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Apprenticeships - information for employers

Hiring an apprentice is a cost-effective way for you to recruit new staff. You can build a workforce with the skills your business needs.

Businesses in Wales of all sizes are eligible.

Wales has its own network of contracted training providers that deliver and administer apprenticeships.

The Apprenticeship Programme in Wales

The Business Wales website has information about apprenticeships for employers.

The tools and information include:

  • An expression of interest form
  • Contact details for Welsh Government Apprenticeship Programme training providers across Wales
  • An employer toolkit

Recruiting an apprentice

There is guidance on recruiting an apprentice on the Welsh Government website.

It covers:

  • The benefits
  • Funding and eligibility
  • Apprenticeship levels and frameworks
  • Apprenticeship levy
  • How to recruit - Apprenticeship Vacancy Service

Advertising an apprenticeship vacancy

Employers can use the Apprenticeship Vacancy Service (AVS) to advertise apprenticeship opportunities. Employers who offer apprenticeships are encouraged to upload a summary of their organisation.

Degree apprenticeships

Employers can offer a degree apprenticeship in partnership with a university in Wales. They can be in IT, engineering or advanced manufacturing. The Business Wales site has information about degree apprenticeships. There is also an expression of interest form.

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