How to Apply for Apprenticeship Vacancies. Supporting young people’s services. 1. Supporting young people’s services.
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To apply for an Apprenticeship vacancy you will need to be registered – For more information, please see the How to Register for Apprenticeship Vacancies guide and How to Search for Apprenticeship Vacancies guide. For hints on searching for vacancies by Vacancy Reference Number, please see the How to Search for Apprenticeship Vacancies by Vacancy Reference Number guide.
Before you start filling in the application form make sure you know what the employer is looking for. The ‘Vacancy Details’ page will give you a good idea of what sort of person they are looking for. Make a note of the key points (in Skills Required, Qualifications Required, Personal Qualities & Important Other Information sections) and make sure you cover them in your application (it is a good idea to print the Vacancy Details).
1. When you have found a vacancy you want to apply for click on ‘Apply’ at the bottom of the ‘Vacancy Details’ page.
3. Remember that the Personal Information and Contact Details of your Profile are part of the application. Make sure all the details are correct and that the voicemail greeting on the telephone numbers you have listed are appropriate. Then click Update.
5. Complete the application form carefully. Your goal is to convince an employer to shortlist you for the next stage of the selection process. If you don’t have time to complete the form in one go you can Save or Save and Exit.
7. Your Personal Information is taken from your profile. If anything is incorrect you will not be able to change it from the application form but will need to go back to My Profile.
9. The Work Experience/History section works in the same way as the Subject/qualification section – enter details then click Add Employer to enter the work into your list and don’t forget to include voluntary as well as paid work.
It is important to be honest, but it is best not to point out a weakness in any of the skills or qualities that are important to the employer. However, it is OK to say you have started to develop an important skill and would like to improve it. So you might say “I have already helped to organise 5-a-Side football tournaments and training with St Francis and planned exercise programmes as part of my GCSE PE course. I would like to learn to organise bigger competitions and plan and deliver training session for people of all ages and abilities”.
11. There may (or may not) be Additional questions. These will normally ask you why you want to do this type of apprenticeship and/or work for this particular employer or do this particular job.
If you are asked why you want to work for this particular employer, or do this particular job, look for things in the Vacancy Description and Employer Description (on the Vacancy Details page) that really interest you. Try to find out a bit more about employer (there is often a link to their website on the Vacancy Details page) and show that you know something about what they do in your answer.