Degree Apprenticeships: Aspire, Apply, Achieve 2019

Posted on 11 Jul 2019

Degree Apprenticeships: Aspire, Apply, Achieve

Is a programme of four workshops aimed at supporting upper sixth/year 13 students through the application and selection process for degree apprenticeships. During the programme, each themed workshop will prepare students with writing online application forms, CVs, interview techniques as well as the opportunity to apply for a fictional apprenticeship. Participants will then be invited to attend the final session which will focus on a mock-assessment centre.

The programme will start in October, with one workshop per month until January. Completers of the programme will then be perfectly placed to engage with employers during the busy apprenticeship recruitment period.


Workshop 1  |  Wednesday 16th October: An introduction to Apprenticeships

  • Introduction to the programme – how MMU/college can support you
  • Understanding different levels of apprenticeships
  • Application timeline- when jobs become available
  • Common subject areas
  • Finding vacancies
  • How to Apply
  • Thinking about the importance of work experience

Workshop 2  |  Wednesday 13th November: Application workshop – How to write a successful CV and How to approach writing an online application form 

  • Application workshop – Writing a successful CV and covering letter
  • Gain one-to-one advice on your CV
  • How to approach an online application form

Workshop 3  |  Wednesday 11th December: Application workshop – Preparing for Interviews and Assessment Centres


Delivered by IBM, the largest technology employer in the world

  • Introduction to assessment centres and what to expect
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Types of questions
  • How to prepare for the day
  • Body language


Workshop 4  |  Wednesday 22nd January: Mock-assessment centre & Reflective feedback session

The best preparation for the real thing is to practice! Take part in our mock-assessment centre and receive detailed feedback on the areas in which you impressed/need to improve.

  • Mini-presentation
  • Group tasks
  • Mock-interview
  • Personal feedback provided