The application form is a chance for them to sell themselves. But remember that if their application is successful your child will probably have to do an interview.
Shona Honeyman says, 'The young person, if they get to interview stage, has to live up to the application form the employer has selected them from – don’t set them up to fail.'
Here are some sample questions and advice on how you can help your child answer them, from the Glasgow Guarantee.
Why are you interested in this job/apprenticeship?
You can help your child to research the company and the role and discuss why they are interested in the job - did they study any subject that are relevant?
What key skills and qualities do you have which are relevant to this job/apprenticeship?
You can help your child to think about skills gained from previous work experience, extra-curricular activities and the subjects they studied at school.
Look at the job description and think about what is needed for the job.
Any other information you may wish to be considered in your application
You can help your child think about their hobbies and interests, are they a member of any clubs or do they do any volunteering?
Their S3 profile might also be useful to help them think about what they’ve achieved.