Top Tips for applying for an Apprenticeship - Bridgwater & Taunton College
  • Be proactive when searching for an employer and don’t be afraid to approach employers that you want to work with.
  • Be confident and enthusiastic at your interview. Demonstrate what you have researched and why you want this opportunity.
  • Don’t worry if you feel that you don’t know everything. Having things that you need to learn about your chosen career isn’t a bad thing, that’s why you’re applying to do the Apprenticeship!
  • Always keep your CV and covering letters updated.
  • Always aim for A-C in Maths and English GCSE, as Apprenticeships require these grades. Don’t panic if you don’t achieve them, there are a variety of Apprenticeships that can be done whilst you are undertaking your qualifications.
  • Keep your options open.
  • Keep an eye out on the National Apprenticeship Service website. Vacancies are added daily!
  • Make sure you get somebody to proof read your application.
  • Tailor your application form to every vacancy that you apply for. Don’t send the same information to each employer, as every role will be unique and have different requirements.
  • Check your emails and phone messages if you are waiting to hear back from an application. Don’t leave it too long and miss out!

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