To apply for most apprenticeship vacancies, you will need a CV. A CV is a summary of your skills experience and education and is the first thing employers will see, so needs to offer the best impression of you.
The following list is what you should include.
Name and Contact Details
Your address, contact number and a suitable email address. You do not need to include details such as date of birth, marital status, gender or a photograph.
This section is to highlight the skills you have learnt in school, work experience, part time jobs or any other activities. A short paragraph should be plenty.
Make a note of which schools you attended and put in all the grades that you have achieved plus any predicted grades.
With the dates descending, put in any work experience you have including any volunteering, part time, summer or other jobs you may have had. Make sure that you include all the activities you did and the skills you developed.
Interests and Hobbies
Add your interests, particular hobbies that show team working, leadership, communications skills.
There are online guides available to help you build your first CV, some great resources are:
Prospects.co.uk – CVs and Cover Letters
TheGuardian.com – School-leavers and graduates: how to write your first CV
Reed.co.uk – School leaver CV template