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Apprenticeship Facts

It’s great that you are interested in employing an apprenticeship - and GetMyFirstJob is the easy way to match candidates to your brand new local vacancies. But, how much do you know about Apprenticeships? We want to give you the basics:

How to mentor apprentices - advice for employers

Stephanie Palmer has some advice for employers on how to mentor apprentices After spending eight months studying sports therapy at university, I decided that it was not the right route for me. I was unhappy with the quality of the course I was paying a huge amount for and decided to explore other non-university career paths. At school, training as an apprentice wasn't endorsed with equal merit as going to university, so I hadn't really seen an apprenticeship as a viable route. But after being disappointed with my university experience, I decided to research the option.

Young People Make Their Career Choices Clear

At this time of year there is much debate about the options that are open to young people. There are articles published that pass comment about the advice offered at school, the relative merits of University, Colleges and Apprenticeships. Many of them bemoan the fact that there are too many ‘Hairdressers’ and not enough ‘Engineers’. Reports are commissioned and published by many organisations representing training providers, employers, funders, and so on.

IT Apprenticeships

If you're company focusses on computers, the Internet or social media, an Apprenticeship within the IT framework could be for you… but which position do you want an apprentice in? Within this industry there are lots of different job roles available through which apprentices can gain an IT NVQ. Here are a few different IT Apprenticeships:

Leisure Apprenticeships

Your company may be primarily in the leisure industry. But what exactly does a Leisure Apprenticeship entail? Some leisure vacancies are based in a gym, some in parks and some even at football clubs…. so here are some ideas of the apprentices you could employ.

GMFJ - Matchmaker?

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Career Match - Our candidate magazine!

This magazine is aimed at candidates to help them make informed choices about the next steps in their career!

Questions to ask in your interview with the candidate

You will be putting alot of input into this interview, and hopefully your candidate would have put in a similar amount of effort. You will interview lots of potential candidates in order to seek the best skills. A good attitude from the candidate will also go a long way to persuade you to hire them! Depending on the job sector you’re looking to fill, will determine the specific skill set you are looking for need. Here are the top 3 things an employer should be looking for in an interview.