So you've decided an apprenticeship is the route for you, you're keen to gain a recognised qualification, earn a wage and learn invaluable work experience all at the same time. Fantastic! Now you are ready to apply for an apprenticeship you will need to start browsing vacancies to find a role which you feel is a good match to your career aspirations.

View our handy recruitment process below and understand the key stages and processes involved when applying for an apprenticeship with Northern Skills Group.

To kick things off, you will firstly need to view our available apprenticeship vacancies and complete an application. Northern Skills Group offer over 100 type of apprenticeships and all available vacancies can be found on our apprenticeship vacancies page

If your apprenticeship application is successful, a member of our recruitment team will be in touch to conduct a telephone interview. You will be called within two working days and asked some basic questions around the role you have applied for. Our team will review your answers and invite you to attend a first stage interview if we feel you are well suited to the role. You will also be asked to send in your CV ahead of the first stage interview.

During the first stage interview with Northern Skills Group you will be asked to discuss the role(s) you have applied for and why you are interested in those apprenticeships. This is so we can find out if the advertised role is the right match for you but also consider any other apprenticeship roles which we feel may be of interest. This is the perfect opportunity to sell yourself so make sure you talk positively about yourself and your experience.

Our recruitment team will also provide useful guidance on your CV, appropriate interview techniques and talk you through any next steps. As part of the interview, we may also need you to complete some initial assessments to see your current learning level.

After successful completion of the first stage interview, our team will forward your CV ato the employer and feedback on the first stage interview. We will also share your CV with other prospective employers for any roles we believe are a good match for you and your interests.

After this stage, it is then up to the employer to decide whether they would like to progress with the second stage interview. Throughout this process our friendly team will keep you in the loop and if successful, we will arrange a time for the second stage interview between you and the employer.

If you have successfully secured an apprenticeship role our team will contact you to arrange an appropriate start date with your new employer, enrol you onto the apprenticeship programme and advise you of next steps.

If you were not successful, do not worry, our team will continue to share your CV with prospective employers to help you secure your dream apprenticeship.