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Really interested in a sector, but don't have a clue about what the company does?


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A lot of young people today have so much interest in a certain sector, but don't understand (or only understand a little) about what the company does, even though they've read through everything they possibly could have. It doesn't matter! Apprenticeships are about learning, and I'm going to tell you something that might help you go for your dream job, even though you're worried you don't know enough.

9/10 companies, when searching for an apprentice, don't actually require you understand fully what the company does. As long as you've researched the company and have an interest in what the company do, that's all that matters!

Last Monday, I started my new apprenticeship as a Sales Apprentice for a Internet Service Provider who specialise in providing bonded connectivity - this was my problem. I didn't know anything about bonded connectivity, in fact I had never heard of it before I came across the job.

My interview didn't consist of them asking company-related questions, they just asked me about myself. And since I've started the job, I now know what 'bonded ADSL' means, I also know what terms like 'local bonding device', 'LAN', 'default gateway', 'VMWare' and so on. And that's just from one week in the job.

I'm just proving that, because I had an interest in this sector (even though I didn't have a clue about it!!),the company saw that and that was just one reason why they employed me.

It also helps having friendly, supporting staff around you - as you can ask them pretty much anything and they'll give you a detailed, but understandable answer.

"Don't let knowledge hold you back, let interest take you forward" - A little quote of mine!