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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! 

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Apprenticeship Vacancies

Recruitment Admin Apprentice

  £6.40 per hour
  Nos Da Healthcare Ltd
  SA1
  TBC

Business Admin apprenticeship - Assisting the Recruitment & Compliance Officer with recruitment for the branch using job boards provided.

Business Admin Apprentice

  Up to £8 per hour
  Westcoast Perimeter Security
  Baglan
  No closing date

Provide administrative support to the team, including handling phone calls, emails, and correspondence.

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.

Apprentice Seamstress and Assistant

  £6.40
  Showtime Tailoring
  Llandeilo
  No closing date

Level 2 Fashion and Textiles apprenticeship.

Business Admin Apprentice

  National Minimum Wage (dependent on age)
  Amroc Group
  Llansamlet
  No closing date

Administration Duties – Telephone, Using logistic software, Dealing with customers, Submitting customer quotes. Creating job sheets for engineers, general filing & admin duties.

Childcare Apprentice

  £8 per hour
  Mes Enfants Day Nursery
  Mumbles
  June 2024

 Level 2 / Level 3 apprenticeship in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

Childcare Apprentice

  £6.40 per hour
  Abacus Day Nursery (Bilingual / Welsh)
  Uplands
  ASAP

 Searching for a Welsh / English bilingual Childcare apprentice.

Lab Technician

  £6.40 per hour
  Fitzalan High School
  Cardiff
  TBC

 Lab and Science Technician higher apprenticeship.

Community Development Apprentice

  £6.40 per hour
  Awen Cultural Trust
  Porthcawl
  19/06/2024

 Level 3 apprenticeship in Community Development.

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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