Apprentices FAQs

If your question isn’t answered here, please get in touch by emailing or call us on 01865 713 101.

What’s the deadline for applications?

There is no fixed deadline for applications; we will close the post for each individual role once we have received a maximum number of applications. Our advice is to apply as soon as possible.

Does your apprenticeship programme have an age limit?

No way!, We encourage and welcome applications from all ages. However, for some of our operational roles you’ll need to be over 18, for health and safety reasons.

What if I don’t meet your academic requirements?

Unfortunately, if you don’t have the qualifications we ask for, your application will normally be unsuccessful. If you have special reasons, such as illness, which have prevented you achieving the minimum requirements, then please let us know.

If I'm not successful this time, can I apply again?

Yes of course. All candidates are encouraged to apply again if and when a suitable role arises.

Do I have to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

The honest answer is no, however, if you are under the age of 23.5 on your start date, you'll have the opportunity to apply for the DofE Gold Award. But it’s a fantastic opportunity so we encourage all eligible apprentices to take part.

What happens at an assessment centre?

If you apply for an apprenticeship, you might be invited to an assessment centre. This is a one-day event that gives you an introduction to our business and more information on our apprenticeships. You’ll take part in a group activity and there’ll be an interview. You’ll also get to meet some of our current apprentices who will answer any questions you might have.

How long will my apprenticeship last?

That depends on the type of apprenticeship you do, but it could be between 1 – 4 years. The job advert will tell you the apprenticeship level and length of the course.

What happens at the end of my apprenticeship?

When you’ve finished your apprenticeship, we’ll have a permanent job waiting for you.

I can’t find the answer to my query – can I contact you directly?

Yes, you can. You can email us at or call us on 01865 713 101.


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