Send the first message
Once matched with a business you will need to send them a message as soon as possible. A quick “Hi (mentor)” as well as what you think of their business and apprenticeship opportunity is a great first message!
Set up an interview call
You will also want to get on a phone/video interview with them as soon as possible. You can follow up on your first message with your availability in the week and also offer a platform to conduct your video/phone call (Popular options include phone calls, Zoom, Skype, and Google Hangout).
Succeed in the interview
The purpose of the call is for you and the business to get to know each other and see if your interests and goals are aligned. Make sure to share your areas of interest and goals in marketing, and to ask the business questions too. Here are some ideas:
What areas of marketing do you need help with?
Are you open to the idea of working on other tasks that may be of interest to me? (list tasks that are of interest to you)
How much training will I be receiving, and from who?
Is there anyone else on the team that I will interact regularly with?
What specific skills/deliverables do you expect from me?
What specific marketing skills will I learn by working with you?
What do you hope to achieve in three months for you to consider this apprenticeship successful?
Here is my weekly schedule. Will you be available during my 10 hours per week, in case I have questions?
Are you ok with having a weekly call?
Due to my other responsibilities, I will only be available during my specified hours. Are you okay with that?
Calls with Acadium businesses are usually much more friendly than your traditional interviews. Just be yourself and you'll be fine.
Starting an Apprenticeship
Once you find the right mentor to work with, you can start the process of signing a labor contract. Notify the mentor of your decision first, so they can send you an offer for an apprenticeship. To accept this offer, follow these steps:
Step 1. Log in and go to your chat with your future mentor.
Step 2. Click the "Open Offer" button at the top of your chat with the business and go through the Apprenticeship Contract.
Step 3. Once you're ready to get started, click the “Sign Contract” button.
Step 4. Read the pop-up prompts carefully, click the checkboxes if you agree to the terms, and click “Start Apprenticeship”.
That’s it! Congratulations on starting your Apprenticeship! 🎉
The Labour Contract is here to protect both parties and it helps us track your 3-month apprenticeship. It also ensures both parties respect the work arrangement, which is typically 10 hours a week for 3 months.
Make sure to sign the contract through our platform and not outside the program, or we will not be able to assist you during the apprenticeship. Most importantly, if you don't sign the contract, you won't receive your apprenticeship certificate upon completion.