We’d always say make the most of online resources. The internet is your oyster! Current JTL apprenticeship vacancies can be found on our website, and we actively work with www.apprenticeships.org.uk and with Find An Apprenticeship. It’s also worth checking out www.yell.com, www.eca.co.uk, www.thebesa.com, www.jib.org.uk, www.aphc.co.uk and www.ucas.com/apprenticeships.
Think of it as if you were a potential customer looking for a tradesman/ specialist – and you may well be surprised how many are local to you (but don’t forget those that work nationally too). Don’t be afraid to make direct contact and show how enthusiastic you are – just remember that they are busy too, so don’t “pester” them either.
Don’t forget to pay a visit to your local job centre and having a look in the local paper. It’s a tough industry to find work in, so we’d recommend creating a good CV, and making sure you keep this up to date. If you want to send this out to employers (as well as upload to your JTL account), ensure you write a new cover letter with each application. Best of luck!