Richmondshire District Council

A handy guide to completing your application

An apprenticeship is an excellent start to any career as ongoing training and development is offered alongside a regular wage. As such, you will need to apply for it in the same way as you would apply for any job.

Here are some handy tips to get you started with you application:

Research is key

You will need to fully understand the role for the application and any potential interview/assessments. If you need help, contact us, don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Tailor your application

Tie in your experiences and hobbies with what you will be doing in the apprenticeship. For example, if you are applying for an apprenticeship in finance, talk about relevant projects you have worked on in maths.

What are your hobbies and interests? 

Make a list and keep it handy while you complete your application. Match your experience with what the role requires according to the job description and person specification.

Don’t be shy - we want to hear about you

Tell us why you are the best person for the job. If you are struggling, ask your family and friends what your top three qualities are.

Evidence is essential

You will need to provide real life examples to support what you are telling us. For example, if you claim to be a great team player, can you back this up? Have evidence, for example being a captain of a football team or working in a group to successfully complete a task.

Check, check and double check 

Good spelling, punctuation, and grammar are important. Don’t just rely on spellcheck. Ask a family member or friend to proof read your application before clicking send.

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