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National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Roundup

From 8 February - 14 February, we shared helpful hints and tips to help you find our more about apprenticeships and how you can succeed. 

On this page you can find all of our hints and tips in one place, from how to ace your interview and how to find an apprenticeship. 

You will also be able to see first hand the positive impact apprenticeships have for our students, as well as their employers.  

Getting started: An essential guide to apprenticeships

If you have been considering starting an apprenticeship or you have been thinking about hiring an apprentice for your business, download our essential apprenticeship guide to find out everything you need to know.

8 Tips to Ace Your Apprenticeship Interview

Interviewing for an apprenticeship is very similar to how you’d interview for any other job. Only the best candidates get an interview and it’s very competitive. Preparation and research are key; employers are looking for those who have a good understanding of their career choice, as well as their business.


Top Tips to Help You Find an Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is a top option for your child as they think about what to do next after their GCSEs or A Levels. It’s the only route that enables them to earn while they learn, get invaluable on-the-job-experience, and gain a nationally-recognised qualification.

The world of apprenticeships is thriving, particularly in Gloucestershire. With so much information on offer it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why we've listed below our top tips to help your child find an apprenticeship.

How do I find an apprenticeship?

Applying for an apprenticeship is a little different to applying for a full-time college course and not everyone is guaranteed a role, as they are becoming increasingly competitive.

8 Things You Need to Know About Apprenticeships

Life has changed for most of us over the past year, but apprenticeships are still one of the best ways to start your career, if you want to earn while you learn.

Apprentice Case Studies

Taylor Watson, Cyber Degree Apprentice at Cyber Security Associates

"I knew I wanted to go down the apprenticeship route, instead of A Levels and university because I felt ready for the world of work. After I completed my Level 3 apprenticeship with a merit, I wanted to do the Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship to further my knowledge and education".


Oli Tutton, Engineering Degree Apprentice at Renishaw

"Ever since I was young, I have been taking things apart and trying to put them back together. I’ve always been amazed by the inner workings of things and this, combined with a family history in the aerospace industry, sparked my passion for engineering".

Jess Faulkner, Engineering Degree Apprentice at GE Aviation

"My passion for engineering was sparked by developments in technology; I love seeing new concepts being created and have always been interested in how things work and looking at better ways to do it. When I studied computing at GCSE level, I knew I wanted to be an engineer as I loved coding".

Employer Case Studies

Bloor Homes - Developing skills for the future

"Bloor homes has been running their current apprenticeship programme for six years now, which was put in place to ensure that there is a high standard of training for trades to construct homes".

WestRock - Investing in staff through apprenticeships

"We have a well invested facility in Tewkesbury, and we take the view that we need to have equal investment with our staff. Through this type of training, we believe the candidate and the overall business are stronger as a result".

HPR Services LTD - Growing and developing our workforce from within

"HPR Services LTD has grown and developed since they started trading five years ago. The original business model had apprenticeships right at the core of their organisation and this still remains the case today".

Would you like to see first hand what Leah - Business Support Apprentice has said about her experience with the NHS?

Check out this video to find out more.

Are you ready to find out more? 

Check out our current apprenticeship vacancies, our process and more information by clicking the below button. 


If you have any other queries, please get in touch with our apprenticeship team via the email address below;



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