Priestley alumnus Raph Tabbiner has offered some words of advice for students applying for apprenticeships.
Raph, who studied A-Level Electronics, PE and OCR Level 3 Engineering, is currently undertaking a Level 5 Electrical Design Higher Apprenticeship with Cavendish Nuclear.
“My main piece of advice for students looking to get an apprenticeship would be to apply for as many as possible.” said Raph.
When studying at Priestley, Raph benefited from many one-to-one career appointments which provided support and guidance to ensure he was on track with his applications.
He chose to apply for an apprenticeship – despite receiving university offers – to gain invaluable industry experience, which he believes will give him an edge over graduates.
In another tip for those applying for apprenticeships over the next year, Raph also emphasised the importance of his CV being up to date.
He said: “Your CV must be up to date and tailored accordingly for each role you apply for. Ensure you include ‘key words’ in your CV’s personal profile or application questions that reflect the company’s job description and mission statement.”
We look forward to hearing more from Raph in the future and wish him all the best in his apprenticeship.