How to find and apply for an apprenticeship

Looking for an apprenticeship? You can find all the latest vacancies on The Student Room, using our search tool

You can easily search and apply for an apprenticeship (England only) via The Student Room. Just follow the link to our search page and find the current list of live apprenticeships, and find the one that's right for you.

When you find one you like, you can apply by clicking the 'apply' button. This will take you through to the government's find an apprenticeship website. On there you can set up an account to search and apply for different jobs that you might see.

As these are real jobs, you will need to apply for the vacancies by submitting a job application. This can be completed online through your personalised account.

Tips on the apprenticeship application process

Applying for an apprenticeship is just like applying for any other job so you need to treat it in just the same way. The government's apprenticeship site has a useful guide on how to write the best apprenticeship application. This can help you get started, even when you can't think of anything to say.

When is the best time to apply for an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships can start at any time of year, so you don't get one specific time to apply or start, like with school and uni. Check the apprenticeship job vacancy for the application deadline and expected start date, so you don't miss out. You'll find apprenticeships starting throughout the year and new opportunities becoming available every week.

How can TSR help?

When you're applying for an apprenticeship, you'll need to show off your experience and qualifications, as well as explaining why you want the job. The following pages can help you with applying and handling an interview.

Find out more about specific companies on TSR's careers hub:

Find out more by watching the videos below, produced by the National Apprenticeship service and Amazing Apprenticeships.