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Welcome to the page that links you to the world of apprenticeships.
Foundation Apprentices study towards qualifications equivalent to 5 GCSEs or NVQ Level 2 and often go on to complete Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships.
Apprentices gain valuable on the job skills, whilst studying towards a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs, 2 A-Levels or NVQ level 3.
Individuals on a Higher Apprenticeship work towards a qualification equivalent to a HND / HNC, foundation or honours degree. Higher Apprenticeships are available across a range of sectors from Aerospace to Accountancy, Construction to Creative Media.
- For general information on apprenticeships follow this link to the Welsh Government’s brochure on apprenticeships click here.
- To see further information on apprenticeships and 10 good reasons why you should consider this progression route please click here.
- To find out more about apprenticeships: how long they last; the training, the pay, what you need to get one, where to find them and how to apply - visit the Careers Wales website.
Find Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships – be employed and study higher education at the same time.
Find out which employers offer higher apprenticeships and go straight to their job pages to look for vacancies.
For further background reading on apprenticeships and to see a few sample areas follow these links:
- UCAS – Apprenticeships in Wales
- The Apprenticeship Guide
- Apprenticeships at the BBC
- Apprenticeships at ITV
- UCAS – Apprenticeships across the UK
- Apprenticeships in the NHS
We also have a number of local training providers who run excellent apprenticeships schemes at all levels:
- Bridgend College – follow this link to find information on local apprenticeship provision for young people (there’s also links for parents)
- TSW Training Group, Bridgend covering a range of sectors.