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 How to become an apprentice - England and Wales

Becoming an apprentice can be the start of a career that can last a lifetime. Watch our helpful guide to how you can become an apprentice and what you need to do register your interest. 

To find out more about the range of roles available in construction, visit Go Construct.

To register for an apprenticeship or to find out more about how to become an apprentice, go to bConstructive.

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Quick guide to getting a construction apprenticeship

1. Visit Go Construct for inspiration and more information on over 130 roles and read real-life stories of those already in the industry. 

2. Fill in our online application form at The form is simple to fill in and complete. On your application, you can choose up to two trades or crafts that you'd like to do your apprenticeship in, 

If you already have an employer lined up for your apprenticeship, you will need to add their details onto your application form. Your CITB Apprenticeship Officer will call them and get the arrangements for your apprenticeship started. 

3. A CITB Apprenticeship Officer will call if they find a vacancy that matches your skills, but you should keep looking for an opportunity as well.

4. If you are offered an interview, research the company and think of questions that you could ask them. 

5. Dress smartly for your interview and aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before  your interview time to give your potential employer a good impression. 

6. If you're successful in your interview, your CITB Apprenticeship Officer will organise your enrolment with a specialist college or training provider and coordinate all the other arrangements of your apprenticeship.

For more information about applying for a CITB Apprenticeship, visit the bConstructive website.  

To find out more about the range of roles available in construction, visit Go Construct.

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