Apprenticeships

 

Discover how our Careers and Enterprise team can support you throughout your apprenticeship journey and take advantage of a variety of free resources to help you on your way!

The start of your apprenticeship journey

Welcome Week and Introduction to Careers and Enterprise

During Welcome Week there will be lots of activities and workshops open to all apprentices, so make sure you get involved! We know you already have a job, but we offer a wide range of resources and support that could help you achieve your career goals. Come over to the Careers Hub to find out more, and to say hello to the team!

Networking and Careers Fairs

You’re already employed, so why attend a Careers Fair? By attending, you’ll have the opportunity to build on your networking skills for your own career and research career progression opportunities. Not sure how to make the most of the fair? Attend one of our preparation workshops! We also offer support with developing your professional brand and networking in our LinkedIn workshops.

Employability skills

You’ll be developing new skills all the time and our Employability Skills Checklist will help you to identify and record these skills. You may also identify skills gaps and areas you would like to further develop. Why not book a one-to-one appointments with the Careers and Enterprise team to discuss this further? We offer a range of face to face and online appointments to suit you. 

CV update

As your apprenticeship progresses, make sure you are keeping your CV up to date and incorporating all these newly acquired skills into your CV. For practical help and advice, attend one of our CV workshops, or access our CV resources online.

Tools and resources

We know you’ll be juggling work commitments and study, and this is where our online resources and tools could help. We provide a range of free resources including practice interviews, LinkedIn Learning, CV feedback, psychometric testing and much more!  All are free and can be accessed online in your own time so make sure you take a look at what’s on offer. 

Support all year round

The Careers and Enterprise team offer support all year round – including over the summer - so if you want to talk through your ideas or get some practical support with anything Careers and Enterprise-related, drop into the Careers Hub or make an appointment and we’ll be happy to help.  

Throughout your apprenticeship

Welcome Week – reflecting on your apprenticeship journey

You're in the midst of your apprenticeship journey now and it’s a great time to reflect on how far you have come but also look forward to the future.  During Welcome Week and throughout the year, there’ll be lots of exciting opportunities and events available to get involved in so check out our offer to you to stay ahead of the game. 

Career planning

It’s never too early to start exploring options after you complete your apprenticeship. You might be thinking about promotion or progression within your company, or perhaps you’re thinking about postgraduate study.  Whatever stage you are at, the Careers and Enterprise team offer a wide variety of workshops on topics ranging from career planning to postgraduate study options. We also offer one-to-one appointments with the Careers and Enterprise team so feel free to contact us. 

Enterprise and entrepreneurship

If you are considering working freelance or would like to explore self-employment options after your apprenticeship, check out our exciting program of events held throughout the year. We also offer one-to-one appointments with our Enterprise Advisers where you can discuss business start-up ideas in more detail.

Interviews and applications

You may feel it’s time to take on extra responsibility at work which could mean completing an application form or attending an interview, if so, there’s lots we can do to help. We offer workshops on Job Applications throughout the year and also offer one-to-one mock interviews.  Get in touch with the Careers and Enterprise team for more information and to book.

Tools and resources

Make sure you access the full range of free tools and resources available to you whilst studying at Salford. Examples include our partnership with Graduates First who provide a range of practice aptitude tests from verbal to reasoning to assessment centre exercises. There is also Shortlist.Me, where you can have a go at online practice interviews and receive instant feedback. All are free and can be accessed 24/7 on demand! 

Support at every step of the way

Remember, our services are available all year round to all apprentices, so whether you want to book an online or face to face appointment, or access our online tools and resources, the Careers and Enterprise service are here for you!  

Planning for the Future

Welcome Week – thinking about the future

Keep an eye out for any relevant activities and sessions during Welcome Week. It’s a good time to reflect on whether there are any important skills you would like to develop. Attend our workshops or book in a one-to-one appointment with one of the Careers and Enterprise team for more advice. 

Networking and Career Fairs

Come along to the Careers Fairs organised by the Careers and Enterprise Team. You’ll get the chance to speak to a range of employers and hone your networking skills. Before attending, take time to review your LinkedIn profile to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have developed as part of your Apprenticeship. Check out our networking page for further advice on this.

What next?

Moving towards the end of your time at Salford you’re probably thinking about your next step. Out team organises workshops on a regular basis on a range of topics from Postgraduate Study to Career planning so come along to a workshop or book a one-to-one session with one of the careers team to find out more. 

Skills review

Now is a perfect time to reflect on the skills and experience you have developed as part of your apprenticeship programme and our Employability Skills Checklist could help you with this. Having specific work and study examples to demonstrate your skills can be invaluable in an interview situation or when completing an application form. If you’d like some additional help with this, come along to one or our workshops or book an appointment with one of the Careers Team. We offer in person and online appointments to fit around your work schedule. 

Tools and resources

Be sure to use the range of free resources available to you.  If you are updating your CV how about using CareerSet, our AI-powered online service?  It scores your CV, provides instant feedback and is accessible 24/7. Other resources include Graduates First who provide a range of practice aptitude tests from verbal to reasoning to assessment centre exercises and Shortlist.Me, where you can have a go at online practice interviews and receive instant feedback.  All are free and can be accessed online in your own time. 

Support for life after you graduate

After you have completed your apprenticeship, as a graduate of The University of Salford, you’ll continue to have access to a range of online resources, services and opportunities to assist you in moving towards your longer-term career goal. Take a look at our offer to you. That may be setting up your own business, further study or changing your career completely. Whatever path you choose to take, we’ll be here to support you reach your potential.

To keep up to date with everything apprenticeship related, make sure you access the Apprenticeships Hub.

We also have a dedicated part of our website for apprenticeships.