The time it takes to get an apprenticeship is influenced by several factors, including closing dates, interview dates, possible start dates; application method; time spent interacting with interviewees; and the nature of the vacancy itself.
While this seems to be a standard recruitment process, one significant difference is the government website, which lists all apprenticeships in England.
Subject to meeting quality criteria, they aim to publish opportunities on the National Apprenticeship Service’s ”Find an Apprenticeship” website within 48 hours of receiving them.
Most employers will try and recruit in a two-week window, but this is ultimately up to the specific business and/or provider. For example, if there is a particular start date for training, some organisations or providers will recruit far in advance, depending on the apprenticeship level.