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Deciding which apprenticeship is right for you is a daunting task. Often young people are influenced by their parents, friends, school teachers, but it is you that needs to make the right choice for you and understand the commitment required. For instance, an advanced apprenticeship in engineering can be up to 4 years.

Browse our range of apprenticeships that we offer, clicking the link below. Each will give you a general overview of what is expected of the apprenticeship. Through the next stages of online testing and 1-to-1 interviews, we will drill down further into your choices and agree the best apprenticeship path for you.

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So, you’ve looked at the apprenticeship on offer and keen to know more. Registering with Appris can give you access to over 150 apprenticeship vacancies that are available across the West Yorkshire region. By completing the short application form, we will send you a login to complete online test.


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All applicants must be initially assessed first.  Once registered with Appris, candidates will receive login details for our online testing platform, Smart VLE. You will complete a series of questions/tests in Maths, English and engineering.

Tip for candidates: All tests can take up to 2 hours to complete. Make sure you take a break at the end of each test. We have seen applicants scores dropping on later tests that have affected them getting the apprenticeship they wanted.

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Once all tests are completed, you will be invited to Appris for a 1-to-1 interview to discuss your test results, opportunities currently available and provide advice and guidance on preparing for interview by employers.

Take time to read our page on preparing for an apprenticeship. This will help you at interview stage of the process.  Once you have been offered an apprenticeship we will liaise with the employer and inform you of your start date and any off the job training requirements.

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