Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
Universities in Wales and Ireland are joining forces to investigate how coastal defences and renewable energy schemes can be improved by more eco-friendly designs.
- Welsh Government seeks innovative ideas to tackle childhood obesity with healthier and cheaper food choices
- Welsh team set to compete at Special Olympics, thanks to Welsh Government and Disability Sport Wales funding
- New EU project to enhance coastal infrastructure in Wales and Ireland
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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Apprenticeships help individuals gain valuable on the job experience while studying towards a nationally recognised qualification. By recruiting Apprentices you can shape your future workforce to suit the needs and culture of your organisation. Training an apprentice is also more cost effective than hiring pre-skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment cost.
The Welsh Government aims to create at least 100,000 all age apprenticeships over the next five years to ensure peoples' skills align with what the economy needs. There are over 120 apprenticeship frameworks in Wales and the range of industries that offer Apprenticeships is now bigger than ever.
You can recruit an apprentice at one of three levels.
The Welsh government is dedicated to improving higher level skills in Wales through Higher Apprenticeships, focusing on increasing the number of technical and professional opportunities at level 4 and above.
Higher Apprenticeships allow individuals to work towards a qualification equivalent to a foundation or honours degree. Higher Apprenticeships are available across a range of sectors from Aerospace to Accountancy, Construction to Creative Media.The numbers of people choosing Higher Apprenticeships are going up and more businesses are realising the benefits. So if you would like to develop higher level skills and grow your business the Welsh Government’s Higher Apprenticeship programme can help.
Welsh language and Bilingual apprenticeships
The Welsh Government is committed to ensuring individuals are able to undertake learning and training opportunities in their chosen language. In recent years we have seen an increase in the take up of Welsh and Bilingual apprenticeships.
Welsh and Bilingual Apprenticeships give individuals the opportunity to learn new skills while receiving support to maintain and develop their Welsh-language skills.
If your existing workforce or new learners have Welsh language requirements and are keen to develop their skills, the Welsh Government Apprenticeship Programme can help.
By recruiting an apprentice you could ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs.
Find out how you can recruit an apprentice by visiting Business Wales Skills Gateway or calling 03000 6 03000.
The Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.