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Understanding Apprenticeships.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are work based programmes that enable adults and young people to gain nationally recognised qualifications through a mixture of on and off-the-job training. An Apprenticeship is designed to enhance your level of competency and confidence, allowing you to develop your practical skills and knowledge in the workplace.

Who is an Apprenticeship for?

Apprenticeships are available to new or existing employees across a range of Levels. For example, some companies hire entry level staff onto Level 2 Apprenticeships whereas you may already be employed within an organisation and want to upskill yourself to a higher or degree level study through an Apprenticeship.

What are the benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship?

  • Earning a wage as you learn new skills
  • Getting paid holidays, plus bank holidays
  • Receiving practical, on-the-job work experience
  • Gaining a nationally recognised qualification which is highly attractive to your current and future employers
  • Your training will be fully funded by the Welsh Government, which means you can avoid the large debts associated with going to university
  • Progression route to higher education through higher and degree apprenticeships

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