How to Guide
How to Find an Employer
Whether you are looking for an Apprenticeship or seeking your first job after university, finding your first employer needn’t be a scary task, following the hints and tips in this section will help you put together your CV, and locate the job that’s right for you.
Most local newspapers advertising job vacancies on the same day each week, some of them are listed below:
You should also consider the following websites:
You should also look at companies own websites, many of the larger companies will advertise vacancies directly on here, such as:
For more information on careers in construction management and the top employers visit http://targetjobsschoolleaver.co.uk
How to find an Apprenticeship
If you are interested in an Apprenticeship the best way to start would be to speak to your school careers advisors, they will be able to tell of any local companies who may have vacancies available.
You can also check out the Apprenticeship Vacancy Service, you will need to register as a user by clicking on the link below, once this is completed you will be able to search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies. Register here
If you can’t find a vacancy that is suitable for you, the next step is to identify companies near where you live that you would like to work for. Use the internet and yellow pages to get their contact details so that you can send a letter.
How to Apply
Whether you are applying for an Apprenticeship, a full-time job or even work experience you need to come across well in your application, take the time to put together your letter, CV or application form, check what you have written and ask your career advisor, family member or friend to check it for you.
Employers will want to see why you are interested in construction, if you’ve got any experience and what skills you have. Don’t worry if you haven’t got any skills or experience, just focus on why you find construction so interesting.
Sample letters and CV’s are listed below.