Preparation is key and it is important that you do your research. Try to make yourself stand out at all stages in the selection process but remember to be yourself.
Your CV needs to 'sell' you in the best possible light. Tailor your CV to the types of skills, abilities, and experience that we are looking for. Try to think about why you would make a great addition to our team. However, be sure to always tell the truth as you could be asked to give examples of when you have used these types of skills and qualities.
Read through your CV before submitting for an interview, to check for spelling and grammar, may be worth asking an adult or a friend to check through it with you.
You might be wondering, what kinds of questions will they ask me at the interview stage?
There's no reason for you to be nervous. The interview is an opportunity for you to find out about us as a Company and understand whether the vehicle repair industry is for you.
We understand that for some of you this may be your first job interview so remember, we are not looking for the finished article! Rather, we are looking for you to show us that you are genuinely interested and excited by the prospect of working with us.
Body language is super important and first impressions count! Therefore, communicate clearly and confidently, make eye contact with the interviewer when talking and avoid slouching.
And lastly, be yourself!
Another great tip is to research the Company and the role! You can do this by visiting www.thevellagroup.co.uk or read one of our Newsletters which can be accessed via our website.
It is also useful to come armed with some questions to ask, either about the apprenticeship or the Company. Research is a great way of learning about the apprenticeship and company visit our website to gain a insight to who we are and what we do. This is a great way to show us that you are interested in becoming an apprentice with us.
What we are looking for
There are no fixed entry requirements however, the ideal candidate should have the following key behaviors;
- Good communication skills
- Passion and interest in the automotive industry;
- Willingness to learn new practical and theoretical skills;
- Committed; a keen interest in development and progression;
- Reliable; ability to use own initiative.
Want to know more?
Our website has lots of information about the apprenticeship programme and the application process but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you might have!