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Apprentice Job Description

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Apprentice Job Description

Apprentices gain skills under the guidance of experienced colleagues. They will have different responsibilities depending on their field but are typically paid while they receive supervised training and classroom education.

We are hiring a driven, enthusiastic Apprentice to join our team. As our Apprentice your responsibilities include learning and developing practical skills, participating in classes and workshops on and offsite, observing all health and safety codes, completing tests and assignments, as well as delivering presentations to staff and other stakeholders. You should be well-organised, flexible, and willing to assist wherever possible.

To be successful as an Apprentice, you must have great time management skills and be willing to fit into the existing staff structure. Outstanding Apprentices are those who respond well to criticism, build good relationships with colleagues, and ultimately make a lasting impression.

Apprentice Duties and Responsibilities

  • Good physical strength and hand-eye coordination may be required.
  • Good time management, critical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities.
  • A growth mindset and passion for learning.

Apprentice Skills and Requirements

  • Attend workshops, and participating in as many learning opportunities as possible.
  • Assist within the relevant department, but also learning about other aspects of the company.
  • Observe health and safety procedures.
  • Complete all tests, presentations, and other required evaluations.
  • Working in the office and travelling to other sites when required.
  • Attend meetings and offering suggestions for improvement.
  • Keep a log of everything learnt.
  • Build professional relationships with colleagues and clients.
  • Good physical strength and hand-eye coordination may be required.
  • Good time management, critical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities.
  • A growth mindset and passion for learning.

Personalising Your Apprentice Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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