skillsdirect. The large multi-sector employers who are recruiting for thousands of jobs per year will also find it really useful to connect directly with potential recruits without incurring agency fees.

Is Skillsdirect part of a larger Group?
No, Skillsdirect was created by an employer who identified a need and is administered and managed by people just like any other employer; who need good quality candidates that don’t cost a fortune to recruit.

Information for employers

Information for candidates

Information for employers

Will the Internet provide me with good quality candidates?
The Internet is now the preferred media of choice for job seekers, so you’ll probably have an excellent pool of talent from which to choose. As candidates respond direct to employers there is a far better match; no agency enhanced job descriptions or tailored CVs to deal with. 

How do I sign-up with Skillsdirect?
Register your details on-line and a job posting account will be created for you. Once your account is live you can simply login to your account to purchase vacancies, view your jobs or check your responses.

When does my vacancy go live?
Your job will go live as soon as you confirm your purchase and your credit card details have been approved. You’ll receive an invoice with all your purchase details.

If I don’t know what category to place my job in, what do I do?
Choose the category which most closely matches the Industry Sector the candidate will be working in. If you’re still unsure, search for similar jobs as if you are a candidate to see how other employers have advertised similar positions.

How soon will I get a response?
Your job can be seen by candidates as soon as you post it online, which means you can start receiving applications immediately. However, it depends on who is looking for the type of role you are advertising.

How are my responses handled?
You will receive all your applications via email. Once the candidate clicks on Apply, they simply fill in their email address, attach a CV and their response will be emailed direct to your inbox. Their application will also be stored in your account so that if you ever have any problems with your email, your recruitment campaign won't be affected.

If I can’t login, what can I do?
Double check that you are using the correct email address and password. If you have forgotten your password click Forgotten Password? and enter the email address you originally registered in the appropriate field. You should receive an email with your login details. If you are still having problems please telephone 0844 669 6808.

Information for candidates

How do I register on Skillsdirect?
Click on the register link in the top right-hand corner or on the Register Now button on the homepage, complete your name, email and chosen password on the form and click register.  You will receive an email confirming your registration and login details and you will be taken to a page where you can complete all your details, load your CV and complete your key criteria regarding salary, location, etc.

Does it cost anything to register as a candidate?
No, candidates register free of charge.

Can employers see all my personal details?
The employers will have access to your CV when they accept your application for the job they are advertising and will need to see your contact details in order to invite you for an interview.

Do I search for the job I want or does the employer search for candidates?
Both! You can use the search facility to find jobs that match any key words that you choose. However, employers can also search for potential candidates the same way.

How will I know when new jobs are posted?
If a new job is posted with any of the key words you have identified in your saved searches, you will receive an email alerting you.