Welsh Government Apprentices
Why an apprenticeship?
As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer. A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.
At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.
What apprenticeships are available?
This year we are advertising three separate schemes:
- Digital Data and Technology apprenticeships
- Business and Administration apprenticeships
- Finance apprenticeships
You will need to apply for each scheme you are interested in. This means you would need to apply for all three apprenticeship adverts if you’re interested in all three schemes. Please keep in mind, these are very different opportunities and the application form questions will therefore differ for each scheme.
When and how?
We are recruiting for apprentices to start in September 2022 with adverts going live on 28 March 2022.
If successful, you would be matched into an apprentice role in merit order. This means you cannot choose which role you are posted to, however, the information you provide in your application form will be taken into consideration, where possible, when we match you.
There will be roles available across the Welsh Government which could include areas such as Health, Social Services, Education, Economy, Science, Natural Resources, Finance and the Permanent Secretaries Group.
Who can apply?
To be eligible to apply you:
- will be 16 years of age, or over, by 1 September 2022
- will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
- will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements and comply with UK immigration legislation to apply.
What are the benefits?
Why the Welsh Government?
At the Welsh Government we have over 5,000 staff across Wales. Our jobs are also incredibly varied giving you the opportunity to work in areas such as health, education, environment, sport, tourism, digital, finance and many more.
We offer some of the best apprenticeship opportunities in Wales, which can open doors to your future career.
As a Welsh Government apprentice you’ll discover the huge number of different things we do. Many staff are office hub or home based while others are out and about working in marine enforcement, as a castle custodian, a traffic officer, a farm liaison officer or something else entirely.
Take a look at our video library
Watch our 'Welcome Video' to hear from our Permanent Secretary, and other colleagues across the organisation, about what you can expect when working for Welsh Government.
Watch our case study videos where current apprentices and their managers talk first-hand about the Welsh Government Apprenticeship Scheme.
Find out more about the benefits of apprenticeships from Vaughan Gething, Minister for Economy.