What would you say are the most important qualities to look out for when recruiting for an apprentice? What would you be looking for in their applications for the ideal candidate to stand out? We tend to be focussing in on the standard of their CV and cover letter, their involvement in sports and other extra curricular activities and a good education level (3x A-C GCSE's)
We are looking to recruit an apprentice into our current team of 3 but find it can be difficult attracting candidates into our field as HR is not something that is commonly understood at school / college age leavers (although we are of course not restricting to this age group - this is based on applications to date) and we are also competing for the same pool of candidates with very good and large scale local colleges and universities.
Interested to hear what peers consider important qualities in apprentice candidates.