Here is a list of some do’s and don’ts for apprentice recruitment.
Apprenticeships are available in all types of sectors from IT to landscaping. At Green Labyrinth Training we have a direct apprenticeship contract with the government for both Levy and Non Levy funding for businesses. We offer specialist training for business and professional apprenticeships including:
- Digital Marketing
- IT Infrastructure Technician
- IT User Skills
- IT, Web, Software and Telecoms
- Team Leader
- Operational/Departmental Manager
- Business Administration
- Customer Service
Be Detailed in Your Job Description:
A detailed job description is a very important part of the recruitment process. You need to describe the type of candidate you are looking for and the skills that would be ideal for the role you are recruiting for.
Giving details about the job position advertised will help to find the most suitable candidate to match your criteria.
Look for Passion and Enthusiasm:
While screening a candidate, you should look for enthusiasm and a positive attitude. The applicants should be willing to take challenges.
Make sure you utilise your interview time to screen the applicants effectively. You should be able to judge whether the apprentice will be able to work well within your business.
Understand Your Apprentice’s Rights:
When you recruit an apprentice, he becomes an employee, and therefore should be given the same rights as the employees. The apprentice should be given fair hours and holidays.
Don’t Overvalue Experience and Qualifications:
An apprentice is just like another employee but unlike other staff, he will have little to no experience. So while screening the candidate, you should check his basic skills.
For example a potential digital marketing apprentice should have an interest in IT, being using social media already and have studied IT or Computer Studies and Business Studies at school maybe.
If the apprentice is a novice, you can ask him about the projects done during his education. Overvaluing experience and qualifications is not a good idea.
Don’t Settle on the First Candidates You See:
You will probably have to screen a large number of applicants to find out the most suitable candidate for your requirements. By conducting interviews, you get the opportunity to know about the candidates. Green Labyrinth can help with this process by performing pre-interviews and screening applicants on your behalf.
Green Labyrinth have a specialist apprenticeship team experienced in the recruitment of apprenticeships across a range of industries. We will only put forward candidates that we believe would be a good fit for your job description and a thorough pre-screening is done to find only the most talented candidates.
See more information on our Apprentice Recruitment Service.