Park Gate get a lot of applicants and can only appoint a very limited number. Our selection process involves rigorous assessment and interviews to allow us to select the best candidates.
Our minimum qualification requirements are A-C grades in maths, english, a science subject and a practical/technical subject. Candidates must also have passed the *JTL aptitude test. Those with an interest in engineering and hobbies or experience involving practical work often have an advantage.
Applications, which should be made in writing, are taken throughout the year with selection and interviews being held during June & July, successful candidates usually taking up posts around the end of August. We normally take 2 apprentices each year but this figure varies depending on our need and we are not committed to taking any number. First year apprentices are usually aged 16 to 18.
Our advice to those seeking apprenticeships is to apply to as many companies as possible to increase your chances of gaining a position.