Information, Advice and Guidance
Building your knowledge at the application stage will enhance your CV and make you stand out to employers. To help you get started, we’ve put together some learning materials to help you develop your skills in the industry you’re passionate about.
WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?
An apprenticeship is an in-depth work-based training programme linked to a specific job role. They are a great fit for people who are motivated, love to learn, and are happy to take the initiative. On an apprenticeship, you’ll lead the way on your professional development, supported by your manager and apprenticeship coach.
Apprenticeships are an amazing way to kickstart your career, blending a qualification with on-the-job work experience – but they are a full-time commitment. It’s really important that you choose an apprenticeship programme that you’re passionate about, with a company that you feel is a good fit for you.Apprenticeship Programmes
Get Ready for Your Apprenticeship Interview
How To Write a CV
Your CV is one of the most important parts of any job search – especially an apprenticeship! A CV gives you the chance to highlight all your knowledge, skills, and experience in one place, and can help you stand out from the crowd.
It’s important that you take time to perfect your CV as it could be the difference in landing you your dream interview. However, we know it’s not always easy to get started.
If you’re about to begin writing or updating your CV, check out our top tips on what to include!How to Write a CV For An Apprenticeship
Writing a CV comes with so many questions. What should I include? How should I structure it? How many pages should it be? Should I list all my qualifications?
We understand that writing your CV can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. That’s why we’ve created this handy template filled with tips and tricks to help you create a stand-out CV.
Get started by downloading our CV template below!Download our CV Template
So, you’ve applied for an apprenticeship and secured an interview – what’s next?
Securing an interview for an apprenticeship is an exciting step towards starting your new career. To ensure you make a strong impression and have the best chance of success: preparation is key!
To help you stand out during the interview process, we’ve created a handy video that covers our team’s top tips and tricks!Important Questions to Ask at Your Interview
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT HUB
Grading & International Qualifications
For all our apprenticeships, we ask for GCSE Grade 4/C or above in Maths and English. These requirements reflect the skillsets that are needed to successfully complete the training programme.
If you currently don’t meet these minimum grades, you can study for GCSEs or Level 2 Functional Skills through your local college or other training providers.
If you studied outside of the UK, we may need to verify that your qualifications are a suitable equivalent to our minimum required grades. To do this, you’ll need to apply for a Statement of Comparability from UK ENIC, the national agency for international qualifications and skills. This generally costs around £50, and you’ll need copies of your qualifications to make an application.
Location & Residency Status
Apprenticeship training is funded by the UK government. Therefore, there are some restrictions on who can be funded for an apprenticeship. To be considered for an apprenticeship, you must have the right to work in England and have eligible residency status.
When applying for one of our apprenticeships, we need to make sure you can travel to work every day. We advise that candidates do not travel more than 45 minutes by public transport, or 15 miles by car.
Although long distances may seem achievable in the beginning, apprenticeships are a long-term commitment, and we often find travelling such a distance is not sustainable for the full duration of the programme. Long commutes can be particularly difficult as an apprentice, where transport costs may claim a significant portion of your wages.