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Top tips on applying for an Apprenticeship

Application Tips

Once you have found an apprenticeship you would like to apply for, the application form needs to be completed to the best possible standard. This will make it stand out and may get you invited for an interview. We advise you to always read the job description and personal specification and take time completing your application to demonstrate your skills and knowledge

We recommend checking out NHS Jobs as they have a guide on how to complete an application form. 

 

A candidate stands out when it is clear they have read the requirements within the application form carefully and ensured all the sections of the application form have been completed.

The 'personal information' and 'monitoring information' sections are not used for shortlisting, but will be kept for administrative purposes only.

The 'supporting information' section is your opportunity to tell us all the great things about yourself and your skills, so make sure you use it to your advantage. You can include any information here that has not been covered elsewhere on the form. Be sure to use the wording included in both the job description and person specification documents and demonstrate to the recruiter that you possess the necessary skills and why you are best suited for the job.

. You need to convince the recruiter that you have the required skills, knowledge and experience and that they should be inviting you for an interview.

Details to consider:

  • your current duties and responsibilities
  • your skills, knowledge and/or experience which is relevant to the post
  • identify any employment gaps
  • voluntary work you have accomplished

All employers will be looking at how well the application matches the personal specification and job description for the position; applicants that match this will be shortlisted for an interview.

For the best chance of receiving an invitation you need to demonstrate that you have the skills and experience that is stated in the person specification and provide clear examples within the supporting information section.

Here are some of our top tips on applying for an apprenticeship. We recommend you thoroughly read through the application before applying.

If you have any questions regarding the job posted or want to know more information, please do not hesitate to contact the recruiting manager who will be named on the job page.

 

Here are some of our top tips on applying for an appreniceship. We recommend you read through before applying.

If you have any questions regarding the job posted or want to know more information never hesitate to contact the recruiting manager who will be named on the job page.