What’s the process for applying to an apprenticeship?
We know that the mere mention of ‘Interviews’, ‘Assessment Centres’ and ‘a Recruitment Process’ can all sound a little daunting, but fear not we offer a number of touch points to ensure that your child feels supported throughout the process, and can really showcase themselves in the best light.
Right from the start everyone has their own account area on our online applicant system which gives them a contactable email address and telephone number, so if they ever have any queries they can be reassured that there will be a friendly advisor on hand to help guide them through the next steps.
From time to time we also run a number of organised web chats which your child can register for in advance and join. Alongside other candidates they can ask questions about our schemes, the application process or learning opportunities and benefits.
For many people, an apprenticeship assessment centre (or ‘discovery centre’ as we call them here at Virgin Media!) is likely to be their first. So, to level the playing field, everyone is given a coaching call ahead of the day, where we share some hints and tips for performing well, as well as letting them know what to expect on the day.
We try to make our discovery centres as accessible as possible for all candidates, whether they require reasonable adjustments or simply need assistance with setting up their technology – we strive to ensure that we are as accommodating as possible. As our discovery centres are currently all being run virtually we hold live, optional, pre-discovery centre sessions so that individuals can practice joining an online meeting as well as getting feedback on the quality of their video and audio, to minimise the chances of distracting technical difficulties on the day.
All our candidates are offered feedback at every stage of the application process so that they can identify areas that they bossed, as well as areas to focus on developing in the future.