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Apprenticeships in business administration

When I was working in sixth form careers, students would frequently ask how they could work in business after they left school. “What exactly do you mean by business?” I would say as it was a very broad request, but it was to help inspire the layout of the Careersnearhere website with its dedicated Business Admin and Business Management sections. In today’s blog we’re going to [...]

July 9th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, Business|

Thinking about starting an apprenticeship in Construction?

As there are quite a few local construction apprenticeships still available with start dates in September, we thought you might appreciate an overview of the different trades, the sort of people these trades are suited to, as well as a look at one of the leading apprenticeship companies in the region, On Site Bristol. We’ll start with an overview of some of the key trades and [...]

May 18th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, Construction|

Take a look at the possibility of a construction apprenticeship

If you always knew that an academic career path wasn’t for you, if you are perhaps struggling with academic work – especially at exam time - and preferring practical subjects at school, why not take a look at careers in the construction industry? To find out more, we spoke with local specialists, the Shared Apprenticeships South West (SA) who regularly take on apprentices in trades such [...]

May 14th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, Construction|

Apprenticeships – Where and When Can I Find One?

Continuing our theme of apprenticeships this week, we’re going to look today at where – and when – you can find one … An apprenticeship is a paid job combined with relevant training and qualifications. It means that whilst you work for an employer, a training company or college works with you to help you get a nationally recognised qualification. Start by looking for advertised vacancies [...]

April 27th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, Overview|

What is an Apprenticeship?

We’ve heard that apprenticeships are a chance to ‘earn while you learn’, but it might appeal more if we described them as opportunities to ‘learn while you earn’ as an apprenticeship is essentially a paid job with compulsory training, learning and nationally-recognised qualifications attached. An apprenticeship can include a level 2 or 3 qualification, equivalent to GCSEs and A-levels, but also a full degree or professional [...]

April 23rd, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, Overview|

Cover Letters – what they are used for and how to write one

If your CV is the sales brochure promoting ‘Product You’, then your Cover Letter is the flyer that accompanies it.  Whether you are applying for a part-time job, work experience, or an apprenticeship, this is an eye-catching introduction to whet the appetite of any recruiter or employer, leaving them wanting to find out more from your CV and from you in person at interview. What is [...]

March 12th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, CV writing|

How to make an impact with your CV

Here’s the final tips in our series on how to really wow an employer or recruiter with your first CV.  We’ve covered how it should be structured; now here’s a few tips to help fine tune the end result … Get noticed This is all about ‘Product You’ and it’s vital that your CV and/or application stand out from the rest. List your achievements – Tell [...]

March 5th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, CV writing|

Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeships

The Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship programme is one of the best paid apprenticeships locally, so we thought it was time to find out more about what you can expect from one of these incredible government apprenticeships.  To do that, we spoke with Lydia who joined HMRC in Bristol direct from sixth form on a Level 4 Business Apprenticeship just a few months ago.  She told [...]

March 2nd, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, Business|

How to structure your first CV – part 2

If recruiters, employers and academics spend only a few seconds skim-reading CVs and applications for relevant content, they may well be on to the next application by the time they’ve seen your name, contact details and the key achievements we talked about in last time’s blog.  But if they’re sufficiently interested - and choose to read on - here is a tried and tested formula for [...]

February 19th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, CV writing|

How to structure your first CV – part 1

If you’re starting out in life and need to create a CV, there are lots of different layouts you can choose. We’ve been researching and adapting them for years and so bring together the many different styles as well as our own experiences in one simple layout that really works for young people! The choice of CV style is basically yours, but over the next few [...]

February 9th, 2018|Categories: > Apprenticeships, CV writing|
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