When should I apply for an apprenticeship?

Apprentice vacancies are advertised throughout the year. The advertisement will state a deadline for applications and start dates. Please do not wait until the deadline to apply as some companies will stop accepting applications early because they have a sufficient number of candidates already. Also ensure that you will no longer be in full-time education by the start date.  

Generally, larger companies start advertising apprenticeship vacancies from September onwards with the majority appearing in January and February. Smaller companies normally advertise only a month or two before their start date.