Apprenticeships are a great way to earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills.

You will receive a regular wage with paid holidays and the same benefits as other employees. As your skills develop, your pay will increase accordingly. You may also get additional money for essential books, clothing or equipment, or help with a disability.

The Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Jobs Growth Wales Programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund.


The Skills for Industry project is part funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government

Did you miss our Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 24 June? You can access the recordings here.


Applications for apprenticeships in 19/20 and 20/21 are now open

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Introducing our brand new, fully funded* Professional Digital Apprenticeships.

Whether you’re looking to future proof your own digital skillset, or that of your workforce, we have a new suite of fully funded digital apprenticeships to choose from.
More information contact: 01792 284411 or email:
*eligibility applies

The Welsh language at Gower College Swansea

Gower College Swansea aims to be a bilingual college, with the Welsh language and culture central to the college ethos. We promote Welsh and bilingual learning and encourage our students to use their Welsh.

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Benefits to Apprentices

  • Earn a salary

  • Get valuable work experience

  • Enhance your career prospects

  • Get experience in the sector you want to work in

  • Develop your essential skills for the real world

Benefits to Employers

  • Increased productivity and bottom line

  • Improved staff morale and better staff retention

  • Better skills base within the company

  • Funding/grants available in some cases

  • Reduced training and recruitment costs

  • Ability to fill skills gaps


There’s no better way to earn while you learn than signing up for an apprenticeship. You don’t just get a wage but you’ll also get valuable experience in the industry you want to work in, topped off with a qualification to help you progress in your chosen career. Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16.

Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships lead to a nationally recognised qualification at either Level 4 or 5, equivalent to a higher education certificate, a higher education diploma or a foundation degree.

Work Ready

These programmes are aimed at adult learners aged 18 or over who are looking to return to work after being unemployed and who are in receipt of DWP allowances. You’ll need to undertake a pre-entry eligibility check with Jobcentre Plus if you want to join the Work Ready Programme.