Apprentice Application FAQ

Step 1. Online Application

  • Apply here.  
  • Before you apply, adapt your CV and cover letter to suit the role you're interested in.  
  • To stand out in your application, show a keen interest in the discipline/industry and highlight any relevant experience. 
  • Paid and voluntary roles are important. Include any roles or groups you were involved in, inside and outside of school or college, for example a local sports club or community group.

Step 2. Telephone Interview and Aptitude Tests

  • If successful, we will invite you to complete an online video interview and relevant online assessments.  
  • The video interview is an opportunity for you to showcase your interests and passions for your chosen career path, so relax and let your personality shine through!

Step 3. Face to Face Interview

  • The final stage is an interview at one of our offices or online via video call. 
  • This is a chance for you to go into more depth about what you're passionate about, your studies, and any work experience that is relevant to the role you applied for. 
  • As much as it’s about us finding out about you, it’s an opportunity for you to find out more about the team and the day-to-day of the role, so please come prepared with questions! 

Step 4. Offer

  • If successful, we will call you to discuss your offer and send you an official contract. 
  • When you accept, we will start the process of getting you enrolled with your college/university.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an apprenticeship? 

An apprenticeship is a paid development programme. You receive on-the-job training to gain hands-on experience whilst studying for your relevant academic qualification.  

What does a working day as an apprentice at Stantec involve?  

It depends on the role. Each position involves different tasks, from assisting with design ideas to producing calculations. Whichever team you join, you'll learn on the job from some of the leading experts in the field. 

What additional learning & development support will I receive from Stantec during my apprenticeship? 

There will be lots of learning and development support during your apprenticeship, from digital learning platforms to in-person group activities and projects. Plus, when you begin, you will be allocated a mentor for the duration of your apprenticeship. 

Our Developing Professionals Group is also a great network to help support your development.

What is the split between working and studying?  

You will receive at least 20% of your weekly working hours to complete your academic learning. In most cases, you may work four days a week and attend college/university one day a week on a day release.  

What is a Level 6 Apprenticeship?  

Level 6 Apprenticeships are suitable for school leavers aged 18/19 years or over, looking to gain a degree while also starting their career journey. It requires education up to A-Level or equivalent and lasts approximately 5-6 years as you will be studying part-time. 

You can also apply for a degree apprenticeship if you’ve already successfully completed a lower-level apprenticeship and you’re looking to further your career.

How long does the apprenticeship take to complete?  

A Level 6 Apprenticeship can take up to 5 years to complete.  

What are the entry requirements for a Level 6 Apprenticeship?  

You should have or be expecting 3 A Levels at Grade B or above in either Maths, Further Maths or Science. Or, a BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering – Grade DMM to include Further Engineering Mathematics.  

How is an apprenticeship assessed?  

It will depend on your course provider. There are several ways you can be assessed throughout your course, including practical assessments, a written project, multiple-choice tests, or an observation in the workplace. It may also include an end-point assessment in the workplace.   

Where will I study?  

We will look at colleges/universities in the local area to find the most suitable course at the level required. In some instances, we will have established relationships with course providers already.   

What happens if I do not achieve my predicted grades even though I have been made an offer?  

If you do not meet your predicted grades, you must inform the early careers recruitment team as soon as possible. We will do our best to see what other options and pathways we can support you with. However, your offer of employment as an apprentice is conditional on the grades you receive.  

What is the typical start date for an apprentice?

Start dates can vary depending on your course. It may be as early as mid-August or the beginning of September. Initially, you will start in the office, then your college or university course follows shortly after.  

When I finish my apprenticeship, can I stay at Stantec?

We employ all apprentices on a permanent contract. After your initial apprenticeship course is complete, we explore any other development required to progress you on your chosen career path. We will work together to place you in a suitable role after your apprenticeship. 

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