You might think that getting on the register of EPAOs should be the first thing you need to do, but you might want to take a step back – it’s important not to rush the process. It is thought that over half of all first applicants fail the initial early-stage application, and are forced to redo it.

So, it’s important to take your time, prepare well and go through the following checklist – it might help you save time and money in the long run.