For Candidates

Join us on a journey that allows you to work, learn, and earn all at once with our Modern Apprenticeship program. Our apprenticeships are designed to give you the essential knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to excel in your job in a safe and competent manner. Best of all, they are fully funded!

Benefits of Becoming a Modern Apprentice

The main benefits of becoming a Modern Apprentice are 

  • You earn while you learn.
  • You will gain valuable practical experience that a college qualification can’t offer. 
  • You will have your own assessor from start to finish who to guide you on your journey.
  • 92% of Modern Apprentices stay in work after they are qualified.
  • It won’t cost you a penny. All our apprenticeships are fully funded.

*Six months after completing a Modern Apprenticeship

Why Choose Ekgta?

  • You will learn from time-served engineers who know what it’s like to be where you are now, and where you are going.  
  • Our purpose-built training facility is furnished with the latest machinery, tooling, and technology. 
  •  Our comprehensive induction process prepares you for the working world with additional qualifications like IOSHH Working Safely, Abrasive Wheels, and Manual Handling


If you have your sights set on a modern apprenticeship engineering, EKGTA is here to help you make it happen. With a track record of over 250 employers putting their trust in us since 1966,

We have laid out the steps involved in applying for a modern apprenticeship through EKGTA below.

Step 1

To get started, all you need to do is click on the "apply now" button and fill out our short online application form. If you have an updated CV, get it ready to upload. Also, make sure to include your most recent qualifications. We're excited to have you apply!

Step 2

Once we have had a look over your application, we may invite you to take an aptitude test to assess your skills in perception, numeracy, technical skills, and physics. Your score in each will help us get a better picture of you, allowing us to connect you with the most suitable opportunities.

Step 3

Once you have successfully completed the aptitude test, we’ll normally ask you to attend a short one-to-one interview online with one of our training advisors. Here we can find out more about you, what opportunities you are looking for, and give you the opportunity to find out more about us!

Step 4

Now that we have gotten to know you better, we will connect successful candidates with some of best employers in the industry who may invite you in to interview directly. Nervous? Don’t panic! We have a handy article to help you prepare. 

Step 5

Been offered and accepted a modern apprenticeship? We’ll send joining instructions in advance of your start-date, but you’ll typically spend your first year here at EKGTA learning basic practical and academic skills. Then you’ll spend the next three years learning on the job. We’ll check in regularly to make sure everything is going well!