Apprenticeships - How do I apply?


In order to become an apprentice you need a job. Don't worry - SETA can help with that! We speak to over 200 local companies - small, large and international - who regularly recruit and train apprentices in engineering.

In response to the needs of our employers, SETA have minimum requirements that all applicants are expected to meet.

You must have achieved - or be predicted to achieve - GCSE C grades or above for English language, maths and a science subject and have at least two other grade C GCSEs, or equivalent qualifications. Under the new grading structure for English and Maths, a minimum of a grade 4 is usually required. However, this would depend on the specific requirements of individual employer. The vacancy on the Find An Apprenticeship Website will show the exact requirements for each role.

If you are a suitable candidate you need to complete a SETA application form and return it to  

Tracy Simper (Recruitment Manager) on 023 8087 8319 or  e-mail :


Download the PDF version SETA V1 Part A Form pdf


You will also need to apply online by following the link to the National Find an Apprenticeship website: and follow the instructions.

Apprenticeships usually start in September each year but this can vary in some companies. Many companies start the recruitment process in January for the following September so the earlier you get your Application Form to SETA, the better your chances of getting a job!


Engineering Apprenticeships

Become an Apprentice

Engineering Apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification, whilst being in employment.

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Employ an Apprentice

Employers - Find an Apprentice

SETA help you recruit the right person to choosing the appropriate qualifications and supporting you throughout the Apprenticeship.

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Industry Training Courses

Wide Range of Courses

SETA offer a wide range of courses for industry including adult courses. Find out how we can help you by following the link below.

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