Getting prepared

Prepare for your apprenticeship.

Our team is on hand to help you at every stage of your apprenticeship journey.

If you need help applying for one of our roles or would like to find out more email

Application process
Below you will find 7 top tips for filling out your applications.

Top tips for applications. Click here for the PDF.

7 top tips for applications

  • Read the advert, job description & person specification carefully.
  • Add all your current qualifications.
  • Take your time.
  • Promote yourself.
  • Make sure your contact details are correct.
  • Tell us why you want to work for Northumberland County Council.
  • Add your references.

Interview process
If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an interview. Apprenticeship interviews are like interviews for any other job. It may be face to face or online (via Zoom or Microsoft Teams for example).

7 top tips for interviews. Click here for the PDF.

7 top tips for interviews

  • Refresh yourself on the advert, job description & person specifi­cation.
  • Research the council and what it does.
  • Think about how you are getting to your interview.
  • Arrive with plenty of time.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Practice interview questions.
  • Prepare to ask questions.