Recruitment Resources for Employers

Since 2012 we've helped over 400 small businesses hire their apprentices through trying and testing 41 online job boards, posting over 2,000 adverts and generating 71,668 applicants.

If you're growing your team with IT apprentices, we'll help you and your company recruit them. Depending on how confident you are with hiring new IT staff, Firebrand offers help and advice with how best to recruit IT apprentices for your business. Browse our range of helpful downloadable employer resources to help you in your search to finding an IT apprentice:

Useful guides

Job advert templates

Choose from our extensive library of customisable templates for all of Firebrand’s apprenticeship Standards.

Recruiter email templates

It's important to communicate with candidates in a consistent way throughout your recruitment process. In these resources you'll find an overview of how and when to send emails and feed back to candidates interested in applying for a job.

Job interview email templates:

Candidate sourcing email templates:

Unsuccessful candidate email and letter templates:

Interview questions

Before interviewing apprentices, read our recommended questions and tips on what to look for in apprenticeship candidates. Our example interview questions will help you to assess skills and recruit the best hires for your IT apprentice roles.

In these resources you’ll find helpful interview questions to help you prepare for different interview stages, specific to apprenticeships. Use these questions to measure skills essential for apprenticeship Standards, like technical, teamwork and leadership abilities.

Interview questions by type:

Interview questions by apprenticeship Standard: