Apprenticeships are designed around the needs of the employer and can help transform your business by offering a route to find fresh new talent. Apprentices work alongside experienced employees to gain on the job skills while receiving outside training from an approved college or training provider. You cover their wages and Welsh Government offers support with some of the training costs.

By recruiting an apprentice you can; reduce costs, create a pool of talent and a skilled workforce, expand your business and much more. All businesses in Wales of any size can benefit so register your interest now to find out more and recruit your Apprentices today.

Anyone in Wales who is 16 or over can apply for an apprenticeship and benefit from the opportunities offered. Learners aged 15 who have reached statutory school leaving age are also eligible to apply.  For more information about becoming an apprentice, visit and follow the apprenticeships link.

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EU funds in Wales

The Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.

Programme Checklist EU funds in Wales
Delivery Area All Wales
European Social Fund
Status  Live
Supported by the European Social Fund? Yes
Programme Lead

Welsh Government