Here's a more detailed description of the STAR model.
Your emphasis should always be on the Actions and Results, specifically what you did and what impact you had. Try to make this about 70% of your answer.
So, if you’re a school leaver, just starting out in your career, we’ll be looking for you to provide examples of how you’ve demonstrated the required skills through your academic studies, hobbies, clubs and groups you’re a member of, work experience or charity work.
If you’re already in work, we will be looking for you to provide some examples from the jobs you have held and others outside of work. You can also use examples of special accomplishments such as raising money for charity or winning a prize for your artwork.
Here’s a simple example involving the management of competing deadlines to show you what we mean:
Now it’s your turn. We’ve produced a document which you can download and use to record your skills using the STAR model.
You should now be ready to tell us about the things you’ve done in your life to show how you’d make a great apprentice at the Parliament.