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Apply to the apprenticeship talent pool

Apprenticeship opportunities arise regularly. To apply for these vacancies, you need to submit an application to the Real Start apprenticeship talent pool.

You can apply at any time, even if there is not a specific vacancy available.

Please refer to the pdf icon application guidance notes [352kb] before completing your application. You may find it useful to print them off or have them to hand when completing the form. If you click on the 'i' icons within the application form, this will display information to help you.

You will be asked to select your preferences for the type of roles you would like to do and where you would like to work. After applying, you will be emailed details of vacancies that become available and may be of interest to you.

You only need to apply to the talent pool once. We recommend that you check your email regularly to ensure you receive updates about vacancies.

Put as much information as possible in your application, particularly the supporting evidence section. If you wish to be considered for a post, your application will be sent to the recruiting manager, who will decide whether to interview you based on the information on your form. Therefore, it is important to make a good impression and to include as much as possible about your skills and experiences.

We'll keep in touch with you and offer guidance to help you to improve or update your form. If you need to change or add to your form, contact us and we'll help.

If you have difficulty accessing the Real Start talent pool or need help completing the application, please email