Category Archives: Apprenticeship Application Process

When considering what to do when you have finished your exams, what is on your list of next things to do?

May 28, 2015 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

  When considering what to do when you have finished your exams, enjoying the summer sunshine and holidays will be high on the list for many. But before packing your bags consideration needs to be made of the choices for your further education in September. Two educational routes are open, Academic and Vocational – University or Apprenticeship. Both are equally valid and both can lead to degree level qualifications. The difference is an Apprenticeship pays a salary whilst you learn and a University course does not. In relation to Apprenticeships, Britain’s most successful former Apprentices are worth £20 Billion between them. […]

How to choose an apprenticeship

November 10, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

If you’ve already decided that university isn’t for you and you’d like to do an apprenticeship, what do you do next? How do you choose what apprenticeship to do? There are lots of factors to consider. What level of apprenticeship? There are different levels of apprenticeships available – for an overview of what these are and what they mean, take a look at our previous article, Apprenticeship Levels explained. What industry? The biggest decision to make is which industry area you want to go into. You might already have a good idea of what it is you want to do, […]

Your Apprenticeship Interview – Example Questions

September 25, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Previously on the ATG Apprenticeships news pages we’ve discussed our top tips for preparing for your Apprenticeship interview. In that article we suggested trying to think about the questions that your potential employer might ask you during the interview and start thinking about how you would answer these kind of questions in a way that relates to the job role and your relevant skills. Are you struggling to think of what types of questions you might be asked though? Well, although every interview is different, we thought we’d get your thinking started with this list of sample questions: What made […]

Emphasising your skills and experience on your CV

September 22, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

In a previous article here on the ATG Apprenticeships news page we discussed how to prepare your CV when you’re getting ready to apply for Apprenticeship vacancies, using our helpful Apprenticeships CV Hints & Tips. It’s also important to note, however, that there are certain skills that the majority of employers will be looking for in an Apprentice, no matter which industry they are operating in. These include communication skills, an ability to work with others, English and Maths skills, basic computer skills and organisation skills. So you need to bear these things in mind when writing your CV so […]

Social Media and Your Apprenticeship Application

September 18, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Social media plays such a big part in our daily lives now. Have you stopped to think how your social media accounts and activity could affect your Apprenticeship application though? A lot of employers, when reviewing CVs and job applications, will search for the applicants on social networks to get a better idea of the person, their personality and their interests. This can help them to judge whether they think that the individual will fit in with the company. So when you’re starting to look at Apprenticeship vacancies and preparing your CV ready for applications, stop and think about how […]

Apprenticeship Vacancies Closing

August 14, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

If you’ve been considering your options for the future, you might have thought about applying for an Apprenticeship. If you’ve not yet applied, though, now is the time to browse the vacancies on ATG Apprenticeships and submit your application – we have around 50 vacancies available on the website at the moment, but the closing date for applications is the end of this month! Applying for a vacancy on the site is really straightforward, especially if you follow our guide to the application process and have your CV and covering letter ready. We’ve also provided some tips and hints of […]

Ready for your exam results?

August 12, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Are you ready to receive your exam results soon? Have you made a decision about what you’re going to do next? If you’re not sure about going on to further education because you’re put off by the prospect of spending more time in the classroom, or you’re worried about the costs of going to university, why not consider an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships offer you a great route to a nationally recognised qualification. And rather than getting in to debt, you will actually be earning as you learn in a full-time job role. This also means that you will be applying the […]

Focus on…How to Write Your Covering Letter

August 5, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

We’ve talked before about preparing your CV and the Apprenticeship application process, and have mentioned that as part of applying for a vacancy you will also need a covering letter. A covering letter can be almost as tough as your CV if you’re not sure what you need to include in it, so we thought we’d help you out with a brief overview on how to write your covering letter. So what’s a covering letter for anyway? Well, it acts as an introduction to your CV and is a great place to highlight your qualities to a potential employer. It […]

Is an Apprenticeship right for you?

July 3, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Choosing which path of education or training you want to follow after school can be tough –you may be considering an Apprenticeship, but how will you know if an Apprenticeship is right for you? Well, Apprenticeships certainly have their advantages! You’ll be earning while you’re learning – all Apprentices get paid at least the Apprentice Minimum Wage, but the average is around £170 per week. You’ll achieve a great quality national qualification. You get to combine studying and on-the-job training – you learn real skills by applying them in the workplace. You’re future prospects are also great – many Apprentices […]

Focus On… Preparing for your interview

June 5, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

When the time comes along and you have been asked to attend an interview, it is completely normal to feel nervous. A lot of people get effected by nerves and when it comes down to the interview itself, preparing and practising can help you gain that extra confidence and give you a better chance of getting the job you applied for. Every interview is different in its own way but there are some things that should be taken into consideration for all interviews – here we will go through the things that are worth noting when preparing for your big […]