Applying for an apprenticeship shouldn’t be a difficult thing to do. Just follow these steps:
1: Get your c.v. in order! Make sure it’s not too long, has no spelling errors and definitely has no fibs in it, as potential employers will catch you out.
2: Consider your skills and interests before you do anything. Look at where you want to end up and what career you really want. If you can, it is definitely advisable to try and get some form of work experience in your chosen field. This will give you a real insight into the type of job you will eventually be doing, plus it looks great on your c.v.
3: Get on-line and have a look at some websites which have apprenticeship vacancies. There are a number of them, you could be really specific and go directly to certain employers like British Gas http://www.britishgasjobs.co.uk/careers/apprentices-and-trainees if you want to be a gas engineer or http://toniandguy.com/pages/category/education/nvq-apprenticeships if you fancy getting into hairdressing. If you aren’t sure which company you want to work for but you know the type of role you want, then you can head to www.careermap.co.uk or https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship to search and apply.
4: Apply for lots of vacancies, this way you will have a much better chance of getting one.
5: Stay positive. Even if you get turned down a couple of times, don’t panic and stay cool, you will get there.