4 Quick Tips For Your Apprenticeship ApplicationPosted: 26th of March 2015 by
So, you have found the apprenticeship you would like to go for (if not you can search openings right here on NotgoingToUni), and now all you need to do is apply.
Applying for an Apprenticeship is like applying for a regular job, as you need to sell yourself and prove that you are the right person for the role. This may seem daunting, especially if you have never applied for an apprenticeship (or a job) before. You might not be used to having to sell your skill and stand out from the crowd to get accepted for a position. Perhaps you have always just got on with things at school and college, letting yourself go with the flow, year-by-year. All of a sudden it can seem that you are faced with a need to compete, but don’t worry, our quick tips will make sure your application doesn’t let you down!
1. Research Your Employer
Make sure you know about the company you are applying to. Look at their website, if they have one, and read their ‘about us’ section (if there is one). There should be some sort of overview of what the company is about and what they do. Find out about them, as well as making sure you know about your role at the company. See if you can get an idea of the history of the company, where they are now, and their ambitions for the future. This will help you understand their vision.
2. Check The Instructions
Now that you have a better understanding of the background of your proposed employer, as well as a good knowledge of what they expect from you, you are ready to sell yourself to get the position. Read through the form and any instructions at least twice before trying to answer any questions. This is so that you understand what is being asked of you before you start filling it in, and won’t make any mistakes.
3. Sell Yourself (Honestly!)
Now is the time to start putting down your answers to sell yourself. Make sure you fill in every box as fully as possible, writing enough to really sell your skills and strengths without waffling on. Also, always be yourself. Don’t pretend to be something you are not. Answer the questions honestly. The employer will have an idea of what they are looking for, and it may just be you. Remember, you may be asked to say more during your interview, so don’t just make things up! Instead, try to put down something personal to you that relates to the job, it will help the employer remember you!
4. Check Your Work
Make sure to check your work thoroughly. Look for any spelling or grammar errors before sending your application back. Don’t just rely on a spell-checker either, they won’t pick everything up. Instead, read your application through several times, and get someone else you trust to look over it for you too. You may make mistakes, but it’s fine if you catch them!
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