There are a million and one different self-professed ‘experts’ on the internet selling you a whole range of ‘perfect solutions’. In reality, you have to approach job applications with flexibility – no job is the same. Take this from a team full of people who have either hired apprentices or have recently been in the job market themselves.

This library is your one-stop-shop for honest advice, all accessible for free. Our job is to help you get employed, not trick you into buying a product or signing up to a vaguely priced subscription.

If you are a parent, guardian or teacher, you are free to access these resources. Supporting a young person through this process is not easy, but you should appreciate how much less stressful it is for them to have an adult helping them through it. For more guidance and support, you should visit the Parent and Teacher Information Hub.

If you are looking for help writing a CV and a cover letter, you have likely either never done it before, it will have been a while since the last one, or you haven’t had any success so far. Either way, we want to simplify the process and give you the best advice on how to tailor your CV and cover letter to suit you.

We have outlined a generic advised template for each, but we emphasise they are only templates: Your CV and cover letter must meet specific requirements to achieve clarity and be informative, but must also reflect you as a candidate.

We are building this document library with your needs at the forefront of our minds. If you find that something could be improved, or have an idea for another template or advice that could be added, use our contact form to let us know. Help us to help you!