• Dress smartly
  • Work out how you will get there and turn up on time
  • Prepare!  A lot!
  • Get feedback on your performance, whether you were successful or not
  • Ask questions to show you are interested
  • Turn off your mobile phone


  • Turn up not knowing anything about the company
  • Lie - it's important to be honest at an interview
  • Turn up late. No excuse will be good enough!
  • Slouch in your seat or do anything that makes you look uninterested
  • Be arrogant - remember arrogance and confidence are very different

Questions you might be asked

  • Tell me about yourself?
  • Why did you decide to apply fro this apprenticeship?
  • What are your strengths?
  • Do you have any weaknesses?
  • What is your biggest achievement so far?
  • What do you like doing in your spare time? 

97.6% of our apprentices progressed to employment or further study*.

(*Destination data, based on apprentices completing in academic year 2016/17).

Why choose Sunderland College?

96% of our apprentices agree that they have the chance to develop new skills at their workplace*.

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

97% of our apprentices agree that their course is helping their skills to get better.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

96% of our apprentices agree that they are happy with their course.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

We have over 40 Apprenticeship programmes across a range of career sectors.