Apprenticeships – How to Apply

Many apprenticeship programmes fill quickly, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

You can apply online by searching for your Apprenticeship on our website. If you are unable to apply online, please call 01252 407299 to receive an application form by post.

All applicants who apply will be invited to the College for interview and assessment. Applicants will also be given advice on securing a job placement in their chosen area for their apprenticeship.

Tips when applying for an apprenticeship

Research the industry sector you are interested in to ensure this is the right career for you. You can find more information by contacting  Youth Support Services (formerly known as Connexions) or visiting industry-specific websites.

Contact the Business Services Team at the College and we will send you details on the apprenticeship programme of your choice. You can view our full range of apprenticeships here. Ensure that you are aware of any entry requirements for the course.

To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you need to be in full-time employment.

If you do not have employment:

Send us a completed apprenticeship application form and we will invite you to an interview and assessment session.

Visit the Apprenticeship Vacancies website where employers advertise their vacancies for apprentices.

Speak to family and friends, they may have a contact who works in your area of interest and who may consider employing an apprentice.

Visit your local Youth Support Services (formerly known as Connexions) Advisor, they can advise you with your job search, help you build your CV and offer interview skills advice.

Look at local newspapers, local employers advertise their services as well as jobs, consider approaching them before they advertise positions.

Consider work experience, part-time work, temporary jobs and volunteering, they can turn into full-time positions if you’re a good worker and a job becomes available.

If you already have employment arranged:

Send us a completed application form or email – ensure you include details of your job and employer.

You will then be invited to an interview and assessment at the College.

We will arrange to visit your employer to complete a health and safety and employment check.

Your apprenticeship will not be confirmed until we have carried out employment checks, you have had a formal interview at the College, have successfully completed all assessments and have met the entry criteria for your apprenticeship.