Skip to main content

Visit our new resource hub to access useful guides and find out how employers can access incentive payments for hiring an apprentice.

  1. Home
  2. Apprentices
  3. How do they work?
  4. Applying for an apprenticeship
Apprentices

Applying for an apprenticeship

There are hundreds of different apprenticeships to choose from. To apply for one, you’ll need to create an account on the find an apprenticeship service. You can also save any apprenticeships you like and then apply for them later. 

If you’ve seen an apprenticeship you like on the employer’s website, you can apply for it directly.

Once you find the right apprenticeship, you’ll need a CV and a cover letter to apply. If you need help, find out how to write a CV.

It's a good idea to apply for a few apprenticeships at a time. This increases your chances and means you’re not waiting for a response from one employer.

It's normal to feel nervous when you're applying for an apprenticeship or waiting to hear back from an employer. Try to find out the closing date of the application as this may give you a clue about when you’ll hear back.

It usually takes a few applications to find the right apprenticeship. So if you don’t hear back or get an interview, don’t take it personally - it’s normal and happens to everyone. 

A guide to apprenticeship applications

File type
pdf
File size
1489KB

Find out more about the application process and access hints and tips on what to expect and how to prepare.

pdf

More on apprenticeships

Real stories

Real stories

Have a look at apprentices who've joined their chosen organisations and watch what they're doing and how becoming an apprentice has changed their career paths.

Learn more about Real stories
Assessment and certification

Assessment and certification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship and where you go next

Learn more about Assessment and certification
Apprentices

Browse apprenticeships

Search to browse apprenticeships based on interest and location.

Browse apprenticeships