How to Create a Successful Apprenticeship Application

Our apprenticeship application form allows us to get to know more about you. It’s also an opportunity for you to convince us about why you’d be a great fit for one of our engineering apprenticeships.

To create a successful apprenticeship application:

  • Be concise and don’t waffle
  • Give examples and explain how they will help you as an apprentice
  • Do your research on the company and tailor your application
  • Think hard about why you really want to become an engineer/work for the company


What to expect from our apprenticeship application form

Filling out one of our apprenticeship application forms is incredibly straightforward and don’t worry, it won’t take forever!

The sections about your school and qualifications are mandatory; however the other sections give you the opportunity to sell yourself. So the more effort you put into creating your application, the more chance you have of being successful!


Personal statement

Your personal statement should be a punchy summary. It’s an opportunity to showcase yourself and should include details about any relevant experience that you have.

Luckily, the application prompts you with questions, so it makes our process a whole lot easier and less stressful.


  • Don’t just repeat what you’ve written in other sections
  • Highlight what you consider to be your strongest features
  • Demonstrate these features with examples
  • Make sure to include why you would like to become an engineering apprentice


Skills and personal qualities

In this section make sure you include any skills or personal qualities that you think might be relevant to your application and the duties you’d perform as a British Engines apprentice.


  • Be concise and only include relevant information
  • Give examples of times you’ve applied these skills or qualities
  • Try and explain how your skills could help you as an apprentice


For example:

It isn’t useful to simply say that you possess fantastic long distance running skills, because this isn’t relevant to how you might perform as an engineering apprentice.

However, instead it is useful to say that through your athletics training you’ve developed a dedicated approach to improving your skills, which you would apply to your learning as an apprentice.