City : Apprenticeships Exchange : Getting an Apprenticeship
A way to get prepared for an apprenticeship is to do a traineeship. Traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, maths and English and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job. Click here for more information on traineeships. In West Berkshire, both Newbury College and West Berkshire Training Consortium offer Traineeships.
Straight to apprenticeship
If you have the right skills already, you can just apply directly to an apprenticeship. You can apply all year round but most placements start in August / September, so start researching what you might like to do in October and aim to be filling out application forms in Christmas and January time. Interviews can take place any time of the year but most are from June to September.
What you will need before you start:
Grab your CV, a pen and paper and get started!
For help with any CV or Application issues, head over the CV Factory or Interview Stage.