National Employment Services Association Scheme

The scheme was developed by the National Employment Services Association (NESA), under the auspices of the NESA Quality Special Interest Group, to provide organisations delivering employment and related services a quality-assured framework of excellence in organisational management and service delivery. The scheme is based on ESIS:2012, Employment Services Industry Standard.

Applicant CABs will need to comply with the National Employment Services Association (NESA) Scheme - Requirements for bodies certifying employment services.

As this is a product scheme, applicants also need to comply with ISO/IEC 17065:2012 – Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.


  • Provides a proactive and industry-led approach to support continuous improvement and quality of employment service provision.

Scheme owner

National Employment Services Association (NESA).

More information

An application pack, application form and other relevant material is not available on this site. These documents are available through our SharePoint portal. If you are a body that we currently accredit, you can access this information through the Shared CAB Portal. If you are a new applicant, please complete an application enquiry form. Once this form is submitted, the Secretariat will contact you to advise the next steps.  For other stakeholders, please submit your inquiry through the online feedback form.

ESIS:2012 and other information is available at