What to Expect

Guiding you from initial interview to employment


There are many ways to secure an apprenticeship, from applying with your existing employer to embarking on an entirely new career.

When it comes to applying, our experienced Engagement Team are on-hand to help you every step of the way, from submitting your initial application all the way through to your first day on the job. Here’s how we can help you secure the first step towards your apprenticeship.

What to expect when you apply for an apprenticeship

Step 1: Register

You can register your interest with us using the form below. We’ll keep you updated with information about the latest vacancies and apprenticeship courses and help you kickstart your apprenticeship journey.


Step 2: Apply

When you’re ready to apply, our team will help you create your application(s), running through your prior qualifications, work experience and skills, ensuring we highlight the qualities the employer is looking for with the vacancy.  

We will then submit your application(s) and will keep you updated on the progress, helping with any questions or queries you might have.


Step 3: Interview

If the employer is happy to proceed, we will book you in for your interview, advising on what you should bring and how best to present yourself in a confident and professional manner.

Once the employer has come to a decision, we will provide you with feedback and let you know if you were successful in your interview for the apprenticeship vacancy.

Should your interview not result in an offer, we can support you in applying for other apprenticeship vacancies.


Step 4: Succeed

Congratulations – you’ve made it! At this stage, we will formally write to you to confirm your apprenticeship and arrange a suitable start date between you and the employer.

You will also meet your PETA Assessor, who will be by your side throughout your apprenticeship to provide guidance and assess your progress towards completion.

Register your interest 

Want to find out more about apprenticeships? Register your interest to learn about the latest vacancies and receive guidance and advice from our experts in the Engagement Team. 

Apprenticeship Open Evenings

Join us at our next Open Evening where you can meet our tutors, see the training centre and learn more about apprenticeship programmes with key employers. 

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