How to Increase Your Chances of Getting an Apprenticeship

November 2020

Want to increase your chances of securing an Apprenticeship? Here are some helpful hints and tips that can help you gain your dream Apprenticeship.

1. Produce a CV that stands out from the crowd!

Your CV is the first step into an Apprenticeship. Think about everything you are putting on it to portray the best version of you. Make sure it is up to date and that you tailor your CV towards the role or sector you are applying for. To find out more about producing a CV, Click Here.

2. Be proactive!

Don’t expect an opening to come to you, you need to get out there and find it. A simple Google search or the occasional phone call can make all the difference. At Alliance Learning, we recommend that you check out our website for any new apprenticeship vacancies at least once a week. Also follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts so you don't miss out on any potential opportunities.

3. Prepare for interviews in advance!

First impressions are key! Ensure you represent the best version of yourself; arrive early, dress smartly, maintain eye contact and ask questions. On the day of the interview, make sure you take a notepad to make notes, any certificates you have, e.g. GCSE qualifications, and a bottle of water; there is nothing worse than being half-way through a sentence and your throat starts to dry up. Click Here to find out more about how to approach an interview, and Click Here to find frequently asked interview questions and how to answer them.

4. Research, research, and more research!

Research is essential at all stages of looking for an Apprenticeship, from making sure you apply for an Apprenticeship you can see yourself doing, to researching the company you are thinking about applying for. Don't apply for anything that is available, make sure the position and the company are a right fit for you. Also make sure you know the ins and outs of the recruitment process from start to finish so you are aware of what you need to do in order to secure an Apprenticeship.

5. Work experience!

Although this is not essential, having a job (either full-time or part-time) previously is beneficial to your CV. It shows to an employer you have a get-up-and-go attitude and you know the world of work.

6. Social media use!

Employers may choose to look at your social media accounts to see how you represent yourself, so be mindful that anything distasteful, from pictures to comments, may hinder your chances. So, review and delete posts if necessary.

7. Seek advice!

If applying for an Apprenticeship seems a little bit overwhelming, don’t be afraid to ask for help. You can contact our team of experts that can provide you with all the knowledge and advice you require. You can call us on 01204 677888 or email

If you would like to register your interest for an Apprenticeship, Click Here. Alternatively, you can check out our current Apprenticeship vacancies that are available right now Here.