How to impress your apprenticeship boss

If you’re working as an apprentice, your contract is typically only 12 months long. So you should be doing everything in your power to impress your employer. Here are five ways in which you can impress your employer and secure your dream job.

Take the initiative

Don’t wait to be told what to do by your employer. In many cases you should strive to show off your confidence and professionalism. If a job needs doing, do it. Your line manager will soon see that you’re thriving under pressure and are more than worthy of a full –time position.

Be prepared

The scouts don’t use this as their motto for no reason. The more prepared you are, the better. Start preparing for your apprenticeship at the interview stage by researching your future company as thoroughly as possible.

Once you secure your apprenticeship, you should be prepared with all the information you need for each meeting or project. The least you should be doing is the prep work to understand what additional information or resources you need to move forward.

Bring ideas to the table

One of the biggest characteristics that employers look for in apprentices is ingenuity. Firstly, take some time find out exactly how your company works – inside and out.

Once you’ve done that then you can start to develop informed opinions on how to improve certain aspects of your company’s day-to-day operations. Your manager will see that your passionate about your job and that could lead you to gaining a long-term contract.

Dress smart

If you’re working as a higher apprentice, dress to impress. Nothing less than a suit is acceptable for your interview. You know the old adage, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”

Once you secure your apprenticeship, stay well dressed and well groomed. By looking sharp and tailored, you give off the impression that you are happy in your apprenticeship.

Come in early and leave late

If you put in the hours, then you will gain back the reward.

Of course, it’s all about the quality of your work rather than quantity, but your desire to stay half an hour after closing or to already be at your desk when your boss walks in gives the impression that you’re excited to be at work and are there to tackle you