Apprenticeship Scheme

“Through the Council’s apprenticeships scheme, we will offer experience of working alongside specialist officers, as well as ensuring training, skills development and qualifications in the workplace.”

Councillor Nia Wyn Jeffreys, Cabinet Member of Corporate Support
Welcome to the Apprenticeships page…

If you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to start your career but not sure where to start, following an Apprenticeship could be the next step for you.

Choosing apprenticeship route is just the beginning of your journey as it can lead you to a number of exciting paths, such as securing a permanent job, or allowing you to continue to develop your skills and follow higher level apprenticeships. Our main priorities for apprenticeships are:

1. Ensuring that each apprenticeship is of the highest quality and falls within fields of priority, or is a key post

2. Ensuring equal opportunities

3. Ensuring a Welsh language provision of the highest quality.

The video below briefly addresses the new opportunities available for 2021, watch it to learn more!

Watch the video below to learn more about some of our current apprentices, including the advice they would offer to anyone planning to follow an Apprenticeship!

Ceris Alaw Jones, Civil Engineering Apprentice (2019)

FAQS

What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is when an individual of any background and age develops their career in a particular field, by working with experienced people, gaining valuable qualifications and gaining a wage.

Who can apply for an apprenticeship?

Anyone can apply for an apprenticeship if they are over 16 years of age, live in Wales, and are not in full time education.

What’s the wage?

The Council is dedicated to paying a fair wage, equivalent to the National Minimum Wage.

To learn a bit more about the Apprenticeship Scheme, and to sign up for our mailing list visit the website!

Following an Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to gain work experience, complete a qualification, and get paid at the same time!


What is the best apprenticeship level for me?

As you can see in the chart above, Apprenticeships are available at many different levels. The white semicircle represents the level of the apprenticeship. Read the quadrant towards the edge of the semicircle to find the equivalent of the apprenticeship level. For example, a level 3 apprenticeship is equivalent to an A / AS level so a level 3 apprenticeship would be perfect for a person who has just completed their GCSEs.

To learn more about this, follow this link!

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