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Focus On… Customer Service Apprenticeships

June 16, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Customer Service Apprenticeships provide you with all of the key skills to provide excellent customer service. Customer service plays a very important part throughout a variety of job roles and industry sectors. Most Customer Service Apprenticeships are completed within the industries of retail, sport and recreation, telecommunications, financial services and hospitality. The types of job roles and vacancies most commonly associated with Customer Service Apprenticeships are ‘Customer Service Assistant’, ‘Customer Service Agent’ and ‘Customer Service Representative’, although these can vary depending on the company and sector – have a look at the latest vacancies on the ATG Apprenticeships website to […]

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 […]

Focus On… Warehousing Apprenticeships

June 4, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Warehousing Apprentices are a crucial part of logistics operations and usually form part of a Warehousing and Logistics team. During a Warehousing Apprenticeship, you deal with the various elements involved in the movement and storage of goods within a warehouse environment. It’s important that Warehousing Apprentices have a good fitness level as they often have to lift and move around goods within the warehouse – as part of a Warehousing Apprenticeship, you will be taught how to lift items correctly and safely. Not all lifting and moving is done by hand though, and Warehousing Apprentices will often be trained in […]

Focus On… Performing Manufacturing Operations Apprenticeships

May 21, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Performing Manufacturing Operations Apprenticeships cover a wide range of manufacturing processes which can span a number of industries and sectors. These Apprenticeships cover all of the day to day aspects involved in a manufacturing working environment including health and safety and how to operate effectively. A Performing Manufacturing Operations Apprenticeship can provide you with a great rounded knowledge of the manufacturing industry and processes, putting you in a prime position to advance within a manufacturing career. Depending on the company that you complete your Apprenticeship with, you might specialise in one of a number of possible industries or manufacturing skills […]

Focus On… Mechanical Machining & CNC Precision Engineering Apprenticeships

May 21, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Engineering Apprenticeships are a great route into a wide number of industries. CNC Engineering or Computer Numerical Control Engineering is a specialisation in Mechanical Engineering which allows for computer controlled machining, programming the movement of the tools to complete precision tasks. During a Mechanical Machining & CNC Precision Engineering Apprenticeship you will primarily work with metal however you could potentially work with wood, composite materials and plastics. Typical duties include: Programming the machine tool with data taken from technical drawings Planning out the machine operations for each job to maximise efficiency Ensuring the right tools are used for each stage […]

Focus On… Preparing your CV

May 21, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

First things first – what is a CV? A CV (short for Curriculum Vitae) is your very own sales document – it helps you list facts about yourself, your skills, qualifications, experience and career history. You will need a CV to apply for Apprenticeship vacancies with companies. Employers will look at your CV to effectively paint a picture of who you are and how you would fit into the role you are applying for. This is why it is important to build up a CV that showcases what you have to offer. CVs usually include contact information, qualifications, work history, […]

Focus On… Business and Administration Apprenticeships

May 12, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Business Apprenticeships are all about learning to play an important support role within any business or organisation. The businesses you could be working for may be in any of a variety of industries in companies of any size. Administrators are often in charge of the day to day tasks involved in keeping an office running smoothly. As an indication of how crucial and important a role administrators play, 97% of employers say that effective administration plays an essential part in helping their business function. Business and Administration Apprenticeships can cover a variety of roles which involve organisation of people and […]

Focus On… Applying for an Apprenticeship

May 7, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

So, you’ve decided to go ahead with an Apprenticeship. Now, how exactly do you go about applying? First, you’ll need an ATG Apprenticeships account. This is easy, just click ‘Register’ at the top of the ATG Apprenticeships website and fill in your details. To start with, we’ll only need your email address and a new password. After you have an account with us, go the homepage (click ‘Home’). You can then browse the entire ATG Apprenticeships website for the Apprenticeship that suits you best. You can browse by categories, down the left side of the website, or by jumping directly […]