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Jobs you may be interested in...

Closing date: 31st March 2019

Apprentice Commis Chef @ Dockray Hall

Interested in a culinary career? The award-winning Dockray Hall is looking for an Apprentice Commis Chef to support its busy kitchen using the best of fresh local produce to create pub classics such as fish...

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Closing date: 28th June 2019

Apprentice Mechanic @ Windermere Auto Centre

As an Apprentice Mechanic, your role is to service maintain and repair vehicles to a consistently high standard. This exciting and practical role is ideal for anyone looking to start their career in the Motor...

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Closing date: 28th June 2019

Apprentice Mechanic @ Yewbarrow Garage

As an Apprentice Mechanic, your role is to service maintain and repair vehicles to a consistently high standard. This exciting and practical role is ideal for anyone looking to start their career in the Motor...

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If you're considering an Apprenticeship, but are unsure what to do next, please contact us for a chat and some more information!

Looking for something else?

  • Complete the contact form, and we will invite you into College to give you further information & advice.
  • Create an account on the national website and search for vacancies at:
    https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
  • You can also search for possible national employers at:
    https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/
  • Check this vacancy page regularly as we're always advertising new opportunities
  • Contact local businesses directly with a CV and covering letter, and try to speak to the manager in person if you can
  • Ask employers if you can work for them voluntarily or as work experience – this will make a good impression and you’ll be the first to know when other opportunities arise!

Making a successful application

When you have found a job you want to apply for:

  • Make sure your CV is up to date and is relevant to the job industry you are applying to.
  • When applying via the national website, be sure to add as much detail as you typically offer in your CV. The form online can appear very brief, and this is the only information the employer has when deciding to offer you an interview, so stand out! It might be helpful to work through each responsibility in the job description and mention what you can offer for each.
  • Always proofread your answers before submitting them, this is the first impression an employer gets about your literacy and ICT skills, so be sure to make a good impression.
  • Research the company that you are applying to work so that you can tailor make your application and talk confidently about why you want this specific job.

Employability support

Our Learning Centre can proofread your CV & application, so please contact them to make an appointment:

T: 01539 814700
E: learningcentre@kendal.ac.uk

Websites for CV, application & interview skills support include:

National Careers Service
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/get-a-job

Career Pilot
https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/information/apprenticeships/tips-applying-for-an-apprenticeship

Rate My Apprenticeship
https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/advice/students/apprenticeship-cv

Open Evenings

You can come to meet our Apprenticeship Assessors at any of our Open Evenings.