Are you applying for an Apprenticeship? Have you got all your documents in order?


Are you applying for an Apprenticeship? Have you got all your documents in order?

When applying for an apprenticeship, there are a few things that may go through your first such as; What course do you want to do? What industry do you to work in? or is this right pathway for me? What is often overlooked when making apprenticeship applications is the requirement to provide your prospective employer with essential documents. Indeed, this is the same for any job application you may make.

If you’re offered your dream role and don’t have your documents in place,  it will delay your start, and in some cases, cost you a job offer especially if the employer is looking to hire immediately.

Why do you need these documents?

There’s an eligibility criteria set out by the government for anyone who wants to undertake an apprenticeship and these have to be supported by documentation.

What documents do you need to have in place before applying?

  1. A Valid passport / Visa with proof that you have the right to work in the United Kingdom
  2. NI Number

Other essential eligibility requirements include:

  • You must be 16 or over
  • Living in the U.K. and not in full-time education or enrolled on another funded apprenticeship
  • U. citizenship or have the right to live in the U.K. and have been resident in the E.U. for at least three years

You can find out lots about how to become an apprentice, courses and vacancies on our website https://aspire2learn.com/apprenticeships along with lots of other information including:

7 Tips for Online Interviews

The importance of a good CV

Choosing The Right Apprenticeship For You

The Myths and Facts about Apprenticeships


28 Aug 2021

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