Your employability is essential. At 360 Apprenticeships we aim to place as many unemployed people as possible into a full time job. We think it is important to motivate and be a supportive team who are committed to assisting people as best we can and ensuring they are happy in their role.
Not having the security of a job can be a daunting time for anyone. You may not feel like you are achieving anything when applying for jobs or you don’t feel you have the relevant skills to apply. Our courses are a great way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and gain invaluable experience in your chosen sector which is what employers will be looking for in a potential candidate. We work closely with grade 1 and 2 training providers offering a number of fantastic apprenticeships including Business Administration, Digital Marketing, IT and much more.
Another fantastic way to progress into a full time position is to go down the traineeship route. If you finished education and didn’t receive the qualifications you hoped for, this would be a great opportunity! The course length is usually between 2-4 weeks which consists of training on relevant skills from one of our experienced tutors, and the training provider will reimburse any travel expenses. By the end of the traineeship you could go from being unemployed to having a job within 3 weeks! We have worked closely with many businesses from local Nurseries to global companies such as Amazon and Adidas!
Please see our how to become more employable page if you are looking for more information on how we can assist you and the courses and job roles we offer. You could also visit our blog on how to use your transferable skills when applying for jobs and in interview.
Hints and Tips
When you start look for work whether this be full time or for an apprenticeship, be realistic about the skills that you possess. For example, if you apply for an IT role (which requires knowing how to dismantle computers or updating software) yet you have never done anything IT related, it is very unlikely that you will be offered an interview. So be truthful to yourself and see what skills you already have.
Interpersonal skills are important and they apply to almost every role in the world today. These can stem from your regular skill set, but these are important to possess even when applying an apprenticeship role. Every employer look for apprentices who have strong communication skills, the ability to work well in a team, a strong work ethic, confidence (in both their work and themselves) and much more.
So you’ve just left School/College/University and want to start finding your dream job. You see job adverts that are exactly what you’re looking for and would love to apply. But it is very rare that someone will find their dream job straight away, as you need not just the knowledge but the experience too; which is why an apprenticeship is the perfect opportunity to gain the skills and experience you would need.
It is important to always update your CV, even if it is just minor changes. Employers want to see your most recent CV as it will clearly let them know about your working habits and new skills you may have learned.
Many employers look at social media accounts of candidates who apply for specific roles. Here they can understand your thought processes, if your personality would them and much more, so always make sure that your accounts are suitable. Another great way to attract employers on Social Media is to set up a LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is specifically used by employers and businesses for news, updates and even to find new employees.
Don’t wait for opportunities to come to your door, you need to actively looking to be able to find the right apprenticeship/role for you. Keep searching on job boards for positions, sign up to open days or even get in contact with recruiters like us!
So you’ve taken everything above on board, found a dream apprenticeship role and now have an interview; the next step is to now look the part. When attending any interview you need to look presentable as it shows the employer how much you want the role. Turning up in joggers/jeans, trainers and a t-shirt gives the impression that you don’t really care. Even if you have secured the apprenticeship, continue to look smart and presentable in the workplace.