What should employers look for in an apprenticeship CV?

Do you know what to look for in an apprenticeship CV?

Do you know what to look for in an apprenticeship CV?

An apprenticeship CV will give you, as an apprentice employer, a chance to learn more about the applicant. Although they might not have much in the way of work experience, if at all, the CV should demonstrate the applicant’s interests, education, and plans for the future.

There are a few certain things that you should look for in an apprenticeship CV to gauge whether the applicant is suitable for the post, and if it will be worth asking them along for an interview.

  1.  Organisation. The CV should be well laid out and organised, detailing key information at the top of the page. Scan the CV to see whether it is tailored specifically to the job position. This means that the apprentice has taken time to write their CV and is taking the application seriously.
  2. Job history. It may be quite lacklustre, especially if the apprentice is young. However, you will be able to gain a better understanding of their work ethic from other things, such as situations involving teamwork or leadership.
  3. Truthfulness. Check references of old employers or teachers, to ensure that the information the applicant is providing is correct.
  4. Grammar. A CV full of misspelt words and grammar mistakes raises concerns, as the applicant obviously hasn’t taken the time to proof read their work. Even if the job position doesn’t involve a lot of writing, it says something about the character and suggests they lack attention to detail.

If you take these pointers into account, it will make the recruitment process a lot smoother. You will be able to determine the right candidates for interview and hopefully find yourself an applicant who is more than capable for your apprenticeship position.