Are you a young person considering whether an apprenticeship is right for you or do you know someone interested in becoming an apprentice? They can be a great alternative to College or Sixth Form, but only if you’re ready to enter the workplace. Here are some key things to ask yourself:

  1. Do you have the employability skills you need to be successful in the workplace? Important skills to consider are:
  • Time Management
  • Communication
  • Etiquette in the workplace
  • Confidence
  • Taking instructions
  • Reliability 

If you are unsure about any of the above, you may wish to spend some time to build and develop your skills before applying for apprenticeships. 

  1. Are you sure about the job/industry you want to work in? If not, staying in formal education (College or Sixth Form) will give you a few more years to learn about each industry in more detail and therefore, give you a better understanding to make a choice about which job role or industry you want to go into.
  1. Do you feel confident to go into an interview process? One of the biggest parts of obtaining an apprenticeship is a successful interview; Knowing what to expect, how to prepare and make the best first impression is key. We will be sharing more information on how to prepare for interviews over the next few weeks so if you need help, keep an eye on our blog. (Once the interview blog is live, we can then amend this text and link it here).
  1. Do you understand how traineeships and apprenticeships work? You need to know how your time will be split across your training provider and employer, whether you need to take English and Maths alongside your employer placement and who your point of contact is. Your training provider should tell you all this information but if you’re not sure, check with them.

If you are looking to find an apprenticeship, please contact Kjell@greenlabyrinth.uk.

If you are a business looking to take on an apprentice, please contact sales@greenlabyrinth.uk

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