How to secure an Apprenticeship

Being an apprentice can lead to a great career

An apprenticeship can jump start a career in an exciting range of industries, from engineering or construction to hairdressing or catering. We offer a wide range of apprenticeship courses within a number of different industries, check out our full range of apprenticeship courses. 

Securing an apprenticeship can be quite daunting and is very different to applying for a full-time course because to enter onto an apprenticeship programme you need to be employed as an apprentice, and that job position has to be relevant to the apprenticeship programme you choose.

To help you through the process we have put together the below step-by-step guide which will provide you with all the information and useful links you will need to find, apply and secure your apprenticeship.

Step-by-step guide to becoming an apprentice:

01

Search for apprenticeship job vacancies

To start an apprenticeship, you need an apprenticeship job as training in the workplace is a key part of any apprenticeship and this is what makes an apprenticeship different to full-time courses.

We work with over 1000 employers locally and nationally, and we assist them in recruiting their next apprentices.

To secure your ideal apprenticeship, you can check out the latest Apprenticeship Job Vacancies listed on our website. You can also subscribe to our Apprenticeship Job Alerts to stay up-to-date with the latest apprenticeship vacancies in the region.

02

Write a CV and a covering letter

Having an up-to-date CV that is ready to give to employers is a vital part of securing an apprenticeship job role. In your CV, you can include information about your education, work experience and personal interests. To make a good impression, ensure your CV looks professional.

An accompanying covering letter will also be required. This is a great opportunity to introduce yourself to the employer and it provides them with a summary of your skills and experience.

If you would like help or advice with CV and covering letter writing, contact our apprenticeship team on:
Telephone: 01223 418778 Email: training@camre.ac.uk

03

Stand out from the crowd

Apprenticeship programmes are a brilliant way to jump start your career, and as a result, apprenticeship vacancies receive many applications, so it’s important to stand out from the crowd!

When applying for a vacancy, think about how your skills and experience relate to the job and the organisation. Try providing specific examples of the projects and activities you have been involved in, this will demonstrate how your skills can be applied in the workplace.

04

Do your research and be proactive

You don’t have to wait until you see an apprenticeship role advertised, you can be proactive and approach the employer yourself. You just never know who might be looking to recruit an apprentice and when! 

Look through job vacancies and see if companies are taking on ‘trainees’ or ‘juniors’. This could be a potential apprenticeship opportunity.

When you find your ideal apprenticeship, research the company and specific industry before applying. This will impress the employer as it displays you have a genuine interest in working for the organisation.

Currently employed?

Do you have a part-time job? Or do voluntary work? Or are you on a work placement?

Talk to your employer about the possibility of converting your job into an apprenticeship. If you have impressed during your employment, your employer could be interested in supporting you through an apprenticeship programme.

We have a dedicated Business Development Team that can help your current employer set you up as an apprentice.

Book an Advice Appointment

Our Apprenticeship Team are able to assist with the applications process, give guidance on finding the right apprenticeship and talk about some of the current apprenticeship job vacancies that are available.

View the latest Apprenticeship Vacancies

If you are interested in securing the ideal apprenticeship, view the latest apprenticeship vacancies in the region.


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