One of the joys of being an adult is the wealth of experience that comes with age.
When writing your resume and cover letter for an apprenticeship or traineeship position think about the types of skills and qualities an employer might be looking for, and tailor your resume and cover letter to suit.
For example, your work ethic. If you have been working for many years already and know you have a good work ethic, put this in your resume. Also refer to puctuality, time management and your use of inititive, all skills that you may have learned over time.
Think of why an employer should hire you over a younger apprentice and try to convert these ideas into statements of skills and attributes.
When writing your cover letter make sure you explain why you want to start a particular apprenticeship or traineeship. Use this opportunity to show your passion for the industry you want to get into, and your willingness to learn.
For more information and resources about writing resumes and cover letters visit 'The Application and Interview' page.