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What is an Apprenticeship?

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It is a job with training. Being an apprentice means that you have a job that includes gaining recognised qualifications and essential skills whilst you are working and earning a wage.

There are three types of Apprenticeships:

  • Foundation Apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship
  • Higher Apprenticeship

There are three different types because different jobs need different levels of qualifications, some higher than others. When you look at the vacancies you will see the different levels and what they include.

Follow this link for Apprenticeships This is the Apprenticeship Matching Service.  Register so that you do not miss out on any opportunities.  You can look at all the vacancies or just the ones in your area or just at the type of jobs you are interested in.

Many apprenticeships will be advertised on the Careers Wales website but some will not and it could be that you could convince an employer to take you on as an apprentice.  You should also try the following:

Careers Wales has a vacancy service for 16-19 year olds.  Have a look at ‘Other Vacancies’ on their job search page.  Or if you prefer, call 0800 100 900 for help and advice.

Find out more about job seeking here.

Find out what might suit you best – get in touch with Careers Wales: