Once you find the right apprenticeship, you can start the application process. You'll need to create a CV, make an application and maybe write a cover letter. If you need help, you can find out how to write a CV (Opens in a new window).

If you haven't found the right apprenticeship yet, search for one now using find an apprenticeship.

While you wait

It's normal to be nervous when you're waiting to hear back from an employer. While you wait, find out the closing date for the application - this may give you a clue as to when they'll be in touch.

It's also a good idea to apply for a few apprenticeships at a time. That way you're increasing your chances and not waiting for a response from one employer.

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. If you do get an interview, research the organisation and each stage of the interview process. It could be a phone call or video chat, rather than in person.

For free advice and support call

08000 150 400

Or email

nationalhelpdesk@apprenticeships.gov.uk (Opens a new window)

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