Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

What is the worst application form you have had to fill in? Watch

    • Thread Starter

    In terms of design, content and length?

    A lot of 'third sector' application forms are really bad, especially paper based applications. They don't even give you enough room to write 4 words and write the full address of your workplace!

    I've had to fill in a Betfred paper application form recently and that thing is pretty bad in terms of design. Why not give me enough room to write addresses, responsibilities, etc. I CANNOT stand when employers do not give you a fair amount of room to write.

    The small amount of room which you cannot sell yourself on. It only gives you enough to give the bare bones of what you did.

    Posted from TSR Mobile

    Grant Thornton's was cheesy bordering on embarrassing. For such a big firm, they asked things like "What do you think is best about our amazing culture here at Grant Thornton?"
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Will you be richer or poorer than your parents?
    Useful resources

    Articles and guides:

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A-Z of careers Advice on choosing a careerCV writing helpCovering letter helpInterview tips

    Featured recruiter profiles:

    CGI logo

    CGI is open for applications

    "Offering a range of apprentice and sponsored degree positions."

    Deutsche Bank logo

    Deutsche Bank is recruiting

    "Thrive in an international banking environment"

    ICAEW logo


    "Merck is a global leader in specialized pharma & chemicals – join us!"

    Army logo

    The Army is recruiting now

    "With hundreds of roles available, there’s more than one way to be the best."

    Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

    Handle your digital footprint

    What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

    Quick links:

    Unanswered career sector and employment threads

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.