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How to apply for an apprenticeship

Find out about the application process for apprenticeships.

Apply online

We advertise apprenticeships on our jobs sites. You can find guidance on how to complete the application form below.

Pre-interview assessment

If you are eligible, we will invite you to an pre-interview assessment at a local college. As part of an apprenticeship, you need to study functional skills in English and maths. The assessment will help us decide if you have the potential to get these qualifications during the apprenticeship. 


After the assessment, we will shortlist the appplicants who meet the minimum requirements for the position. The requirements vary depending on the apprenticeship. You can see examples of how managers shortlist below.


If you meet the shortlist criteria, we will invite you to an interview. This could be a group interview, and there might be exercises to complete. You can read interview guidance below. 

Additional support for completing application forms and preparing for interviews is available via the National Careers Service.


Apprenticeship Team

Civic Suite, Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
Telephone: 020 8314 6452
Email: apprenticeships@lewisham.gov.uk