Apprenticeships

Coleg Ceredigion is a member of the B-Wbl Consortium which is led by Pembrokeshire College.

Staff are working with employers and individuals to ensure that the skills requirement are met. Programmes are available for employed Apprentices at level 2, 3 and 5.

Work Based Learning is part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Apprenticeships offer on-the-job training leading to nationally recognised qualifications.

Coleg Ceredigion, in partnership with local employers and the Welsh Government, delivers a range of apprenticeship programmes in a variety of occupations. These programmes are part funded by the European Social Fund.

 

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The Benefits of an Apprenticeship

The Potential Benefits to the Employer

  • Well trained and effective employees
  • A programme which is affordable enough to suit your company’s specific requirements
  • A more responsive workforce with broader, transferable skills
  • The opportunity to develop your business
  • Training for new and existing employees
  • Skills specific to your industry
  • Increased staff confidence and morale

The Potential Benefits to the Apprentice

  • A job with a commitment from your employer to train to NVQ qualifications levels 2, 3 or 5
  • Quality training at work and college
  • A training programme designed to meet your needs and those of your employer
  • The development of your key skills
  • A wage generally paid at industry rates or a weekly allowance
  • The opportunity to gain a relevant Technical Certificate, where required
  • Attendance at college – one day a week or block release

Recruitment and Selection

How to recruit an apprentice

As well as creating a more responsive and motivated workforce, the benefits of recruiting apprentices are many and varied. Apprenticeships enable your business to develop the skills you need. You may choose to train existing or new employees. Apprentices must be capable of achieving an Diploma at level 2 for Foundation Apprenticeships, a Diploma at level 3 for a Modern Apprenticeship, or a Diploma at level 5 for higher apprenticeships.

Selection

Coleg Ceredigion may be able to assist you with the selection and recruitment of your apprentice. Students completing their studies at Coleg Ceredigion may wish to take up an apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Funding

Coleg Ceredigion has been approved by the Welsh Government to deliver training. The money we receive is used to support the training and assessment of apprentices including, where applicable, the day release element of the programme.

As an employer you will be expected to pay the apprentice a wage and may be required to contribute towards the cost of training.

The Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Jobs Growth Wales Programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund.