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Becoming an Apprentice Workshop for Schools

This workshop provides students with the knowledge, confidence, and motivation to enable them to successfully apply for apprenticeship opportunities in the Irish jobs market.

The feedback we receive from schools and guidance counsellors is exceptional – as they believe the workshop fully equips their students with the skills to find apprenticeship opportunities, apply for the positions, and progress through the selection stages.

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Live Session (3-5hrs)

We provide a detailed 3-5 hour live workshop either in the school classroom or via live webinar. The exact duration of the live session is at the school’s discretion to fit their timetable.

Modules covered:

  • Overview of Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Researching Apprenticeship Roles
  • Where and How to Apply
  • Application Forms, CVs and Cover Letters
  • Apprenticeship Aptitude / Psychometric Tests
  • Apprenticeship Competency Based Interviews

The Workbook

The 80+ page workbook is distributed to students on the day or posted to schools in advance of the session where a webinar is being held.

The workbook has two functions:

  1. It acts as a guide and reference point for students during the live session. We understand that some students may find it difficult to focus for extended periods during a classroom or webinar session. With this in mind, the tutor will regularly reference material in the workbook. The flow of the workbook is intuitive, so even if students lapse attention for a short period, they will quickly be able to refocus on the workbook and the tutor’s explanations.


  1. After the live session, the students can use this standalone workbook to reinforce their learning. The workbook contains exercises that help them to incrementally progress towards writing an effective application form, CV, and cover letter. The workbook also guides students on how to prepare for an apprenticeship style competency-based interview using a step-by-step process.

The different stages of the recruitment process may be months apart, so students are encouraged to safely store their workbooks until they have successfully gained employment.

All workbooks are printed using 100% recycled paper.

E-Learning Platform

Students are provided with 12 months access to our award winning e-Learning Platform.

Students can view instructional video lessons that will coach them to perform well in psychometric tests. These tests are used by many large organisations to recruit hundreds of apprentices each year. After the lessons, students can practice timed and untimed tests to
get used to the difficulty levels. Finally, there is an in-depth competency-based interview module to help them to prepare for any interview they might have.

Modules covered:

E-Learning Platform

Additional Information

How much does the course cost?

We are flexible to your needs please contact us for the cost of the Workshop. Some schools partner-up to avail of this service. If you feel that your school does not have enough participating students to make the course financially viable, you are welcome to organise this with another school.

How long is the workshop?

We can work with you to arrange times based on your school start time and lunch breaks.


A sample schedule is provided below for a 3hr session:


9:10am -10:00am

Presentation – Part A – Apprenticeship Opportunities & Overview


10:00am – 10:05am 

5 min break


10:05am – 11:00am

Presentation – Part B – Applications & CV’s


11:00am – 11:15am

15 Min Break


11:15am -12:30pm

Presentation – Part C – Psychometric Tests

Presentation – Part D – Apprenticeship Interviews

When would the workshop take place?

We would liaise with the school to decide on the preferred date. The interactive webinar is delivered at a date and time of your choosing. Access to the e-Learning platform would be for 12-months from this date.

How many trainers deliver the workshop?

One of the following two trainers would run the course:

What experience does your company have?

We have been providing preparation courses since 1987 and our expert tutors are accredited and qualified to the highest relevant standards. The experience and full time professional capacity of the Career Services team is second to none. Combined qualifications consist of M.A, M.Ed., M.Sc. in B.I.S., B.A, B.Sc., B.Eng, D.C.G. (Dip in Career Guidance), H.D.E., P.G.C.E., and A.D.E.M. Over the years, we have prepared tens of thousands of students for assessments and interviews for entry into various careers in the public and private sectors.

Get in touch today

If you would like to book our workshop or discuss course further please simply contact our office and we will be delighted to speak with you. 

PHONE:  028-22977

FREEPHONE 1800 212 212