Submitting the application is only the first step on the path to an ICATT Apprenticeship. It is important for applicants to know what is expected of them once they start this process. Once your application is received, ICATT has a process to help guide you along the path to become an apprentice.
Step 1: Phone call with the ICATT Recruiting Team
Once you have submitted your application, you will be asked to schedule a call with the ICATT Recruiting Team. This call will primarily focus on how the program could work for you and allow ICATT to learn more about you, your previous experience, and the next steps of the application process.
Step 2: Becoming a candidate
After the initial phone interview, the ICATT team connects applicants to an ICATT Network College. This part of the process verifies your college placement status and arranges placement testing, if necessary. Once your placement is verified with the Network College, you then become a candidate.
Step 2: Becoming an apprentice
ICATT Network Companies receive the information you provided on your application and decide which candidates they would like to interview. Each company has their own interviewing and hiring processes for the open apprenticeship positions, so it’s important that you are prepared for the interview process.
A few best practices include:
- Preparing your resume
- Touring companies, as available
- Effective and timely communication
- Send a thank you note
Be prepared for virtual interviewing by reviewing the ICATT Virtual Interview Workshop. As you begin interviewing, companies will be making their final decisions on whether to offer you an apprentice position. If an interview goes well and the company feels you are a right fit, they will extend an offer. Once you review and accept, you become an ICATT Apprentice.
To help you better understand and provide additional best practices, ICATT has developed a handbook to serve as a guide through the process of becoming an apprentice. Begin your application and get started on a high-tech career in advanced manufacturing.