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lamby1992 01-07-2011 09:34 PM

looking for a aprenership
 
Hey guys i am from cheshire i am 19 looking for a apprenticeship at a garage i have done 8 months voluntary work at a garage to learn and hoping to get a apprenticeship ther but due to space ther they have no room for me. i can mig weld and caperbell at working on cars obviously i am no pro thats y i whant to go on a apprenticeship to learn i can do full services all tipes of other stuf if any one noes of a garage looking for some one who is hard working and always on time and not a mr know it all let me no please :) oo and i also have my 1970 beetle what i restored on my own (my baby) haha. thanks guys hayden.

Salamandertome 01-07-2011 09:50 PM

Is that similar to an apprenticeship? (Sorry :)) Good luck.

lamby1992 01-07-2011 09:53 PM

:incheek:oooppps

Fearny 03-07-2011 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lamby1992 (Post 7840050)
Hey guys I am from Cheshire, I am 19, looking for an apprenticeship at a garage. I have done 8 months voluntary work at a garage to learn and hoping to get an apprenticeship there, but due to space they have no room for me. I can mig weld and capable of working on cars, obviously I am no pro thats why I want to go on an apprenticeship to learn. I can do full services, all types of other stuff. If any one knows of a garage looking for some one who is hard working and always on time and not a mr know it all let me know please. :) oo and i also have my 1970 beetle what i restored on my own (my baby) haha. thanks guys, Hayden.

Good luck finding somewhere mate. I tidied that ^^ up a bit so i could understand it :)

doofus 04-07-2011 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by lamby1992 (Post 7840050)
Hey guys i am from cheshire i am 19 looking for a apprenticeship at a garage i have done 8 months voluntary work at a garage to learn and hoping to get a apprenticeship ther but due to space ther they have no room for me. i can mig weld and caperbell at working on cars obviously i am no pro thats y i whant to go on a apprenticeship to learn i can do full services all tipes of other stuf if any one noes of a garage looking for some one who is hard working and always on time and not a mr know it all let me no please :) oo and i also have my 1970 beetle what i restored on my own (my baby) haha. thanks guys hayden.

I'm sure I'll get roasted for this, but I say this for your own benefit...

You must learn to write properly.
I know this just the VZi forum and nobody speaks the King's English save for the royals and dandies. My English isn't perfect either, but I have to do a lot of writing during my day job. Being able to present your ideas clearly to another party is crucial. This goes for a doctor, engineer, gardener, or career criminal.
It saves time. It prevents errors.
It presents you in a better light for folks that only know you by what you've written.

The job market today is extremely poor. This means it is also competitive. When presented with a list of candidates and CVs, those with poor communication skills may automatically sent to the circular file.

For better or worse, first impressions count for a lot.
In person, you don't get second chances.
However, in writing, you can have all the time in the world to put yourself together. Take advantage of that opportunity. It takes only a few minutes to proofread what you've written. That's few minutes that can help propel you to what ever your dreams may be.

Then again maybe I'm just old and out of line.

I've read (and re-read) your post. It sounds like you have a good, base skill set. It looks like you've got the enthusiasm and the hunger to learn more as well.
When you have all of this going for you it would be a shame to sell yourself short on paper.

Good luck, lad. I don't mean any of this in offence and I hope you find employment in something you love.

Josh
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r5t4 05-07-2011 09:58 PM

Very true and good advice;)

split999 06-07-2011 09:45 PM

Well done Doofus. We were all thinking it, but you took the plunge!

Good luck young man with your search. Doofus has offered very sound advice.

aussiebay 07-07-2011 02:48 PM

i am a service manager for a garage in south wales. i employ vehicle technicians and an apprentice. i have to say that i would not look to employ any one with poor basic literacy skills. there are those that think you don't need to be able to spell to be a mechanic, but i will need to read write ups on job cards and there are written assignments for college work that need to be done.

this is only a forum and i certainly can't be bothered to use caps at the start of sentences etc. but when advertising yourself to prospective employers you need to make it count.

i am not having a go at you but i am trying to give you some advice from some one that employs people in the sector you wish to go into.

type up a CV, go into the dealers and independents in your area. get some smart clothes on. ask to see the service manager. they will advise you how to register for an approved training scheme for their marque. the dealers get goverment funding for trainees but you may be too old at 19.

you seem very keen and determined and this will go in your favour in a face to face meeting. dont get put off by any one and keep at it.

i had 63 applicants for the last apprentice vacancy. 27 turned up for the interview. 1 stood out from the crowd. make sure YOU are that one. good luck and keep us posted.

lamby1992 08-07-2011 02:05 AM

Hey guys thanks for all the comment's I have noted them all and will try to improve on it. I have been around nearly every garage round my area tomorrow IM going to have one last drive round and hand out my last few c.v. I think its because I am 19 like aussiebay sead its a bit harder for me just hope maybe some body can see that I am hard working and worth having around I just need to make my self stand out from the other people IM going to post my c.v. on hear and if people could comment and let me no what you think I can improve on let me no would be a great help thanks a lot Hayden

lamby1992 08-07-2011 02:06 AM

Hayden lamb
Date of birth 12/03/1992
37 Standford drive, Leftwitch cw98dq
Phone 10606 42449 mobile 07530950829
Email [email protected]
Objective
To train and become qualified as a skilled motor vehicle technician.
Education
Mid-Cheshire college, Hartford diploma in
• Foundation engineering level 1
• Level 1/2 Bricklaying
County high school Leftwitch northwitch
• D to B in Art, Maths, Science, English, Religious studies and Electronics.
Work experience
Spans garage, white gate
Work experience 2010-present
One day a week a attend Spans garage doing voluntary work I have become confident at working on cars and motorcycles they also ask me to work extra days when I am not at college. 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
PAL building services, middlewich
Worked Saturday and Sunday while attending college, worked 6 days a week in the summer holidays. 9 am to 5.30 pm
Martins newsagents leftwitch paper boy
Started 6 am to 8 am 7 days a week
Hobbies
I have been restoring early 70’s Volkswagen beetle and I also like reading.


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