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Still at school?

Still at school and considering an apprenticeship? Start your journey to becoming an apprentice by following the steps below.

Steps to becoming an apprentice

Step 1 - Register your interest

Registering your interest early will begin your apprenticeship journey with us.

Register your interest

You will receive an email confirming that we have successfully received your details.

Step 2 - Building your profile

We will make contact with you towards the end of your final year in school. We will create your personal record and ask you for details such as emergency contact details and National Insurance number. We will also discuss your GCSE results/predicted results and any additional support you may need.

You will then need to attend a functional skills assessment in maths and English. Don't worry, this is not a test. It's simply so we can recognise where you might have weaknesses and, as part of your apprenticeship, help you to improve in those areas. During this assessment, you will also build your candidate profile which is a little like a CV and is what we use to present you as a potential candidate to local employers.

From here we will determine if any support is needed and offer advice and guidance on how to improve your chances of successfully securing an apprenticeship.

Step 3 - Receive vacancies

When you are ready, we will start to send you relevant vacancies by email when they become available by local employers. So please keep an eye on your inbox!

You do not need to apply for each vacancy, but please respond to us quickly if any take your interest.

We will then present your details to the employer and all going well, help to organise your interview.

Step 4 - Accept the apprenticeship

Congratulations, you are now an apprentice!

Important information when applying for apprenticeships

Each apprenticeship has its own set of entry requirements. These usually revolve around your existing maths, English and ICT results/abilities and the type of role you secure as an apprentice. If you do not meet the entry requirements, there are steps we can put in place to help you to achieve these, it might just add extra time to the journey.

Apprenticeship recruitment is very competitive, so you may have to attend a number of interviews before securing a position. That's why we always recommend that you have a plan B and apply for college course too.

During the process, we do not share your personal details with any employers. This means that we will be your only point of contact. Your details are only shared with an employer upon offer of a position and only then, with your permission.

Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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