If you are over 16, living in Wales, and not in full-time education, you can apply for an apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships are a great way to gain qualifications while you work and earn a wage. They combine practical training in a job with study. You can gain a qualification and job-specific skills whilst working alongside experienced staff.

Apprenticeships in Wales are available to anyone over the age of 16.

There are different apprenticeship levels:

Foundation Apprenticeship – you would usually gain a Level 2 qualification (equivalent to GCSE A*-C Level) that is relevant to the job

Apprenticeship – you would work towards a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A Levels) that is relevant to the job

Higher Apprenticeship – you would work towards a higher qualification of Level 4 and above. This could be an HNC/HND or Foundation Degree

Degree Apprenticeship – these offer learning at Level 6 and provide the opportunity to gain a full bachelor’s degree. They combine working with studying part-time at a university or college

There is a national minimum wage for apprentices but employers may pay more than this. What you are paid depends on the employer.

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