An apprenticeship can lead to a great 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.
1. Search for apprenticeship job vacancies in your area
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. To secure your ideal apprenticeship job, you can check out the apprenticeship job vacancy listings on our website. These are all the employers we currently work with and assist them in recruiting for their next apprentice.
2. For help in writing your 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, if you would like help or advice with CV and covering letter writing, contact our apprenticeship team on:
Telephone: 01223 418778
3. Do your research and be proactive
You don’t have to wait until you see an apprenticeship job 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.
4. Currently in employment?
Do you have a part-time job? Or do voluntary work? Or are you on a work placement?
Talk to the employer about the possibility of converting it into an apprenticeship, we have a dedicated Business Development Team that can help your current employer set you up as an apprentice.