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I'm 16, post-year 11 and waiting on my GCSE results. I'm trying to write a CV for an IT apprenticeship but I don't understand how I'm meant to prove that I actually have the skills that I'm writing about because I don't have any work experience or qualifications to prove it.

I'd say I'm definitely IT oriented. Computers are intuitive to me and I found GCSE Computer Science to be a walk in the park. But all of my knowledge comes from my own free time and curiosity. Not from education. So it's hard to show that I have any actual skills in IT and not just an interest in the field.
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have you been part of any clubs at school or outside that could show resiliance/team work/organisation etc? talk about the IT work you have done outside of school, say its a personal project, or find online courses on websites like edX and open learn and you can write them on your CV!
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have you been part of any clubs at school or outside that could show resiliance/team work/organisation etc? talk about the IT work you have done outside of school, say its a personal project, or find online courses on websites like edX and open learn and you can write them on your CV!
Nope. No extra curricular activities. I'll try those tips, thanks.
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Is it possible to leave writing it until after you've got GCSEs back, so that you actually have tangible evidence on top?

If you know any coding languages relatively well you can just put "proficient [insert language of choice here]". The guy reading the CV ain't gonna go "haha no he ****ing doesn't".
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Is it possible to leave writing it until after you've got GCSEs back, so that you actually have tangible evidence on top?

If you know any coding languages relatively well you can just put "proficient [insert language of choice here]". The guy reading the CV ain't gonna go "haha no he ****ing doesn't".
I don't get my results back until the 22nd. It would be ideal but i don't want to leave it too late as someone else may get the job.

I used Python for my Computer Science NEA so I'll mention it. What would you class as "relatively well"?
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