What Happens After You Have Applied For an Apprenticeship?

Written on: 13 December 2016
Written by:Amanda McCombie

Have you applied for an apprenticeship with Baltic Training? The prospect of a career in tech is really exciting, but what happens next? It can seem daunting for those not in the know, so we have outlined our process below so you know exactly what happens next.

Step One – You Have Submitted Your Application 

Congratulations on taking the first step towards your future! A digital apprenticeship is a fantastic way to enter the world of work and get experience, while still working towards the qualification of your choice. View all of our different apprenticeship programmes online now. When you have applied, you will then receive an email confirming that your application has been received and logged onto our system.

Step two – We Get In Touch

As soon as you submit your application, it is added to our database and assigned to one of our dedicated recruiters. It is this person who will coach and guide you through the rest of the process and will be the first to congratulate you should you be successfully placed in the role!

You will receive a call from your recruiter who will then go on to conduct a pre-screen (this is not as scary as it sounds I promise!) which will last approximately 40 minutes. If you are free to do this at this time then great! But if you are busy or can’t talk at the time, they will arrange for a better time to conduct the call.

The pre-screen is an opportunity for us to find out a little bit more about you. Your skills, your interests and why you want to work in the exciting world of tech! This is designed to ensure that you are the right person for the role you have applied for, and more importantly, that the role is right for you. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the role and the company you have applied to work for. All being well, if you are happy to proceed, the next stage of the application process can commence. You will also be asked to research the role further to find out more about the company, this will look great in an interview!

Step Three - Show Us Your Skills!

Once you have successfully passed the pre-screen, you will receive a link to complete a short online assessment which will allow us to gain a better understanding of your English, Maths, and IT skills as they currently stand. No pass or fail, so don’t worry, but it will allow us to ensure you are receiving the best support possible throughout your training.

Step four – Interview Time!

As soon as the skills assessment is completed, it's time to get you in front of the employer! Now don’t worry, this is where your recruiter is here to help you. A time will be arranged for an interview with the employer, but before this happens, usually the day before the interview, a 15 minute call will be scheduled with you to help you get ready for the interview, calm your nerves and make sure you’re fully prepared to shine in your interview!

Step Five – Feedback

The hard part is over, now it’s time for feedback. Your recruiter will liaise directly with the employer and get back to you. 

Step six - Work Trial

If the interview went well, the employer will ask you to do a 1-2 day work trial. This means they really liked you and want to get you in for a day or two to see how you get on with the rest of the team. Find out more about what is involved in a work trial here.

Step seven – So You Have Been Offered The Job?

All being well, you will have aced your pre-screen, pre-assessment and interview and you have been offered a job! Congratulations! Your recruiter will be the person to let you know and the first to congratulate you on your success. This is where the fun really starts.

An email with a link to our Welcome Webinar will be sent out to you, this will introduce you to Baltic Training and give you more information on the programme and your induction. This is essential viewing before you start in your new role. A start date will be arranged for you, along with your induction date. The induction is the time when you are enrolled onto the course and your apprenticeship officially begins. This usually happens within the first two weeks of starting your role.

Before you start, you can connect with other Baltic apprentices and ask any questions on our Baltic Apprentice Alumni group.

So, if you are ready to take the first step towards your future and embark on an exciting and rewarding career in IT, click here to take a look at our current vacancies and see where a digital apprenticeship with Baltic training can take you!

Written on: 13 December 2016
Written by:Amanda McCombie