Top tips to help your application
Make sure it’s the right career choice for you.
Research the apprenticeship thoroughly. You’ll need to know the role inside-out for your application and any possible interviews – you can research job roles on websites visit www.goconstruct.org .
What can you offer ?
Make a list of your experiences, hobbies, and interests. You need to compare and match your experience with what the job role is asking for you will find this in a job specification.
Make sure you tailor your application to the job you’re applying for. Tie in your experiences and hobbies with what you’ll be doing in the apprenticeship. For example, if you’re applying for an apprenticeship in engineering, talk about relevant projects you’ve worked on in science or maths.
What about you?
You’ll need to be able to write about yourself. If you’re stuck, ask teachers, friends, and family to list your three top qualities to give you a starting point.
Talk about your skills and qualities, not just your hobbies. For example, if you’ve been the captain of the school football team, this shows leadership and teamwork skills.
The application form will be similar to a job application. You’ll need to provide examples to prove what you’re talking about. For example, if you say communication is a strength of yours, have evidence – like being on the school debating team – to back this up.
Its about the detail
Don’t just spellcheck your application – get someone to read through it before you send it. Good spelling, punctuation, and grammar are important.
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