The Apprenticeship Application Journey
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Thanks for joining us from A Guide to Career Options 2022! Now that you’ve explored your options, it’s time to start thinking about applying…
Apprenticeships are becoming more and more competitive. Last year there were around 67 applicants per job, so you'll need to bring your A-game.
Below you’ll find expert advice to guide you through every step of the application journey, and give you that extra edge over your rivals.
#1 APPLICATION FORM
First, you’ll fill in an online form with your personal details, education and any work experience. You may have to answer questions about your strengths and interests too.
CVs are kind of like Tinder profiles. Except they get you interviews - not dates.
And like Tinder, recruiters and employers will have to look through 100s of CVs to find their perfect match. Highlight any relevant skills and experience you have to make them swipe right.
#3 COVER LETTER
You have one page to sell why you want the job, and why you’re the right person for it. Back yourself up with real examples where you have used the skills they’re looking for.
#4 PSYCHOMETRIC TESTS
These online tests measure your suitability for a job based on your skills, knowledge and personality. Practice makes perfect, so click below for example questions and tips.
You’ve made it to the interview. You’re almost there!
All you have to do now is showcase your skills in person. (Like Britain’s Got Talent. Except you won’t be competing against dancing dogs.)
#6 ASSESSMENT DAY
Some companies will also invite you to participate in a day of tasks and activities at their office, or online. Expect things like ice-breaker exercises, group projects, presentations and 1-2-1 interviews.
Good luck with your search, we've got all our fingers crossed for you! 🤞
Written by Louise
Louise is a Senior Content Writer at RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk. Having started her own career with four unpaid internships, she jumped at the chance to help others make better, more informed decisions about their futures. Since joining in 2018, Louise has penned countless blogs and how-to guides, alongside award-winning campaigns that connect millions of young people with top employers like Lidl, J.P. Morgan and Police Now. With seven years writing experience, Louise has previously covered everything from Wowcher vouchers to Ghanaian music festivals - making her more versatile than Vaseline. She currently works in Bristol with her cat Peggy