What to look for in an apprentice – top 3 tips

If you are in the process of hiring apprentices, it can be difficult to know what to look for at the interview stage. This might be particularly evident if the apprentices are young and lack relevant work experience. Instead of focusing on employment history, look instead at personal qualities which you think will fit well into your company ethic.

You may consider that the right apprentice:

  1. Is committed to learn, as they will have to juggle studying with working on-the-job.
  2. Has great impersonal skills, as this will help integrate them into the company and gain confidence more quickly.
  3. Is looking to build a career in the sector. They will be learning skills specific to the sector, so it is important that they enjoy it and are keen to ascend the career ladder within your company.