Undergoing an apprenticeship or traineeship is a great way to jumpstart your career, especially since there are many available apprenticeships in many industries. However, first thing is first: you need to apply for an apprenticeship before you start your on-the-job training. If you don’t know how to apply for an apprenticeship, don’t sweat. It isn’t all that difficult.
Here are some tips on how to apply for an apprenticeship. Follow these steps and you’ll soon be choosing between the many available apprenticeships in your chosen industry.
1. Research Your Apprenticeship
One of the important things you need to do first is to research the apprenticeship that you are interested in doing and find out if there are any available apprenticeships that you can apply for. Once you have an idea of the job vacancies that you can apply for and the available apprenticeships open for you, it’s time to do some further research.
Before you apply for these available apprenticeships, you need to find out what the job entails. Try to find out what your responsibilities will be once you’re hired and think about if you prepared and able to take on those responsibilities. Also research any potential employers and find out how they operate and do business. If you’re still interested in the apprenticeship after your initial research you can go on to the next step.
2. Contact the Employer
Once you have determined the type of apprenticeship you want to do and the different apprenticeship jobs available the next step is to make contact with any potential employers. You can look online or in the paper for any possible apprenticeship jobs. You may also have some specific businesses in mind where you would love to do an apprenticeship in. In these cases try calling them to see if they have any apprenticeship jobs available.
3. Prepare a Great Cover Letter
Your cover letter is going to say a lot about you as an employee. In fact, many employers judge applicants by the cover letters that they send. Write a letter that’s full of errors and is disorganised and there’s a good chance you won’t get hired. So make sure you have a good cover letter (and make it brief and to the point) for the employer.
4. Follow Up
Don’t be afraid to follow up on your application. There are times when your application gets lost or put aside accidentally. There’s no harm in asking via telephone a few days after you sent your application to see if they received it and are potentially interested in interviewing you.