How to succeed in securing an apprenticeship scheme - 10 quick tips!

02 March 2015 | Careers Advice | Guest Author

1. Good CV

Even if you don’t have too much work experience, you can still make your experience and skills stand out

2. Research

the organisation you’re applying for!

3. Understand

the role and what the organisation will be looking for in an applicant

4. Know what you want

Think clearly about where you would like to be in a few years time and why you are applying for the role. Do your homework, there’s a lot of competition out there

At the Interview

5. Prepare

Some questions to ask at the interview

6. Look smart

Success is also based on appearances, make sure you’re wearing the appropriate attire

7. Listen

Engage with everyone in the interview process

8. Practice

Pre interview – ask someone who may be more experienced than you to help you prepare and make sure you think about all possible questions and scenarios you may be asked

9. Always get feedback

After an interview – this will help you hone your understanding and technique of the most successful way to approach an interview

10. Don’t lose heart

If you don’t succeed at first, learn from your experience and build on this to keep trying. It’s a competitive world out there, but determination and preparation always pays off.

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