So you've decided an apprenticeship is the route for you, you're keen to achieve a recognised qualification, earn a wage and gain 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 guide to our recruitment process below and understand the key stages and processes involved when applying for an apprenticeship with Northern Skills Group.

Apprenticeships are very competitive, which is why we are here to help you showcase your best self!

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

If your apprenticeship application is shortlisted, a member of our recruitment team will be in touch to conduct a telephone interview. You will be called within five working days and asked some basic questions around the role you have applied for so please make sure you have carried out some research regarding the company / job role and the apprenticeship you are applying for. Our team will review your answers and invite you to attend a face to face interview with one of our recruitment consultants if we feel you have the attributes required for the role. You will also be asked to send in your CV ahead of the face to face interview.

During the interview with Northern Skills Group you will be asked to discuss the role(s) you have applied for and tell us why you are interested in that particular apprenticeship. 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. See our useful How to Secure an Apprenticeship guide for further information

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 process, we may also ask you to undertake assessments in maths, English and ICT to assess the level you are currently working at.

You will also have an opportunity to take part in a CV session and/or an interview session before and/or after your interview.

After successful completion of the first stage interview, our team will forward your CV to 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.

Based in Teesside and looking for support with your apprenticeship application?

Northern Skills Group's pre apprenticeship programme offers a range of career-focused, accessible and credible pre-apprenticeship programmes which aim to help build on your employability skills and boost your chances of securing an apprenticeship. Learn about our various programmes and contact our helpful team for support with your application.

Pre Apprenticeships