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10 tips to nail your apprenticeship application…

Gemma Fishel - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

As we’re now approaching the doors of application season we thought we’d give you our 10 TOP TIPS on how to make the biggest impact…



  • Research the company that you are applying to. If you can show and prove that you are knowledgeable and genuinely interested in the organisation then employers will be able to tell that you are truly interested in the role, therefore will be more intrigued to interview you.

  • When filling out your CV and cover letter, knowing the most relevant information is key in order to hold the attention of the employer. For example there’s no point talking about finally pets and the holidays you’ve been on in your personal statement…it’ll just give off the impression that you aren’t serious about applying. Keeping it relative will show you’ve carefully considered the roles you’re looking for.
  • Grabbing attention with you CV will make the employer remember you when it comes to the interview stage. Keep it concise and to the point, and make sure you fill it as well as you ca. Want to know more? Try out our CV builder…
  • Your personal statement should do exactly what it says…make it personal! You need to stand out from others going for the same positions that you want too. How would you describe yourself? Or apply your work ethic practically? We usually suggest a good descriptive paragraph to the person reading your application can get a grasp of whom you are.
  • Make sure you SHOW OFF your skills with great examples that you feel are practical for the roles you are applying for. Being able to apply your knowledge and experience to your desire to learn and progress will work wonders both on paper and face-to-face when you meet future employers.
  • In order for employers so want to read your CV, make sure your Cover Letter jumps out from the others in the pile. This is the best chance you’ll have to portray your personality and desire to work for the employer on paper. Not too sure what to include? We’ve got a cover letter blog with everything you need to include!
  • 7)Being able to show a good grasp of grammar and punctuation will show that you are punctual as a candidate and have good communication skills. These attributes are desired in the work place as it shows great potential to converse with other colleagues and clients.


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