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Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Reap the Rewards

Recognised as the proven way to train your staff, enrol your existing employees onto an apprenticeship programme and they will benefit from valuable learning and development opportunities at no cost to your business. As an experienced apprenticeship provider, we will work with you to ensure the needs of both your business and the individual are met. Pembrokeshire College is currently leading a consortium (B-wbl) comprising Pembrokeshire College, Coleg Sir Gar, PRP Training, The Prince’s Trust, Cymru Care Training Ltd and Safe Haven Training Ltd. We are working collaboratively to offer businesses in west Wales a standardised approach to apprenticeship opportunities.

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More reasons to train your staff

Trained employees feel more valued and motivated, thus reducing staff turnover. Through advanced training they could make your business more effective, productive and competitive. Apprentices can bring new ideas and innovation to your business keeping you ahead of the competition. Your employees will be learning new skills and techniques that could have an immediate impact on your bottom line.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a mix of classroom and practical competence designed to improve productivity by developing skills and knowledge directly related to your business. Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Specially designed to support employees, the apprenticeship programme helps to raise their level of competency and performance to a high standard enabling them to effectively fulfil their role within your business. To be eligible for the programme employees will need to be at least 16 years old, employed for at least 16 hours per week and earning the minimum wage.

Are there any costs involved?

An apprentice will receive their training at no cost to your business. You are, however, responsible for the salary of your apprentice which should reflect their age and experience. You will also be required to allow the employee time to be assessed in the workplace on a monthly basis and time to attend College for specific occupational routes.

What is a Traineeship?

A Traineeship is for young people aged 16-17 in Wales; although some individuals aged 18 may be eligible who have just left school or college. It is designed to give you the skills you need to get a job or progress to further learning at a higher level such as an Apprenticeship or Further Education.

Where can it get you?

A Traineeship will give you the support, skills and qualifications you need to progress into employment, an Apprenticeship or to go into learning at a higher level. Also, the learning development undertaken will look impressive to employers.

The Facts:

A recent survey of employers showed the following:

  • 88% Believe apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce
  • 80% Think apprenticeships lead to reduced staff turnover
  • 76% Say apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity
  • 77% Believe that apprenticeships make them more competitive
  • 83% Rely on apprenticeships to provide the skilled workers they need for the future

Source: www.apprenticeships.org.uk

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Administrator Apprenticeship 2019
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The Company has been a leading manufacturer of moulded parts, metal pressings and assembly work for a wide range of industries throughout the world for over 65 years.

We wish to recruit applicants to undertake a 2 Year Apprentice Administrator in the Logistics and Admin Department commencing in July/August 2019.  The scope of the work will start with Sales and Customer Order processing, through to Purchasing, Planning, Stock Control, Personnel and General Office Duties including Reception.

The successful candidates will receive:

  • Appropriate further education via day release
  • In house training in the above various disciplines

Applicants should ideally have achieved, or expect to achieve, a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grades A to C or 4 to 9 (or equivalent) which must include Maths and English

We also encourage individuals with higher educational (GCE A Level or BTEC) qualifications to apply.

The Company can offer good terms and conditions of employment, which include :-

  • Contributory Occupational Pension Scheme (subject to length of service.)
  • Paid overtime rates(after 38 hours)
  • Average of 6 weeks holiday per year.
  • Excellent working environment
  • Company sick pay scheme

To apply, please contact:

The Employment Bureau team at Pembrokeshire College

01437 753463


Application Forms will be considered during July



Would you love to be a Registered Nurse but don’t feel ready or able to remain in full time education?

The Health Care Apprenticeship programme is an exciting opportunity that will enable you to train to become a FULLY REGISTERED NURSE through work-based learning (opportunities in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire)

 You must be a kind, caring person who is passionate about helping others

  • You must be aged 16+ in September 2019
  • You must have lived in the UK/EEA for the last three years
  • You must be able to demonstrate kindness and compassion and a passion for helping others
  • You must be able to demonstrate a willingness to work hard
  • You must not hold a full level 3 health related qualification (if you are not sure, please contact us)
  • You must not be in any formal government-funded education at the time of starting the Health Care Apprenticeship Programme

You will also need to provide:

  • Proof of the right to work in the UK
  • Proof of identity
  • You will also need to provide evidence for the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check

What does the Health Care Apprenticeship Programme involve?

  • A comprehensive induction which will prepare you for your placements within the Health Board
  • You will be supported by a workplace mentor
  • You will have the equivalent of a day a week ‘off-the-job training’ to develop your learning in the first two years
  • You will have a mentor from the college
  • You will attend workshops where you will have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas
  • You will work towards vocational qualifications, building the levels as you grow in confidence and experience

Carmarthenshire opportunity is currently live (closing date 27/06/19)
Ceredigion opportunity goes live 20/06/19 (closing date 30/06/19)
Pembrokeshire opportunity goes live 29/06/19 (closing date 10/07/19)


How do I apply?

Please let us know if you would like to apply (and which opportunity/area you are interested in).

NHS (Hywel Dda) are providing an information session for these opportunities!  The session will provide information on the apprenticeships and can help you prepare for the application.

It will be held at Pembrokeshire Archives, Prendergast on Saturday 29th June 2019 at 10am – please let us know if you would like to book a place on the session!

Please contact The Employment Bureau Team help with the application process.



If you are interested in any of these opportunities, then please contact The Employment Bureau at Pembrokeshire College.

Jennifer Dyer

Employability Consultant
Phone: 01437 753 463

Heather Fitzgerald

Employability Administrator
Phone: 01437 753 463

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