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How to apply

Choose an apprenticeship that works for you

Give some consideration to what you want from your degree apprenticeship before you start looking for a vacancy. When you've found something that's right for you then applications are usually made direct to the employer, for example through an application form or a CV and covering letter.

Find an apprenticeship

There are several ways to search for an apprenticeship:

Draw up a list of the apprenticeship roles that you're most interested in and research the job role in-depth. Then apply for a few different vacancies related to your apprenticeship role to give you a good chance of success. There is more useful advice on what to consider when you're finding an apprenticeship on the UCAS website.

When to apply

Apprenticeship vacancies appear throughout the year with different application deadlines and start dates.  Vacancies will start appearing from September with many more advertised from January or February onwards.

Vacancies with larger firms are usually advertised far in advance of their start date so you have time to plan.Smaller businesses might start recruiting a month or two before the job starts, so if you hope to start work in August or September start looking in March. Don't wait until the deadline to apply however. Organisations will often close their vacancies when they have received enough applications.

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