To help you with your application process, we compiled a list of frequently asked questions.

If you have any further questions not answered here, please use the online chat at the bottom of the screen or contact the centre on 01224 872316.

I have submitted an application form to Tullos Training Ltd, what happens next?

Once you have submitted your application to Tullos Training Ltd, we will review your application and then you will be invited to come and sit our aptitude test to assess your skills.  You will receive an email invite with a date and time for you to attend the centre for an aptitude test session.

What is an aptitude test?

There are various different types of aptitude tests available such as numerical reasoning, mechanical comprehension, situational judgement etc. Employers use aptitude tests to help them narrow down their applicants and see if a candidate is suitable for the position they have within their company.

Our aptitude test includes a series of General Knowledge, Mathematics and English based questions to assess your skills in these areas.  This helps employers get a better picture of your knowledge ability.  

Skills Development Scotland have a very informative section on their website which can be accessed using the following link – This will provide you with further information on the different types of aptitude tests you may come across on your search for an apprenticeship and tips to help you pass.

The below practice tests include similar types of questions to what you may encounter in our Tullos Training aptitude tests:
BPEC Aptitude Test –
Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Aptitude Test – and

What happens during the aptitude test session?

Each session lasts approx. 90 minutes. You will be given a multiple choice test paper which you will be allocated 45 minutes to complete.  You will be provided with pen, ruler and calculator by Tullos Training for completing the test.

The invigilator of the test session will then mark your test paper confidentially.  

If you are success in passing the aptitude test you will be given a short interview. This enables us to chat to your about your goals, skills, apprenticeship types and answer any questions you may have about Modern Apprenticeships.

Interviewing wait times varies depending on the number of candidates attending the aptitude test session.

This is not a formal interview but you should treat it as practice for interview skills, therefore dress and act appropriately.  This is your opportunity to allow Tullos Training staff to get a better understanding of yourself and your skills to help match you with a potential employer.

If you are unsuccessful in passing the aptitude test the invigilator will provide you with further information on next steps.

I passed the Tullos Training Ltd aptitude test, what happens now?

After the test session you will receive an email confirming that you were successful and have been added to the employer pairing database. This will explain that we will keep your application on file for 18 months and forward your details onto any employer who may be requiring apprentices in your area.

Employers will contact you directly should they wish to progress your application to the next stage in their recruitment process.  This may include an interview, tour of premises, practical aptitude test etc.

We strongly suggest that you are continuously checking your e-mails as employers are most likely to contact you by e-mail. However, it is also important that you are answering your phone, even if you don’t recognise the number, as some employer may still choose to contact you this way.

It is important to note that joining our employer pairing database is not an offer or guarantee of an apprenticeship. We would recommend that you actively encourage you to approach potential employers as not vacancies will be recruited through ourselves. Some employers require you to complete their application process.  However, you may make any potential employer aware that you have passed the Tullos Training Aptitude Test and that you may be eligible for funding to pay for your apprenticeship training.

Useful websites to help you find a Modern Apprenticeship include:

Remember to follow Tullos Training on social media to keep up-to-date with any vacancies that may be of interest to you.

I failed the Tullos Training Ltd aptitude test, what happens now?

If you are unsuccessful in passing the aptitude test on your first attempt, you will be offered a resit opportunity on another date.

If after your second attempt you are unsuccessful in passing the aptitude test, we will place your application on hold for 3 months.  This allows you to gain experience, practice and knowledge prior to reapplication.  You will receive an email after your resit test session informing you of when you can reapply.

If you have any questions regarding your test, please contact the centre at

How long does it take to find an apprenticeship?

Modern Apprenticeships are in high demand, therefore, we cannot guarantee to find you an apprenticeship.

There is no specific time frame on how long it takes to find an apprenticeship.  Some of our candidates have been employed by companies within a few weeks of having passed the test, others can take a few months.

You shouldn’t worry if you haven’t heard from us or any companies.  Modern Apprenticeships can start at anytime through the year.  Employers are constantly recruiting and candidates should continue to actively seek apprenticeships.

Stay positive throughout your search and don’t feel discouraged by rejection as the next opportunity could be right around the corner.

What happens if I haven't found a Modern Apprenticeship within 18 months?

If you haven’t found an apprenticeship whilst on our database, after 18 months from your aptitude test pass date, your application will be automatically removed from our system.  This is to keep our database up-to-date for employers.

We welcome anyone who has not found an apprenticeship during this time to reapply and update your application form with any changes to personal details, qualifications and work experience.  You will then be invited to complete the aptitude test and interview process again as we feel that candidates may have improved knowledge and communication skills which will help them improve their aptitude test score and interview responses.

How do I withdraw my application form?

To withdraw your application form, please send an email to clearly stating that you wish to withdraw your application form. You can include a reason if you wish, however, this is not necessary.

If you wish to update any details on your application, please contact the centre.

Is there parking available at Tullos Training Ltd?

Yes, we have a car park at the front of our premises which can be used by all staff and visitors. 

Please refrain from parking the 2 reserved spaces at the front of the building – these allocated for disabled guests and directors.

Please ask reception for access to the overflow car park if the main car park is full.

I am interested in becoming an Electrician, how do I apply?

Although the Pre-Employment Assessment and Apprenticeship Training is carried out at Tullos Training, the application process is all handled by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT). For more information on Electrical Apprenticeships and to submit an application form, please visit SECTT’s website using the following link –

Privacy Policy/Statement

What information do we collect about you?

The information that we collect about you relates to your application to Tullos Training. It includes the categories listed below:

  • personal details, for example, name, address, date of birth
  • National Insurance number (NI)
  • employment history
  • educational history including qualification details
  • application statements including CVs where provided
  • equal opportunities details
  • references

How do we collect information about you and what do we use it for?

We collect your information directly from you, from your application, and from your nominated referees and employers where appropriate.

We use the information we collect about you:

  • for recruitment purposes
  • to obtain references
  • for equality monitoring purposes
  • for statistical and research purposes

If your application is successful, the information you have provided in your application will become part of your employee file.

Legal basis for processing your information

We use and share your personal information:

  • to perform our functions and duties as a training provider
  • to carry out tasks in the public interest
  • to comply with other legal obligations
  • in order to perform or in connection with a contract

Who will we share your personal information with?
We share your personal information with your nominated referee, relevant awarding bodies and Skills Development Scotland for funding purposes.

How long do we keep your information?
We only keep information for as long as is necessary in order to discharge our statutory and legal obligations. More specific detail about how long we keep your information can be found in our record of processing.  We will remove all personal information once we no longer have an obligation to keep this such as leaving programme or 5 years after certification of full qualification.

What are my rights?

Access to your information: You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. More information about how to do this is available on our website.

Correcting your information: We always want to make sure that your information is accurate, complete and up to date. You can ask us to correct any information about you that you believe is incorrect or incomplete. Please contact

Transfer of your information: You have the right to ask us to transfer your information from one IT environment to another. This is very similar to the right of access but provides your information in a re-usable electronic format.

Deletion of your information: You have the right to ask us to delete information about you if:

  • you think that we have kept it longer than we need to
  • we are using your information with your consent and you withdraw it – see ‘Withdrawing consent to using your information’ below
  • you have objected to our use of your personal information – see ‘Objecting to how we use your information’ below
  • Tullos Training uses your information unlawfully

Objecting to how we use your information: You have the right to ask us to stop using your information to:

  • send you marketing materials
  • carry out some of our public roles and functions
  • carry out research

Restricting how we may use your information: You have the right to ask us to restrict how we use your personal information in certain circumstances. For example, where you have asked us to check the accuracy of your information or where we no longer need your information but you want us to keep it to help you make a legal claim.

Withdrawing consent using your information: Where you have given us your consent to use your personal information, you can withdraw that consent at any time and we will stop using your personal information for that purpose(s).

Please contact us if you would like to request any of the above.

Tullos Training Ltd
Craigshaw Drive
West Tullos
AB12 3AL

Can I only sit the test at Tullos Training?

Due to the nature of the test process it cannot be completed online and is completed in person with an invigilator present.

In partnership with DYW North East and local secondary schools, we can offer the aptitude testing process at your school.  If you are interested, please speak to your guidance teacher, school careers advisor or DYW co-ordinator.

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