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Find out more about Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships – Apprenticeships in Wales are jobs that include recognised qualifications and job-specific skills. Apprenticeships are open to anyone from the age of 16, including those with a disability, health condition or learning difficulty. There is no upper age limit.

Traineeships – A Traineeship is for young people aged 16-18 in Wales. It is a learning programme that gives you the skills needed to get a job or progress to further learning or an apprenticeship in the future.

Apprenticeships

Make a genius decision with apprenticeships.

As an apprentice you’ll gain respect and independence, earning your own wage whilst studying with a trusted training provider, college or university.

Be it multinational or local companies, employers are looking for staff with skills to match their business needs. Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of job roles and allow you to gain hands-on experience and the skills you’ll need to progress in your chosen field.

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • develop job specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • get time to study (usually one day a week)
  • boost your earning potential
  • get a full package of support, whatever your needs
  • have the opportunity for clear progression through the apprenticeship levels

Find out answers to:

  • What is an apprenticeship?
  • Why choose to do an apprenticeship?
  • How much will I get paid?
  • Do you get holiday pay?
  • What do employers look for in an apprentice?

More videos to watch:
Apprenticeships – Learners
What does an apprentice look like?
Apprenticeship Sectors

Apprenticeships: a guide for learners
Apprenticeships: a guide for parents

For more information contact Careers Wales 0800 028 4844 for help and advice or go to careerswales.gov.wales/apprenticeships


Traineeships

If you are between 16-18 and still undecided about what you want to do, Traineeships could be for you.

What is a Traineeship?

  • A Traineeship is for young people aged 16-18 in Wales.
  • A Traineeship is a learning programme that gives you the skills needed to get a job or progress to further learning or an apprenticeship in the future.

Why should I do a Traineeship?

  • A Traineeship gives you the opportunity to have a taste of a job you might be interested in before you commit to a course or apprenticeship.
  • You’ll be paid for doing a Traineeship and you’ll receive support from your employer to develop your skills and knowledge further.
  • A Traineeship will help you move into paid work, an apprenticeship or further learning.

How does a Traineeship work?

  • Traineeships have three different levels to make sure you get the right support. A Traineeship does not have a time limit; it is based on the needs of the individual learner.

Find out answers to:

  • What is a traineeship?
  • How much will I get paid?
  • Do you get holiday pay?
  • Do you do qualifications?
  • Finding the right job for you.

Traineeships Booklet – PDF

For more information contact Careers Wales 0800 028 4844 for help and advice or go to careerswales.gov.wales/courses-and-training/traineeships