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Would you like an Apprenticeship this Christmas?

Posted by | 9th December 2015 | Across Scotland, Apprentice, Apprenticeship News, School leaver, Uncategorized

We have put together some useful information for those who are interested in leaving school this Christmas.

Can I leave school in December?
On Gov.uk it states that if you turn 16 between 1 October and the end of February you can leave at the start of the Christmas holidays in that school year.

Skills
Knowing what skills you have and what your strengths and weaknesses are will help you fill in your CV, cover letter and application forms. Read the top 10 skills employers look for within young people for some ideas by clicking here.

Job search
Begin your job search at www.apprenticeshipsinscotland.com; it is a great place to start (slightly bias!). Even if you don’t see anything suitable on this visit you can register to receive regular e-mail updates of new opportunities – we post new opportunities every day so why not follow us on Facebook and Twitter?

Note: We like to publish the best opportunities for young people in Scotland so we put together this short blog on how to spot fake apprenticeships. Read more here.

CV’s
Have you found a job to apply for, but are struggling to sell yourself and put together a CV? Don’t worry! Our apprentices had the same difficulties when they were looking for jobs, that’s why they put together a template to help other young people secure an apprenticeship. You can download it here (page 1)

Cover Letters
Your cover letter is the perfect opportunity to make a great first impression. Let’s make this one count! You can download our cover letter template here (page 2)

Application forms
Application forms can be daunting whether you have to fill one out online or fill out a paper form. We’ve put together some helpful tips for you to make your application stand out!

Interviews
Once you’ve secured that interview, you need to know how to prepare for it! Check out our 6 top tips to help you out by clicking here.

Have any questions? Feel free to email us admin@apprenticeshipsinscotland.com or call on 01334 844 860.

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