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Build your own toolbox (Young HPC)

Need to put together your CV? Prepare for an interview? Or have you got a question about how apprenticeships work? Here, you’ll get practical support with CV writing, interview techniques and preparing to meet with employers.

CV writing and covering letters

A CV gives an employer some insight into your achievements, skills and qualifications. Here’s how to make sure your CV stands out from the others landing in an employer’s inbox.

Interview techniques

Well done, you’ve got yourself an interview! Here’s how to make sure you’re prepared for the big day and all your hard work pays off.

Why you should have a LinkedIn profile – and how to use it

LinkedIn is a social networking platform for professionals. But that doesn’t mean it’s not for you if you’re still in school or college – or if you’re not planning to go into a ‘professional’ industry. Read our guide to LinkedIn to find out why a LinkedIn profile is essential and how to use the site to get noticed by peers and employers.

The Young HPC guide to online interviews

You might not be meeting an employer in the flesh, but an online interview is still a perfect opportunity to show why you’re the right person for the job. Read our guide to feel prepared, relaxed, and ready to make your best impression.

How does an apprenticeship work?

Apprenticeships aren’t like an ordinary job. You get to study and learn at work. So you finish with a qualification and trade, but also some real-world experience. Take a look at our visual guide to understand more about how an apprenticeship works. So you know what to expect over the course of the programme.

How to apply for an apprenticeship

Applying for an apprenticeship is the same as applying for any other job in many ways. You submit an application form and wait to find out if you make it through to the next round! But there are some subtle differences to the apprenticeship recruitment process. Take a look at our step-by-step visual guide to find out more.

What happens in an assessment centre?

Being invited for an assessment shows that a business is seriously interested in taking you on as an apprentice or an employee. Find out in our visual guide what you can expect to happen and how to make the best impression.


Visit the Government’s official apprenticeship site to find out what you need to do to become an apprentice. The career options available and which employers are currently offering them.

Apprenticeships at HPC

An apprenticeship at HPC is an opportunity to be involved in building one of Europe’s most exciting construction projects. And to be part of a creative, vibrant and supportive environment, providing the best possible foundations for a successful career.

What I love most about my role – as much as I love being part of such a large project – for me it really comes down to being a woman in this industry and making my stamp, building a reputation and striving to be one of the best.

Lifting Technician Apprentice

Working at HPC

What’s it like to be an apprentice on Europe’s most exciting construction project? Follow Caitlin around site from the moment she wakes up to the end of her working day.

Become a member

Are you aged between 16 and 21? If so, please click on the link below to register for Young HPC.

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