We are now firmly in the apprenticeship recruitment period. Exams are drawing to a close and school leavers are now looking for their next steps. Many will opt to stay at school for sixth form and others who have completed their A Levels will be looking at university as an option. There are though a growing amount of school leavers that are looking at apprenticeships instead of continuing full time education. We have already outlined the benefits of apprenticeships but once the decision has been made then the next step is to find the right one and make the best application.
Yorkshire Apprenticeship Vacancies
We have numerous excellent apprenticeship vacancies and employers are looking to hire people right now. We are getting enquiries every day from businesses that can see the benefits of taking on an apprentice and are offering some spectacular opportunities for school leavers. We offer a range of apprenticeships including social media and digital marketing, business administration, IT, sales and retail then we might have the right job for you. Take a look at our vacancies page or download the Yorkshire Apprentice app which is available on the Apple and Android store.
Making yourself attractive to employers
Once you have decided that you want to pursue an apprenticeship the next stage is to make your application. You need to make sure that you have a CV ready. CVs don’t need to be hugely long or detailed. They need to have your basic details; name, address, email, mobile and date of birth. You need to have your qualifications, achieved and predicted as well as any interests you might have and any work experience or jobs that you might have done. We then start the interview process for suitable candidates.
10 tips for applying:
- Make sure you have a CV ready
- Make sure you are applying for a job that you really want to do
- Be passionate – employer can overlook exam grades if you are passionate about the job that you want to do
- Make yourself available for interviews – don’t put interviews off – there are lots of people applying and if you delay you could lose out
- Know why you want to be an apprentice and be enthusiastic
- If you are asked to come for an interview be on time!
- Think about all of your strengths – why do you think you will be good at the job
- Your appearance matters – shorts, a hoody and a snapback is not the right thing to wear to an interview
- Be positive – think of all of your achievements – sports teams, voluntary work etc
- Don’t be worried – employers want you and we want to make sure you get an apprenticeship
We have lots of information about interview and CV preparation on our app which you can download today.