The best applications for apprenticeship vacancies are those that are simple, relevant and honest. We need a chance to get to know you before we can be sure that you will be a good fit within NMUK. The recruitment process is especially designed to allow us to find out more about you and, of course, for you to find out more about us; it’s important that you are happy in your chosen career.
The best advice that we can give for a good application for one of our apprenticeship vacancies is to prepare wherever you can, do your research and always be true to yourself. Once you have applied, keep an eye on your emails and your phone calls, even from a withheld number – this could be us calling! It is a good idea to have a voicemail set up in case you do miss any calls we can leave a message and make sure you check your voicemails regularly. We don’t mind if you want to call our team for an update on your progress but, if you don’t hear from us straight away after a particular stage of apprenticeship vacancies, try not to worry as we will be in touch as soon as possible.
Here you will find some of the key traits we are looking for in your application to help you prepare, along with some key dos and don’ts for CVs. You can also find some valuable tips on applying here.
As an apprentice your appetite for learning and development is key. You will need a genuine energy and resilience to overcome any challenges you may meet on your apprenticeship. If we see that you have vigour and stamina, we know you will have what it takes to succeed here at NMUK.
You will need to show that you have a clear focus in order for us to believe that you will be committed to the apprenticeship. This will show us that you consider NMUK potential for a long-term career. It’s not easy to have a clear focus when you’re just starting out but it’s important for us to understand if you will be committed to the apprenticeship and consider our company for a potential long-term career. Use the recruitment process to learn more about the opportunities here at NMUK and ask information to help you understand whether they are a good match with your aspirations. We welcome any questions you may have about how you can grow within our company.
At NMUK we embrace diversity and value respect and are always striving to show empathy towards different views. As an NMUK apprentice you will be expected to share these values from day one and will interact with many different people, including other apprentices and work colleagues, management and tutors. It is important therefore that you are able to demonstrate respect for others at the offset of your application and throughout your apprenticeship and potential career with Nissan.
Try not to overthink when constructing your CV, keep it simple and make sure it is relevant to the opportunity that you are applying for. Your CV isn’t ‘one size fits all’ so try to make sure you tailor it to the position you are applying for. This will help to make you stand out from the crowd.
Some key tips on what to include/not include in your CV to us.
- The ideal font size is 12 in Arial, Times Roman, Verdana or Helvetica. Avoid Comic Sans.
- Try not to make your CV more than 2 pages; a 1 page CV is perfectly acceptable for an apprenticeship.
- Use headings to split your CV into sections so that the reader can easily find what they are looking for.
- Put your Name, Address, Telephone Number and Email Address at the very top of your CV.
- Include a brief personal profile detailing what your career aspirations are, why you want an apprenticeship with Nissan (i.e. if you are applying for Trainee Maintenance Technician, what attracts you to this role). This only needs to be a few lines at most.
- Include your education from secondary school onwards.
You can also look at our examples of what to write/not to write in your CV.