You will need a cover letter and a resume highlighting your interests in the chosen trade and the relevant skills you will bring to your apprenticeship.
A cover letter is your opportunity to tell us:
- a little bit about you,
- why you want the apprenticeship, and
- what makes you right for this role.
Tell us about what interests you, what you do in the local community and why it will make you a great apprentice.
Think of your resume as a catalogue of your skills and experience. We’d like to see your school subjects listed along with your grades and any pre-vocational certificates you have completed, plus any full-time or part-time work.
Make sure you include any work experience or volunteer work where you may have had the opportunity to be part of a team. And don’t forget to list any clubs or groups you are actively involved in.
You will need to include a minimum of 1 referee and their contact details in your resume. It’s a good idea to have your referees in mind and start talking to them about providing a reference if you are successful in moving forward with your application.
A great referee is someone who knows your skills and strengths, has managed or mentored you, and can tell us about what will make you a great apprentice or trainee. They might be a teacher at school, a manager at work, or a coach of a sports team you play for.