There’s often tough competition for apprenticeship places. In your application and interview you need to show that you are committed, aware of your responsibilities and able to cope with the work and study.

Our career planning section has lots of information on applications, interviews etc., but our top tips to help your application include:

Careers fairs

Attend a careers fair if possible. This will give you an opportunity to ask questions about job roles, and help you make some useful contacts (if you refer to these in an application form this will show interest).

Application forms & Preparing for an Interview

  • Give specific examples of things you have done, particularly if you are asked to show how you meet the selection criteria.
  • Most forms give you the opportunity to say something about yourself and why you’re applying so use this wisely.
  • Check in advance where the interview will be held and arrive with plenty of time to spare. Remember that hospitals and universities can be large and busy places!
  • Be prepared to demonstrate your understanding of the NHS values or values of the employing organisation and how you would apply them in your everyday work. See our Values for Healthcare page for more information.


Did you know there are over 300 different jobs in healthcare, delivered by more than a million people?

Be a part of it and discover the opportunities available to you with a healthcare apprenticeship! Earn while you learn as part of a talented, passionate team providing care and treatment to patients or helping run services, and enjoy a competitive and flexible benefits package – all while gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Please note, we are currently reviewing all listed recruitment opportunities due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and will be updating the Time To Apply information soon.

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