Application & Getting Started

Step 1: Choose your programme

We offer a wide range of courses at all levels, take a look at our apprenticeship range. Try to find out as much as you can about the apprenticeship you are interested in. You can come and talk to us at one of our advice events, call our Business Development Team on 0345 6789023 or email enquiries@ctapprenticeships.co.uk

Step 2: Apply

You can apply online using our online application form, or you can apply directly for one of the apprenticeship vacancies shown on this website by clicking on the 'APPLY FOR THIS VACANCY' button on the apprenticeship vacancy details page. Ensure you concentrate carefully on your application. Use capital letters and get someone else to proof read it for you if you are not sure. We send these applications to employers and this could be their first impression of you. Ensure you keep your 'Find an Apprenticeship' profile up to date with new qualifications when you achieve them. If you don't have previous work experience and are unsure what to put on your application have a look at this really useful tool - https://www.themix.org.uk/apps-and-tools/define-me

Step 3: Keep in contact

Ensure that you keep your phone with you, when possible and return any calls me make to you. We will contact you to talk about your application or we may be trying to invite you to interview! It is also important you keep an eye on yoru emails, employers like using this form of communication.  We'll also tell you about any materials or equipment you need and the support we can offer.

Step 4: Employer interviews

You will need to find a placement to support your apprenticeship. In addition to applying for one of our vacancies County Training can help you to find an employer and apply for the position. The employer will invite you to attend an interview at their workplace. You will need to ensure that you are well prepared. Beforehand you need to research the company and get to know exactly what it is they do. Think about where their offices are, will you be able to find them easily on the day or is it worth practising the journey beforehand? Ensure you have read through the job description and think about possible questions you could ask about the company or about the job role itself. You could rehearse some answers to possible questions about your strengths or something you have previously achieved that you are proud of. These are fairly standard questions and it could be reassuring to have responses in your back pocket.

Once you have been accepted for a position we will then carry out an assessment of your workplace, checking health and safety and conducting a risk assessment. In order to secure the Interviews

Step 5: Attend your Apprenticeship Programme Induction

Once you have secured a placement you will be invited to attend an induction where you will find out all you need to know about your apprenticeship and what is expected from you and your employer. You will also be invited to a 'Diagnostic' which is an English and maths assessment. It is not a test, it just helps us know what support we can give you in these areas. You will need to bring any certificates you have for these subjects and also photo ID. 

Step 6: Training and learning begins

Your assessor will contect you and your employer to arrange to come and see you in the workplace. The assessor will talk to you in detail about the programme and agree timescales for completing your apprenticeship. Your employer will also need to provide you with a contract of employment and a workplace induction.

For support and advice with your application contact the Business Development Team on 0345 6789023 or email enquiries@ctapprenticeships.co.uk