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National Apprenticeship Week: Our Top Tips

National Apprenticeship Week: Our Top Tips

National Apprenticeship Week

We asked our Job Search Co-ordinator, Ayshea, for her top tips for finding and securing an apprenticeship…

Where to find apprenticeship vacancies:

  • Register to get alerts from Career Wales.
  • You will need to use your initiative to find employers who take on apprentices – check their websites, email them, write to them or even phone them.
  • Use your own contacts – ask family and friends.
  • Check the online job sites regularly and set up vacancy alerts.

Before you apply:

  • Employers will get lots of CVs, cover letters and application forms, so you need to stand out in a positive way.
  • Your CV should not stay the same for each apprenticeship you apply for – it needs to appeal directly to what each individual employer is looking for.
  • You may need a cover letter. There are lots of examples online to guide you.
  • Some employers might ask you to take assessments – remember to practice, practice and practice before you take the assessment!
  • If you impress at application stage and are selected for interview it is important to prepare thoroughly. Study the job description and person specification carefully, and do your research.

Remember: Our Creating Futures team can help you with searching for vacancies, writing a CV and covering letter, filling in application forms and preparing for interviews. Get in touch today to get started.

Posted on: February 10, 2021