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.
To find out more, please visit: https://www.gov.wales/become-apprentice#38797
Apprenticeship opportunities with Educ8 Training: