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How To Find An Apprenticeship Employer

You may be surprised by the number of apprenticeships available to suit a broad range of personalities, skill sets, and interests.

If you are still in school or college, speak with your career counsellor about the many apprenticeships and placements available. If you are already employed, you may still pursue an apprenticeship, so talk to your supervisor about any training opportunities that may be available.

Depending on your present level of qualification, different types of apprenticeships are available.

If you wish to go to university, some apprenticeship programmes will count toward your UCAS points; thus, they may provide an alternative route into higher education.

Whether you have a specific company in mind, check their website to see if they offer any apprenticeship programmes

This information is often available on a company’s website, usually under the careers, opportunities, or employment section. They should tell you how to apply and what qualifications you will need to be considered. You’ll also find out how long the apprenticeship will last and what skills and qualifications you’ll get.

Apprenticeships like this often lead directly into a job at the end, so question it while applying or during the interview process.

Don’t despair if you don’t see any programmes or scholarships you can apply for immediately.

Call the company and ask if they have any programmes or comparable that you might apply for; many would appreciate your boldness and initiative in contacting them directly.

Obtain the grades you need to impress prospective employers

Although an apprenticeship may be a viable option for higher and further education, many firms may want you to have some basic certifications before you begin.

Apprenticeships may sometimes require GCSEs in Maths and English. But don’t worry if you don’t have these credentials; there are many ways to get them. For example, why not enrol in adult numeracy and literacy course to help you gain the essential skills?

Some organisations may pay for your course as you study, so it’s worth investigating these possibilities.

Get some work experience

It may be tough to get an apprenticeship, but if you are already known to the organisation before applying, you will have a better chance of receiving a seat.

This is where job experience comes in sound, as it will enable you to meet important decision-makers while also providing you with some of the abilities you’ll need to impress an employer.

Speak with companies about the possibility of doing one or two-week work placements – you’ll Nearly surely be underpaid, but the connections you build may be worth it.

Pre-apprenticeship training should be completed

Pre-apprenticeship training is an effective way to prepare for an apprenticeship’s challenges and prepare you for a full-time training job.

This pre-apprenticeship, sometimes known as a traineeship, may lead to a full apprenticeship. And you are not required to stay in one area; after your traineeship is over, you may be able to transfer to a different business or programme.

Updated on September 1, 2022

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