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Interview Etiquette

Interview Etiquette

So, you've just received a call inviting you to interview at that amazing company you applied for… you can picture it now, getting that job offer in, you'll be their newest apprentice ready to take the company by storm and impress your way to the top. The only snag? – you haven't actually interviewed yet.

Apprenticeships interview Advice & Tips

Do I need to pass GCSEs to start an Apprenticeship

Do I need to pass GCSEs to start an Apprenticeship

In an ideal world, everyone would be able to achieve at least a couple of GCSEs to help them get onto the career ladder. However, we know that isn’t the case for everyone for a variety of reasons.

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The importance of professional voicemail greetings

The importance of professional voicemail greetings

Having a good voicemail greeting is very important to consider – particularly when you are searching and applying for jobs. It may be one of the first interactions a prospective employer will have with you. High-quality voicemail greetings are welcoming and convey your tone, attitude and even the image of you as a candidate.

Apprenticeships Advice & Tips

Sumaya's Apprenticeship

Sumaya's Apprenticeship

We have recently interviewed an Apprentice Production Technician, Sumaya who does her apprenticeship with SEMTA at Surface Measurement Systems. Here is what she had to say about her apprenticeship.

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Everything you need to know before applying

Everything you need to know before applying

As National Apprenticeship Week approaches, (4th – 8th March), we talk to Deborah Edmondson, Early Talent Director at Cohesion Recruitment, for her advice on guiding you through the apprenticeship process...

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Apprenticeships: College VS Training Provider

Apprenticeships: College VS Training Provider

Sometimes apprenticeships can be misunderstood, and it's quite an easy thing to do. This blog should help you know the difference between colleges and training providers and what that could mean for your Apprenticeship.

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 Get that automotive apprenticeship

Get that automotive apprenticeship

If you are a budding car mechanic and love the automotive world there are some easy things you can do to help you get the job of your dreams.

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How to find Work Experience

How to find Work Experience

No matter what stage you're at in your education, taking on work experience can add serious value to your future career prospects. It can help you land your first job, narrow down your career path and prepare you for entering the working world.

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15 Things You Should Know About Apprenticeships

15 Things You Should Know About Apprenticeships

There are so many things to know about apprenticeships. Here are some of the most important bits!

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Phone Etiquette & Responding to Voicemails

Phone Etiquette & Responding to Voicemails

One of our Talent Managers, Josh has written a blog to help you with Phone Etiquette.

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How to prepare for your first day at work.

How to prepare for your first day at work.

Barney Walker, one of our Talent Managers has written us a lovely limerick to help you to prepare for the first day at work.

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Dear Candidates...

Dear Candidates...

We spoke with one of our Training Providers for their top tips on getting the best out of your candidate profile and what will help you be seen!

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Career Expectations VS Reality

Career Expectations VS Reality

You might not know this, but the Government often asks thousands of people across the country to answer different surveys every year to get an insight into their life. Not only do they ask people they also use information from National Statistics to put together a picture of life in the UK.

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Traineeships: an investment in your future

Traineeships: an investment in your future

Traineeships are something that you may have heard of but not really know much about. Barney Walker, one of our Talent Manager's explores what they're all about.

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Getting started on your Apprenticeship

Getting started on your Apprenticeship

We have some fabulous Apprenticeships in Childcare and Health and Social Care but the one of issues you may have in these careers is to get your security clearance. However this applied for all apprenticeships too.

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Launching the GetMyFirstJob Guide to your Future

Launching the GetMyFirstJob Guide to your Future

Knowing what you want to do in the future can be difficult. But we want to help make it easier for you with the launch of our guide.

Apprenticeships Advice & Tips

Applying for loads of apprenticeships?

Applying for loads of apprenticeships?

Are you applying for loads of different jobs but not getting very far? We've got a few tips and tricks...

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Getting back up when you don’t get the job.

Getting back up when you don’t get the job.

When you’re looking for a job, unfortunately it is inevitable that you could be turned down from a position you applied for.

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Make the most of your summer

Make the most of your summer

Take your mind off the wait for your results by going through our activities list and making the most of the next few weeks, before you must start thinking about what to do with your future.

Win a £100 Amazon Voucher - register in August!

Win a £100 Amazon Voucher - register in August!

The sun is in the sky, ice cream is melting, and hundreds of thousands of young people are waiting for one day in particular – result's day.

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The Phone Interview

The Phone Interview

A phone interview is inevitable, you'll almost definitely have one at some point in your career.

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What does GDPR mean for you & us?

What does GDPR mean for you & us?

You’ll be hearing a lot about GDPR at the moment, and we want to let you know what it’s all about and how we’re doing our part to comply with the new regulations, as we respect and protect your privacy and information.

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Exam Tips 2018

Exam Tips 2018

So, exam season 2018 has started, if you’re not ready, don’t worry! There’s still time to impact what grade you could get, and more time to nail your exam routine.

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Fashion Apprenticeships

Fashion Apprenticeships

Fashion apprenticeships are one of the most popular ways to get into the fashion industry… With the opportunity to get experience with a fashion organisation while getting great qualifications, why wouldn’t it be?

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A Parents Experience

A Parents Experience

At GetMyFirstJob we’ve got a range of employees, from people currently doing an apprenticeship within the organisation to people whose children are about to make the decision on what to do after college.

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Adult Apprenticeships

Adult Apprenticeships

You’re never too old to start an apprenticeship, it’s just a new opportunity to gain more qualifications or get new skills in a new industry.

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5 Cliches About Apprenticeships You Should Avoid

5 Cliches About Apprenticeships You Should Avoid

Think you know everything about apprenticeships? Think again!

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Music Apprenticeships

Music Apprenticeships

Music is an industry where experience is far more important than academic qualifications, but knowledge is necessary. So, an apprenticeship is the perfect answer?

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Plumbing Apprenticeships

Plumbing Apprenticeships

Have you considered a career in plumbing? Experience is vital so an apprenticeship might be the best thing for you.

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Apprentice Definition

Apprentice Definition

The world of apprenticeships could almost do with its own dictionary. But here are some apprenticeship definitions to start you off.

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Drive My Career

Drive My Career

One of our newest projects (with the NFDA) is Drive My Career, to help you find the best career in the automotive industry!

Apprenticeships Automotive

GUEST BLOG: Get to where you want.

GUEST BLOG: Get to where you want.

As a Sixth Form student in Year 13, I know first-hand how stressful and worrying about figuring out your life can be, or at least the next step; in today’s post I thought I’d give you some tips and tricks that I’ve learned from the GetMyFirstJob website and my experience so far.

Exam Stress

Exam Stress

Exams are very important, but that doesn’t mean to say your mental health isn’t. If you need a break from revision; take one.

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Graphic Design Apprenticeships

Graphic Design Apprenticeships

Even 10 years ago a graphic designer seemed like something in a film however now they’re a very popular option for lots of people

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Money, Money, Money

Money, Money, Money

As an apprentice, money is very important. Everyone knows that apprenticeship wage is considerably less than an employee not on an apprenticeship scheme, but there is good news! Apprenticeship wage has increased!

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Easter Holiday Revision

Easter Holiday Revision

The Easter Holidays is the best time for you to crack on and get most of your revision done ahead of exams starting next month. But recently experts have suggested spending seven hours a day to revise during Easter!

Apprenticeships Advice & Tips

Is the real Egg hunt finding an apprenticeship?

Is the real Egg hunt finding an apprenticeship?

There is real excitement at the thought of hunting around the house and garden in search of precious chocolate eggs, covered in gold foil. No matter your age, the delight in finding these golden treats is genuine! And the prize of a basket of chocolatey goodness at the end is exhilarating!

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Filling out your profile

Filling out your profile

We’ve spoken to one of our recruiters, Josh about how to fill out your GetMyFirstJob profile to give employers the best impression of you!

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Estate Agent Apprenticeships

Estate Agent Apprenticeships

An estate agent is someone whose job involves selling and renting out buildings and land for clients. With experience, some estate agents could earn in the region £25,000 to £60,000, plus commission!

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Banking Apprenticeships

Banking Apprenticeships

Unlike some other apprenticeships, Banking apprenticeships tend not to vary too much and are exclusively offered at a higher level.

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Supporting students with apprenticeships

Supporting students with apprenticeships

It’s great to see that you want to support your students with apprenticeships. You don’t have to be a careers advisor to be knowledgeable. Students could ask any of their teachers for advice on what to do after school, university and apprenticeships.

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Media Apprenticeships

Media Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships in media cover everything from film to fashion, music and computer gaming. They all sound like exciting career paths but finding an apprenticeship can be the ultimate challenge!

Apprenticeships

Ways to spend Easter Weekend

Ways to spend Easter Weekend

Easter is probably the best time of year – you’re encouraged to eat chocolate and there’s almost no pressure on you to buy things for friends. And even if you have to – you can just pop to the shop on Easter Sunday and get a massive Easter egg for £1!

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How can parents help you get an apprenticeship

How can parents help you get an apprenticeship

You want to start a career by getting an aapprenticeship, but how can your parents help you get your dream job?

Apprenticeships Advice for Parents

Morrisons Degree Apprenticeships

Morrisons Degree Apprenticeships

Morrisons have partnered with the University of Bradford and Sheffield Hallam University to create a unique, tailor-made programme that's designed to unlock your potential.

Apprenticeships Big Brands Degree Apprenticeships

One Million Shortlisted Candidates!

One Million Shortlisted Candidates!

On the 27th February 2018, we announced the one-millionth candidate shortlisted for a vacancy on GetMyFirstJob. 

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The Big Assembly 2018

The Big Assembly 2018

To most people, this week seems normal, but at GetMyFirstJob we're very busy because it's National Apprenticeship Week from 5th-9th March!

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Edtech Podcast 'Edtech for future talent'

Edtech Podcast 'Edtech for future talent'

#NAW2018

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How to make your CV stand out to employers

How to make your CV stand out to employers

Owen is a Recruitment Apprentice at GetMyFirstJob. After leaving school last year, he's not only got the experience of looking for an apprenticeship but also of recruiting apprentices. Let's see what he has to say.

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A Valentines Story...

A Valentines Story...

Young restaurant owner celebrates one year anniversary.

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Show me the money

Show me the money

David Allison, CEO of GetMyFirstJob got interviewed by an intern who had recently graduated. Here's what they had to say.

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90%  effort doesn't deliver 90%  results

90% effort doesn't deliver 90% results

I once endured a line manager who quoted annoying nuggets of perceived wisdom to me on nearly a daily basis, but what does it mean?

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More Graduates are taking Non-Graduate jobs

More Graduates are taking Non-Graduate jobs

In a speech on Monday, Robert Halfon will say that between a fifth and a third of graduates take non-graduate jobs. Is a degree really worth £50,000 of debt?

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First Day at Work Checklist

First Day at Work Checklist

It's your first day at work, so you may not be able to soak in all of the information, names or policies you need to.

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5 things to help you onto the Career Ladder

5 things to help you onto the Career Ladder

There are 5 key qualities that you should get to grips with if you want to show potential employers that you mean business.

Apprenticeships Careers Advice & Tips

Advice from a GetMyFirstJob Recruiter

Advice from a GetMyFirstJob Recruiter

Getting an apprenticeship could be your first experience of recruitment & trying to get a job. We’ve been speaking to our very own Josh Lund, a Talent Manager on our recruitment team on his advice. 

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Live Careers Webinars

Live Careers Webinars

The Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for school's project will bring you 60 live broadcasts throughout the year.

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UCAS Deadline

UCAS Deadline

It's that time of year again - it's the UCAS deadline!

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How much do you know about apprenticeships?

How much do you know about apprenticeships?

How many apprenticeships do you know about? Try our quiz and see some of the wackiest apprenticeships across the UK!

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13 Skype Interview Tips

13 Skype Interview Tips

Broadcast Media Services discuss tips on how to make a great impression to an interviewer from a distance and present yourself in the best possible light. That's what we all want, right?

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10 things not to say to an apprentice

10 things not to say to an apprentice

As an apprentice, you get a lot of stigma. But what are the worst things to say to an apprentice?

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Will apprentices ever rule the world?

Will apprentices ever rule the world?

We always hear about where undergraduates go, and the successful entrepreneurs who started their careers without qualifications, but where do apprentices go? Will apprentices be the next to rule the world?

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5 reasons to consider careers in engineering

5 reasons to consider careers in engineering

Adam Bytheway is a mechanical technician at Chemoxy International, one of the largest contract manufacturers in Europe. He started a mechanical engineering apprenticeship with the company in 2014 and, in 2016, he was offered a full-time job. Here, he'll explain how he decided to go down this route, and why you should consider it too.

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A-Z of Apprenticeships

A-Z of Apprenticeships

There are loads of benefits to apprenticeships, but we thought we'd put something simple & fun together. So here it is, the alphabet of apprenticeships!

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Just Eat Apprenticeships

Just Eat Apprenticeships

Found your flavour with Just Eat? Why not let Just Eat find you a tasty career too!

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Armed Forces Apprenticeships & Diversity

Armed Forces Apprenticeships & Diversity

With Remembrance Day coming up, we thought we'd look into apprenticeships in the armed forces. Did you know that 95% of new soldiers in the army take part in apprenticeships?

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Princes Trust Online

Princes Trust Online

Having been committed to transforming young lives for more than 40 years, The Prince's Trust has helped over 870,000 vulnerable young people into work, education and training - and this year the charity has launched a unique digital learning platform to help even more young people achieve greatness. 

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Coping with Stress

Coping with Stress

It's National Stress Awareness Day today, and everyone knows about stress at work. If you haven't had stress at work before - kudos to you!

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People Fit Assessment

People Fit Assessment

We've got a brand new assessment for you to do to show employers what you're made of.

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Top 10 Degree Apprenticeships

Top 10 Degree Apprenticeships

University is great for the lifestyle, but if you just want the degree and work experience, a degree apprenticeship might be better for you.

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Virgin Media Apprenticeships

Virgin Media Apprenticeships

There are a number of opportunities to joining Virgin Media as an apprentice. This includes field operations, planning and even engineering!

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Coca-Cola Apprenticeships

Coca-Cola Apprenticeships

Everyone loves a coca-cola on a hot summers day. Whether it's normal, full fat or even zero! But did you know you can get an apprenticeship with them?

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Tesco Apprenticeships

Tesco Apprenticeships

Who doesn't love a Tesco meal deal? Could you be the brains behind the beauty with a Tesco apprenticeship!

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KPMG Apprenticeships

KPMG Apprenticeships

Join 13,500 colleagues at KPMG doing an apprenticeship!

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Microsoft Apprenticeships

Microsoft Apprenticeships

Over 7,000 young people have already been given the opportunity to start their career in technology with Microsoft. Could you be next?

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Amazon Apprenticeships

Amazon Apprenticeships

Amazon Prime is a godsend at the best of times. But did you know you could study towards a degree with Amazon?

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BAE Apprenticeships

BAE Apprenticeships

With more than 40 different apprenticeship opportunities with BAE, you're bound to find something you love.

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Lloyds Apprenticeships

Lloyds Apprenticeships

With Lloyds apprenticeships, you’ll be developing your skills and growing your ambition as you work earn and study for a nationally recognised qualification. These are the different opportunities that Lloyds have for you!

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BT Apprenticeships

BT Apprenticeships

Did you know that one of the UK's biggest companies offer apprenticeships! See what BT apprenticeships are on offer.

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Nestle Apprenticeships

Nestle Apprenticeships

Nestle is the brand that has brought Crunch, KitKat, Smarties, Nescafe and even Felix to our Supermarket shelves. So, what else could they offer us that would be amazing? Apprenticeships. The answer is apprenticeships.

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Pizza Hut Apprenticeships

Pizza Hut Apprenticeships

Pizza Hut are looking to offer 1,500 apprenticeships to people over the next 5 years - from level 1 to degree level, there's definitely one for you!

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AXA Apprenticeships

AXA Apprenticeships

Whether you're 16 or 60, AXA apprenticeships are for anyone looking to jump up the career ladder or retrain.

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BMW Apprenticeships

BMW Apprenticeships

Every opportunity ahead of you, you can take advantage of with the perfect blend of skills, education and ambition with BMW.

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Santander Apprenticeships

Santander Apprenticeships

Santander isn't just about banking. There are loads of opportunities within the bank, here are the apprenticeships they offer.

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Aviva Apprenticeships

Aviva Apprenticeships

Aviva loves new talent becoming the future of the business. There are loads of opportunities in loads of different locations across the country.

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BBC Apprenticeships

BBC Apprenticeships

BBC Apprenticeships could be your start to a career in media. These are the apprenticeships available to you!

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Pearson Apprenticeships

Pearson Apprenticeships

Pearson are recruiting apprentices to work in marketing, customer service, student experience, data analysis and administration roles across Pearson’s UK offices.

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Jaguar Land Rover Apprenticeships

Jaguar Land Rover Apprenticeships

This award-winning scheme isn't just for anyone. You should have a passion to succeed and want to make the most of the hands-on experience and qualifications on offer to you.

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Unilever Apprenticeships

Unilever Apprenticeships

Unilever is one of the world's largest consumer goods companies. Their products include Persil, Dove, Magnum, Hellman's, Marmite and Lynx. So why wouldn't you want to kick-start your career with them?

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NHS Apprenticeships

NHS Apprenticeships

The NHS is huge. So as you can imagine the apprenticeship opportunities available with them are equally as huge.

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Superdrug Apprenticeships

Superdrug Apprenticeships

We all love a bit of Superdrug. But did you know they offer apprenticeships?

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Are CV's still relevant?

Are CV's still relevant?

Everything is going virtual in today's society, so are CV's still relevant to young people?

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Channel 4 Apprenticeships

Channel 4 Apprenticeships

Think a degree is the only way into the media? Oh, how you're wrong...

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JP Morgan Apprenticeships

JP Morgan Apprenticeships

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a global financial services company with a great name, a great reputation, and a great record of success—but you already know that. What you might not know is the wide range of opportunities that are offered.

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L’Oreal Degree Apprenticeship

L’Oreal Degree Apprenticeship

Want to work for a world leader in fast moving goods? Want to earn a good salary? Want to get a degree debt free?

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Subway Apprenticeships

Subway Apprenticeships

We all love a cheeky subway once in a while... But did you know you could be an apprentice Sandwich artist with Subway?

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ITV Apprenticeships

ITV Apprenticeships

ITV is a household name... But did you know that you could start your career with them and get an apprenticeship in a number of roles?

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Mercedes Benz Apprenticeships

Mercedes Benz Apprenticeships

31 Days. 31 Brands. 31 Opportunities. We're starting with Mercedes-Benz - but what do their apprenticeship programmes offer you?

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Careers Advice

Careers Advice

Looking For Careers Advice? Here’s Everything you need to know. Something we've missed out?

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Interview tips & Questions to ask at an interview

Interview tips & Questions to ask at an interview

Congratulations - you've got the interview! But there's always the part at the end of the interview when the employer wants to know whether there are any questions from you...

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GCSE Results Day – What Is It Really Like?

GCSE Results Day – What Is It Really Like?

Emma has been doing work experience with GetMyFirstJob this Summer. This is her experience of GCSE Results Day.

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Impress employers with your GetMyFirstJob profile

Impress employers with your GetMyFirstJob profile

Your GetMyFirstJob profile is how you showcase yourself to a potential employer. You really need to impress. Here's how!

Apprenticeships Careers Advice & Tips

Traineeships

Traineeships

Not quite got the skills or qualifications to start an apprenticeship or go to College? Let's see where a traineeship can take you!

Traineeships Advice for Parents

Results Day Q & A with GetMyFirstJob

Results Day Q & A with GetMyFirstJob

Between 10 and 5 tomorrow we will be holding a live Q&A session for you across social media.

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My First Impressions of an apprenticeship

My First Impressions of an apprenticeship

As a student visiting GetMyFirstJob for some extra work experience, my knowledge of apprenticeships was extremely limited. These are my first impressions.

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Great Grades? Great Apprenticeship!

Great Grades? Great Apprenticeship!

Its that time of year when young people up and down the country are getting their results; the simple list of numbers and letters that give a verdict on their performance during their school years as well as determining what the next step in their lives will be.

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Do your tattoos affect whether you’ll be employed?

Do your tattoos affect whether you’ll be employed?

Got a tattoo? Considering getting one? Have you thought about how this could affect your employment?

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5 Things Employers Won't Care About in 10 Years

5 Things Employers Won't Care About in 10 Years

We all want to know whether an apprenticeship will affect our future employment in any way in the future.

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Are our parents stuck in the stone age?

Are our parents stuck in the stone age?

Watching your parents on a computer, tablet or even their phone is a painful thing to go through, for anyone.

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Why choose an apprenticeship?

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Choosing to do an apprenticeship is just as important as choosing to go to College or University. So why should you choose one?

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Lowest number of University applicants since 2010

Lowest number of University applicants since 2010

25,000 fewer people have applied to University to start in September 2017. But why?

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What is going on with equality?

What is going on with equality?

Equality is important to all of us. Equality in the BBC has been big in the news recently, here's why.

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When can I buy my first home as an apprentice?

When can I buy my first home as an apprentice?

As an apprentice, independence comes in bundles.. Until you get home and ask your parents what's for dinner. So when can you buy your first home?

Apprenticeships

The Outcome of the General Election 2017

The Outcome of the General Election 2017

We've just had a General Election, which means that we have voted for who will be running the country for the next five years - but what actually happened?

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How to prepare for your first day...

How to prepare for your first day...

Well done to successfully getting the apprenticeship! Now the fun begins... But how do you prepare?

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What Will The Election Mean For Apprenticeships

What Will The Election Mean For Apprenticeships

What are the parties policies on apprenticeships? Do they even back them?

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Degree Apprenticeships... the Future?

Degree Apprenticeships... the Future?

Have you thought about doing a degree but not sure about the cost attached? Have heard of degree apprenticeships?

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How the Apprenticeship Levy is Going to Help You

How the Apprenticeship Levy is Going to Help You

It is important for you to make the most of the opportunities that will soon become available to you - with more companies investing in apprentices!

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What Are the Financial Benefits of Apprenticeships

What Are the Financial Benefits of Apprenticeships

Money, money, money. It goes through everyone's head! So why should you do an apprenticeship?

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Credit cards and their benefits

Credit cards and their benefits

The idea of a credit card is great... Just spend money! Ayyy! But there are serious advantages to them...

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What do you want to do when you grow up?

What do you want to do when you grow up?

For as long as I can remember, the question; “What do you want to do when you grow up?” made my stomach feel like it was a washing machine…

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Roundtable Blog

Roundtable Blog

I have just about recovered from my 4:30am start earlier this week to get to London in time for 8am to start our first EmergingTalent roundtable.

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The 10 Most Affordable City Breaks

The 10 Most Affordable City Breaks

With your apprenticeship wage, it's time to get yourself onto a great City Break!

Apprenticeships

What will the New Year bring?

What will the New Year bring?

With Christmas out of the way, the new year is upon us and I'm sat wondering where the time goes.

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What we learnt from The Apprentice 2016

What we learnt from The Apprentice 2016

Congratulations to Alana for winning The Apprentice 2016! But what can we learn from the Apprentice contestants?

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Business Administrator Apprentice - Millie Simpson

Business Administrator Apprentice - Millie Simpson

Millie Simpson is doing a Business Administration Apprenticeship, read more about her experience.

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Rules to Help Stay Safe on Social Media

Rules to Help Stay Safe on Social Media

We don't want to treat you all like children, but staying safe on social media is important. Especially when you start looking for jobs.

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Everything you need to know about legal apprentice

Everything you need to know about legal apprentice

Want to have a career in law? Did you know you can train to be a barrister through apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships

Tried University and found out it's not for you?

Tried University and found out it's not for you?

University isn't for everyone, and there is nothing wrong with that. But what options do you have?

Apprenticeships

What's an apprenticeship like?

What's an apprenticeship like?

Laura is an apprentice with Kennedys Law, this is her story about her own experiences as an apprentice.

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Horse Care Apprenticeships

Horse Care Apprenticeships

We know that you can get a lot of apprenticeships, but did you know you can get horse car apprenticeships?

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How much could you earn in IT?

How much could you earn in IT?

IT doesn't always sound the most exciting industry in the world... But how much could you earn?

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Unusual Apprenticeships Across the UK

Unusual Apprenticeships Across the UK

There are over 170 industries that you can get an apprenticeship in. But here's some really unusual ones!

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Juggling Your Work / Home Life Balance

Juggling Your Work / Home Life Balance

An apprenticeship is a lot of work. But it's still important to have a personal life.

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Getting the Most from Your Apprenticeship

Getting the Most from Your Apprenticeship

Your apprenticeship is your responsibility. Make of it what you can.

Retail Apprenticeships

Retail Apprenticeships

Are you a fashionista? Already work in retail and want to start your career rather than just have a job. Think about retail apprenticeships!

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5 Overlooked Industries

5 Overlooked Industries

Often the most overlooked industries are the most interesting and best paid... But what are they and how do I get into them?

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What you need in your CV

What you need in your CV

What gets you your interview? Having a good CV - here's what you need to include.

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Spelling out your CV

Spelling out your CV

Your CV is the first impression that the employer will get of you. You don't want a silly mistake to put them off.

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The Dos and Don'ts of CV Writing

The Dos and Don'ts of CV Writing

Writing a CV isn't the most exciting thing in the world. But there are some simple things that you can do to make employers want to look at your CV.

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Managing your money as an Apprentice

Managing your money as an Apprentice

As an apprentice, money is very important, in terms of as a reward for all your hard work and spending it on things you want and need!

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Make your work space more like home!

Make your work space more like home!

Everyone wishes that they could do their work from the comfort of their own bed with a hot mug of tea in hand, but for most of us that dream is only that. But, as long as your employer allows it, there is nothing stopping you from making your desk at work more personal.

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Getting your CV noticed

Getting your CV noticed

Employers could be getting hundreds of people applying for the same job, so you need to stand out. What makes you stand out? Your CV.

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What should wear to your interview...

What should wear to your interview...

After brainstorming every answer to every question, you think your interviewers could possibly ask you it then dawns on you that you have nothing to wear!

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Whats it like to be an apprentice?

Whats it like to be an apprentice?

Hi, I'm Calum and I currently live in rural South Northamptonshire but I'm now looking to relocate to Portsmouth as I've been offered a job as a Digital Marketing Apprentice with GetMyFirstJob.

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An Apprenticeship Interview Experience

An Apprenticeship Interview Experience

Being offered my first interview was quite intimidating… I was excited with the prospect of maybe getting a job but I was also just overthinking any kind of question I thought that my interviewers would ask me.

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A Traineeship Experience

A Traineeship Experience

Josh did a 12-week construction traineeship with DMR Training before progressing onto a joinery apprenticeship. Here he talks about the traineeship and how it helped him get started in the industry.

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What do Employers look for in an interview?

What do Employers look for in an interview?

Employers put a lot of work into finding the right person for the job. They will interview lots of potential candidates in order to seek the best skills.

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Mitchells & Butlers Apprenticeships

Mitchells & Butlers Apprenticeships

What's it like learning your trade on the job with Mitchells & Butlers? Meet teen trainees Mitchell Woodward and Chad Beesley.

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I didn't do as well in my exams as I hoped

I didn't do as well in my exams as I hoped

A long and potentially stressful academic year is over and finally come down to this moment, opening a brown envelope.

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Business Admin Apprentice Experience

Business Admin Apprentice Experience

Iram has gained valuable experience and is beginning to plan her future having found a profession shed love to have a career in, this is her story.

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Is University not for you? Here are your options

Is University not for you? Here are your options

A phrase I hear on a regular basis is "I'm going on a gap year." No matter what age you are, it's difficult to know exactly what career you want to work towards.

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What do you need to become a Mortgage Advisor?

What do you need to become a Mortgage Advisor?

Getting your first house is exciting. But who helps you get your first house? A mortgage advisor - this is what they do.

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How to begin your day right

How to begin your day right

Struggling to get out of bed after hearing your alarm go off? An initial reaction will be to just press snooze, but eventually, you will have to take your first glance of the day.

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The Definitive Guide To Revision And Exam Success

The Definitive Guide To Revision And Exam Success

We have created our top tips to help you revise and achieve the best grades making sure you’re prepared for the month ahead.

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Is an Apprenticeship Right for Me?

Is an Apprenticeship Right for Me?

You may be very happy continuing down the academic route, but as mentioned in our university or apprenticeship post, academic studies arent for everybody. If you are looking to start earning and learning through experience, an apprenticeship may be your best choice.

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Apprenticeships- a stepping stone in your career

Apprenticeships- a stepping stone in your career

It is a very stressful period when you are trying to decide on your next step in life. I've been through this myself, last year in fact.

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What it's like to be an Apprentice

What it's like to be an Apprentice

This is Kerry's Apprenticeship Story, a Digital Marketing and Social Media Apprentice for Multipix Imaging Ltd

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Start a career with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Start a career with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Weve joined up with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, meaning we have some exciting new apprenticeship vacancies (link to rolls-royce page on our site) that may interest you! If you want to find out what its like to be a Rolls-Royce apprentice then read Aislings story below.

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5 things employers look for in an apprentice - BPP

5 things employers look for in an apprentice - BPP

BPP have written an article that can help give you the right impression to a potential employer. What qualities do you they look for?

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Boost your CV with a traineeship

Boost your CV with a traineeship

If you are looking to boost your CV, getting some work experience will stand you in good stead to get your dream job.

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Searching for Jobs

Searching for Jobs

It's time to start ploughing the internet for vacancies you are interested in. There are lots of great job board sites online, so make sure you sign up to as many as you can.

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Choosing Your Career

Choosing Your Career

You're always asked what you want to be when you grow up. Does your answer change every time? If the answer is a yes it's probably time you really thought about what you want to do with your life.

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The Telephone Interview

The Telephone Interview

There are a few, Spartan like people, who breeze through telephone interviews as easy as popping bubble wrap.

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