FAQs

  • Will I be required to undertake security clearance?

    Yes, because of the nature of our work, all our employees are required to be security cleared.

  • Why should I consider an Apprenticeship?

    An Apprenticeship offers you the chance to earn while you learn with on-the-job training. You also have the opportunity to gain further qualifications, with excellent career prospects upon successful completion of your chosen programme.

    You will gain real hands-on experience in a working environment, whilst learning the theory behind the work and developing a range of essential key skills. Furthermore, the skills and qualifications you achieve are recognised and sought after by employers all over the country, so an Apprenticeship is a great first step onto the career ladder.

  • What are the benefits of doing an Apprenticeship?

    Successful completion of an Apprenticeship with NNL will give you a real and recognised skill for life. You will be trained to a standard that could see you working internationally with some of the most pioneering companies in the world.

    Apprenticeships allow you to gain specialist skills that will help you get a first step onto the career ladder and, you will be paid while you learn.

    All-in-all, an Apprenticeship with NNL is a great first step to a long-term career.

  • Can I apply for more than one Apprenticeship opportunity?

    We ask that you select the opportunity most suited to you and only make one application per year.

  • Will I still be considered for the Apprenticeship if I don't have the required number of GCSEs or equivalent qualifications?

    Unfortunately not. Competition is fierce and our Apprenticeship programmes are built around a specific level of academic competence. Therefore, the qualifications specified for each Apprenticeship scheme are the minimum requirements necessary for all applicants.

  • What happens next in the application process?

    Depending on the role you have applied for and if your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an interview or to participate in an assessment stage at one of our skills centres. If you are not successful in your application, we will notify you accordingly.

  • When will I know if I was successful? What's the timescale involved?

    The time taken for reviewing applications will vary depending on the type of role you are applying for. Our aim is always to respond to applications as soon as possible and you will be contacted whether your application was successful or not.

  • Am I guaranteed a job on completing my Apprenticeship?

    Unfortunately, there is never a guarantee of immediate employment when you finish your Apprenticeship.

    However, NNL have a higher than average employment rate for those who complete their Apprenticeship, and you will gain qualifications and skills which are both transferable and in-demand in other industry sectors, too.

  • What’s the difference between an Advanced Apprenticeship and Higher Apprenticeship?

    An Advanced Apprenticeship will last approximately 42 months and you will gain an NVQ Level 3. A Higher Apprenticeship can take up to five years to complete and you can gain up to a degree level qualification dependant on your apprenticeship.

  • What support will I be given during my Apprenticeship?

    During your Apprenticeship with NNL, you will follow a structured training programme to enhance your technical and personal skills, assisted by various personnel from across the organisation.

    Support will mainly be provided by:

    Your Line Manager

    A designated mentor & buddy

    Your college/training provider

    NNL Behavioural trainer

    NNL Learning & Development team

  • Will my learning difficulties affect my application in any way?

    If you have learning difficulties such as dyslexia or any disability where you are allocated extra time for exams, you must disclose this on your application. It will be necessary for you to provide proof of your requirement for additional time by bringing evidence to your aptitude test session. NNL encourages applicants to disclose any disability in order for learning to be tailored and also assist with any special access requirements.