An Apprenticeship is an employment based learning programme. Apprenticeships can support your business in growing fresh new talent and developing the skills needs of your existing workforce.
Depending on the business, an Apprenticeship will take between one and four years to complete.
In general apprentices work for at least 30 hours a week, however, the number of hours an apprentice works each week depends on your business requirements and employee terms and conditions. An apprentice must receive the appropriate minimum wage. For more information on the national minimum wage, visit the website at www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.
Apprenticeships are available at Level 2, Level 3 and higher (degree level). The apprenticeship framework consists of:
EMPLOYERS: IT'S TIME TO BUILD A BETTER WELSH WORKFORCE
"Come and join the 81% of business that say employing apprentices makes their workplace more productive. By becoming involved in Apprenticeships in Wales, you are creating a more responsive, motivated workforce with the key skills and experience you need.
Apprentices can do great things for their employers. But they need the chance to work and train. The Welsh Government pays the external training costs, leaving you to pay only for the wage of the apprentice."
To see how Apprenticeships have benefitted other businesses, see our employer case studies below.
Skills Academy Wales is a Commissioned Contract Holder with the Welsh Government to deliver work-based learning programmes. We will claim funding to deliver the learning and support your apprentice's needs.
Skills Academy Wales is able to do a number of things to support you, including:
Contact Skills Academy Wales now and we will put you in touch with one of our partners who is best placed to respond to your individual business requirements.
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