Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship with us offers an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and develop your career whilst earning a wage.

About our Apprenticeships Jobs

We offer a range of apprenticeship opportunities that combines working in a great job, gaining a qualification and earning a competitive salary.

Apprenticeships are open to applicants of any age (from 16 years and over). Whether you are starting out in the world of work, looking for a career change or returning to work following unemployment or a career break, we will support you every step of the way.

For more information about apprenticeships and eligibility please read our FAQs below.

Benefits

  • Competitive apprentice salary
  • Dedicated mentor to support you on the job
  • Half a day per week personal study time
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Good holiday entitlement
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Access to wellbeing schemes such as counselling

FAQs

If you have any questions about apprenticeships you are welcome to get in touch by emailing apprentice@ceredigion.gov.uk

Our apprenticeship opportunities will be advertised here on 15 July 2019.

It is a job with training. This means you will gain new skills on the job and an industry recognised qualification while you work and earn money.

There are three main types of apprenticeship:

Foundation
Intermediate
Higher

There are different levels of apprenticeships to match specific job roles, with some roles requiring a higher level qualification than others.

Yes. You can learn, submit work and be assessed in Welsh, English or bilingually.

  • You must be 16 or over, there is no upper age limit.
  • Not in full-time education (you can still apply while attending school/college but will have finished your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts).
  • Each application has to be checked to ensure that it meets the Welsh Government Eligibility criteria at the time.

As part of the initial shortlisting process we are required to check applicants existing qualifications in line with the latest Welsh Government eligibility rules.

This may involve sharing information with third party apprenticeship training providers, such as details of an applicant’s existing qualifications.

Unfortunately, we may not be able to shortlist applications that do not meet Welsh Government Eligibility rules for apprenticeships.

We will do our best to specify criteria were possible within the job description.

This varies depending on the type of apprenticeship. Some apprenticeship qualifications can be delivered in the workplace through a combination assessment on the job and training. Some higher level apprentice qualifications may involve travelling to a college or university for a day per week. Full details are provided within each apprentice job description.

The minimum duration of an apprenticeship is 12 months. The duration of an apprenticeship varies and depends upon the level of apprenticeship and the job role. The duration is stated on each apprentice job description.

Foundation level apprenticeships are paid at an apprentice rate of £15,839.44 per annum (based on full time hours, correct as at June 2019).

Intermediate and Higher level apprenticeship salaries are evaluated on a case by case basis.

On successfully completion of your apprenticeship you will have gained valuable work experience and achieved a recognised workplace qualification. This will improve your chances of finding work either within the Council or with another employer. It may also help you to progress to a higher level apprenticeship or qualification.

Employee Stories

The job can be challenging sometimes, but so can any job. The rewards outweigh the challenges. I like the variety of tasks, no two days are the same!

Ceri Anne Hughes, Care Apprentice
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