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Application Resources for Teachers and Students

Students apply to the Aspiring Professionals Programme (or APP) via our online form. Depending on their eligibility and location they select a strand (APP City or APP Reach, and/or one APP Employer Insight) on the form when they indicate their career sector preferences.

The main components to the application process are:

  1. Students apply via our online application form.
    1. The application does not need to be completed in a single sitting. Students can chose the ‘Save and continue later’ option, enter an email address and will be sent a unique link to log back in and continue their application at a later date. We recommend drafting and saving written answers offline in case of any issues.
  2. Students nominate a referee who they would like to give us information about their academic and personal situation in support of their application.
    1. This could be a form tutor, head of year group, or subject leader, but they should be able to verify the student’s eligibility for the programme.
    2. Students will submit the referee’s name, role and email address as part of the application form.
    3. Referees will receive an email link to complete the reference once the student submits their application.

Useful Links for the 2022 programme:

Teacher Guidance Notes

Example Teacher Reference

Student Guidance Notes

Eligibility Criteria

Sector specific requirements