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Apprenticeships

Gower College Swansea is one of Wales’ leading apprenticeship providers, offering a wide range of award-winning apprenticeship programmes in both Wales and England.  

Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to gain hands-on, real-world experience whilst developing specific skills relevant to your chosen profession. As an apprentice you will earn whilst you learn, gaining the knowledge, skills and experience that employers value. 

Apprenticeships can be accessed by people of any age as long as you are employed for a minimum of 16 hours per week. You can start an apprenticeship at a level that suits you, starting at foundation level with the opportunity to progress to senior management level. 

Apprenticeship routes 

We offer more than 82 different apprenticeship routes, ranging from Level 2 to degree level apprenticeships. Routes available include Leadership and Management, Digital, Carpentry, Health and Social Care, Electrical and much more! 

Browse our apprenticeship routes

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Motor Vehicle Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Roger Blackmore Autos
  Sketty
  31/08/2024

Ideal for school leavers. Please apply below directly to Roger Blackmore Autos email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Electrical Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Lighthouse Electrical Services
  Gorseinon
  31/07/2024

Previous experience is favourable. Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Electrical & Solar (Installation) Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  H3 Group
  Fforestfach
  31/08/2024

Suitable for those with a Level 2 or Level 3 electrical installation qualification. Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy. A cover letter to H3Group is a plus.

Fire & Security Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  H3 Group
  Fforestfach
  31/08/2024

Suitable for those with a Level 2 or Level 3 security/electronics qualification. Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy. A cover letter to H3Group is a plus.

Electrical Apprentices (x3)

  Apprenticeship rates
  Jeffway Group
  Neath
  02/08/2024

3x vacancies for Electrical Installations. Ideally at Level 3. Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy. A cover letter to Jeffway Group is a plus.

Childcare Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Child’s Play Ltd
  West Cross
  TBC

Suitable for those with a Level 2 or Level 3 childcare qualification. Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy. A cover letter to Child’s Play Ltd is a plus.

Electric Apprenticeship

  Apprenticeship rates
  Phillips Services (Wales) Ltd
  Pontarddulais
  26/07/2024

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship

  Apprenticeship rates
  Protyre Autocare
  Swansea and Bridgend
  19/07/2024

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Educational Support Officers

  £12.13-£12.39 per hour
  Gower College Swansea
  Tycoch, Swansea
  24/07/2024

Please apply directly on company website – email joy.son@gcs.ac.uk for CV support.

Business Admin Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Penllergaer Trust
  Penllergaer
  TBC

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Administrative Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Nichol Street Medical Centre
  City Centre
  TBC

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Mechanical Engineering Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Industrial Valve Services
  Fforestfach
  TBC

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Legal Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Dezrezlegal
  SA1
  TBC

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Office Admin Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Living at Home
  Fforestfach
  07/07/2024

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Business Admin Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Jeffway Group
  Neath
  TBC

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Carpentry Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Davies Carpentry and Fire Protection
  Port Talbot
  25/07/2024

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Data Analyst Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Dragon Recycling Solutions
  Tafarnaubach
  01/08/2024

Please double check that this is commutable and apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Mechanical Eng Apprentice

  £8.60 / hour
  Wall Colmonoy
  Pontardawe
  05/08/2024

Please apply below directly to Wall Colmonoy’s email with your CV indicating this vacancy. Email joy.son@gcs.ac.uk for CV support.

Lab Tech Apprentice

  £8.60 / hour
  Wall Colmonoy
  Pontardawe
  05/08/2024

Please apply below directly to Wall Colmonoy’s email with your CV indicating this vacancy. Email joy.son@gcs.ac.uk for CV support.

Fashion and Textiles Apprentice

  National Minimum Wage
  InHouse Entertainments
  SA1
  31/07/2024

Please apply below directly to InHouse Ents email with your CV indicating this vacancy. Email joy.son@gcs.ac.uk for CV support.

Health and Social Care Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  M&D Care
  Llanelli
  01/08/2024

Interviews will be held end of July / August. Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Carpentry Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Davies Construction
  Morriston
  TBC

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Care Assistant Apprenticeship

  Apprenticeship rates
  Living at Home
  Fforestfach
  TBC

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Construction Groundworks Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Knights Brown
  Bridgend
  TBC

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Apprentice Mechanical Fitter

  Apprenticeship rates
  Mono Equipment
  Fforestfach
  TBC

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Housing Advisor Apprentice

  National Living Wage
  Caredig
  Sandfields
  10/07/2024

Please apply directly on company website – email joy.son@gcs.ac.uk for CV support.

Security (Electronics) Apprentice

  Apprenticeship rates
  Secured Alarm Systems
  Pontaddulais
  ASAP

Please apply to the email with your CV indicating this vacancy.

Childcare Apprentice

  £6.40
  Little Acorns Day Nursery
  Uplands
  September 2024

Assisting childcare activities, Supporting daily routines, Maintaining a safe environment, Professional Development, Health and Safety Compliance, Team collaboration.

Apprenticeship Awards

This year’s Apprenticeship Awards took place on Monday 5 February 2024.

Find out more

Success stories

In the last seven years, 2,996 learners have successfully completed their apprenticeship at Gower College Swansea. 

Hear what our apprentices have to say! 

Click the button in the top right of the video to view more. 

Apprentice benefits

Prospective apprentices will benefit in a number of ways by studying an apprenticeship with the College, including: 

  • Gain hands-on, real-world experience 
  • Earn a salary whilst undertaking your training and studies 
  • Be supported by tutors/assessors who have exceptional industry-gained experience 
  • Gain an industry-recognised qualification 
  • Access to our library services, as well as Smart Assessor 
  • Access to the Gower College Swansea Sport Centre, as well as discounted membership 
  • Discounted prices at our Broadway Hair, Beauty and Holistic Centre 
  • Eligibility to apply for an Apprenticeship Extra NUS student discount card 
  • Access to Moodle and Canvas learning resources 

Employer benefits

By working with Gower College Swansea, employers will benefit from: 

  • Increased employee productivity  
  • Improved staff morale and performance 
  • Greater in-house company skill set 
  • Access to funding routes and grants 
  • Reduced training and recruitment costs 
  • The ability to fill skill gaps through recruiting new talent or upskilling existing staff 

Sub-contractors 

We engage with sub-contractors to better meet customer needs and to do the following:

  • Work with providers who effectively reach priority learners in the community and who can demonstrate positive outcomes
  • Provide access to, or engagement with, a new range of customers
  • Support another provider to develop capacity/quality
  • Provide additional delivery
  • Work with providers that offer sector specific priorities supporting local, regional and national skills agendas.
  • All sub-contractors will be subject to the College’s due diligence process.

The College retains a management fee which covers a proportion of the direct costs associated with operating and quality assuring sub-contract provision.

If the sub-contractor is a subsidiary of Gower College Swansea, service charges will be applied through the College standard annual budgeting process. This reflects the subsidiary as being an internal business unit of the College and as such, services such as governance, quality and compliance are charged centrally.

For the 2023/24 academic year, Gower College Swansea will not be sub-contracting to any other providers (England only).

The 2023/24 WBL Sub-Contracting Fees and Charges Policy was approved by the Finance Committee on 12 October 2023 and then ratified at the Governing Body Corporation Board meeting on 16 November 2023.

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Common FAQ’s 

Apprenticeships allow learners to gain access to real-world training whilst gaining a recognised qualification. You will earn whilst you learn, and develop the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. 

Not at all, apprenticeships can be used by experienced professionals to upskill and advance your career. However, to be eligible for apprenticeship funding, you must be employed for more than 16 hours per week and be based in Wales. 

Apprenticeship durations will vary dependent on the level being undertaken, but most apprenticeships take between 12-24 months to complete. 

Apprenticeships can begin at any point in the year, however some subjects may begin in September in line with the academic year.  

 

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