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Apprenticeships Explored

There’s everything you need to know about Apprenticeships, from creating the best CV to finding your own employer. Find out what employers look for in the ideal Apprentice and how to excel from day one.

Explore it all below.

We won’t let Covid-19 stand in the way of your success!

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be hosting a series of themed masterclasses and discussions here with expert Tutors, leading employers, experienced Themis recruiters and motivational careers advisors to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to secure your ideal Themis Apprenticeship.

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Themis Week

Your introduction to Themis – what makes us stand out from the crowd as a leading Apprenticeship training provider and why you can trust us to give you the best possible start on your career journey.

We show you just how you can Be Themis – from how to choose which industry or sector suits you to how to find and apply for your ideal Apprenticeship and make a great first impression.  We also let you know how we’re working closely with top employers constantly to ensure Themis Apprentices have the skills that make them ‘industry ready’, prepared to step straight into the workplace.

Preparing you to Be The Best:

Important Information: Apprenticeships in 2021

Director of Themis Neil Burrows explains how our experience; our connections with employers; our expertise and our innovation at Themis at Burnley College has ensured we have adapted to the pressure on industry caused by Covid-19.

We have worked closely with employers to ensure all potential Themis Apprentices have the exact skills and knowledge needed to take their place in their chosen industry and to give them the ideal foundation on which to build a successful career.

Find out more about Apprenticeships in 2021

Application Process

Get in Touch

If you’ve found the perfect Themis Apprenticeship on our Live Vacancies page, enquire now via the vacancy.

Click here for our Live Apprenticeship Vacancies

If you’ve secured your own Employer offering you an Apprenticeship, enquire now for your next steps.

Click here to Enquire about Apprenticeships

If there are no current vacancies which are suitable and you have been unable to secure your own Apprenticeship, Themis will work with you on an individual basis to place you in front of suitable employers

Simply search for the Apprenticeship you are interested in and then select ‘Apply Now’. You will then be directed to our applications portal where you need to create a user account if you don’t already have one and then complete the form.

Search and Apply Now for your ideal Apprenticeship.

You can also discuss your other options with us and we can draw up an action plan to guide you to the ideal Apprenticeship.

First Interview

At the first interview with a Themis Trainer, a specialist in your chosen industry, you’re expected to show us you are:

  • Smartly presented
  • Punctual
  • Able to explain why you want to be a Themis Apprentice
  • Keen to talk about your ideal career

If you are successful at the first interview, you’ll be given advice on what areas you need to work on and research, before being invited in for a second interview with a Themis Trainer.

Second Interview

At the second interview, you’re expected to show us you are:

  • Ready to talk confidently about why a Themis
  • Apprenticeship is for you and fully understand the commitment involved
  • Able to talk knowledgeably and passionately about your ideal career
  • Smartly presented
  • Punctual


You will be asked to submit the below documents ahead of your second interview:

  • A completed CV
  • Your predicted GCSE Grades
  • Your latest school report
  • A reference from an Employer (if you have a job in your spare time) or school

After your second interview, if a Themis Trainer is confident you have what it takes to become a successful Themis Apprentice and #FUTUREBOSS, you will be allocated your own recruitment consultant from the Themis team. They will introduce you to potential Employers with Apprenticeship vacancies and you also need to start looking to secure an employer yourself.

You will also receive your very own Themis portfolio to store all your documents, which will impress at interviews with potential Employers and make you stand out from the crowd.

Themis Toolkit Workshops

However, if, after the second interview, the Themis Trainer feels you would benefit from additional support before meeting Employers, you will have the opportunity to take part in Themis Toolkit workshops to improve your skills:

  • CV Writing skills
  • Interview skills
  • Confidence to work as part of a team

Once you’ve completed the workshops, you will have another chance to impress a Themis Trainer and show how the Themis Toolkit has helped you improve or will be given advice tailored to your own specific needs on alternative routes to help you achieve your goals, such as a full-time academic course or a traineeship.

Pre-Apprenticeship Programme

Should you be unable to secure an Apprenticeship, you will automatically be allocated a place on a Pre-Apprenticeship Programme, delivered in your chosen industry area by experts. It will provide you with a thorough foundation in the skills, knowledge and behaviours you would expect to acquire in the initial stages of your chosen Themis Apprenticeship.

Arrow circle down Route to Themis Apprenticeship Success





Tyler Atkinson

Advanced Metal Fabrication


Katie Bolton

Assistant Pharmacist


Zack Duxbury

Electrical Installation Advanced Apprentice


The Benefits of Choosing a Themis Apprenticeship

A Themis Apprenticeship route is still the ideal way to start your career journey to becoming a #futureboss in your chosen industry.

You will:

  • Gain vital experience in the workplace
  • Train with industry experts in your chosen sector
  • Have access to the latest technology and equipment found in the workplace
  • Enhance your self-confidence, communication, innovation and problem-solving skills
  • Develop your resilience and transferable skills
Why choose Themis?


Themis Virtual Experience

Our Themis Virtual Experience provides you with the ideal opportunity to explore an Apprenticeship route in 2021.

You will find all the information you need to take the first steps towards a successful career in your chosen industry; explore our amazing £100 million Campus and industry-standard training facilities; hear about how we are supporting potential Apprentices during the Covid pandemic and beyond.

Discover More

Discover More at Burnley College

Sixth Form Centre

Courses to fire your imagination and ambition.

Choose from 39 fascinating A Level subjects; 16 exciting Vocational study areas and 2 science-inspired T Levels.

There’s something for you, whether it’s a subject that already fascinates you; you have your sights set on a career in the sector or want to study something completely new.

Burnley College Future Boss Business Programme

T Levels

Could a new T Level be the right choice for you?

Our exciting T Level courses will provide you with the scientific knowledge; the practical skills and workplace experience to feed your curiosity and prepare you to take the next step towards a successful, rewarding career or university-level study.

If you’re passionate about Science or Healthcare, this could be a great opportunity for you.

Themis Apprentice