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

We work with a wide-range of employers in a variety of different industries, offering training solutions to help recruit or upskill existing team members. We work with employers to tailor development programmes to meet your requirements, which can include a mixture of work-based, classroom and remote learning to meet the needs and demands of your organisation. 

As an employer, by working with Gower College Swansea you can expect award-winning support for learners, recruitment support, bespoke delivery tailored to your needs, regular reporting on College activities, support in developing new training solutions, as well as funding or levy guidance to ensure maximum value for money and time, as well as return on investment. 

If you are looking to learn more about the employer support available, please contact our Employer Engagement team on or 01792 284400.

Development routes 

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

View our apprenticeship routes

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 

Why employ an apprentice? 

Employing an apprentice can benefit your organisation in a number of ways, including:  

  • Generating a motivated, skilled and fully qualified workforce in-house 
  • Training and development can be adapted to suit the needs and demands of your organisation 
  • Apprentices are highly motivated to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours employers want 
  • It’s a cost-effective method of generating talent 

Employer stories 

We work with a wide-range of employers, both big and small, in a variety of different industries and sectors. 

Hear what some of our employer partners have to say! 

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


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Who do we work with? 

The College work with a wide-range of employer partners in a number of different fields, here’s some of the organisations we work with: 

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Amazon logo
Ascona group
BAE Systems logo
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Bouygues UK logo
DVLA logo
KIER logo
Mitie logo
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Pembrokeshire county council logo
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The Royal Mint
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Swansea Council
Tai Tarian
TATA Steel
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Virgin Atlantic

Common FAQ’s 

Apprenticeships are an opportunity for learners to gain access to real-world training, earn whilst they learn, and gain a recognised qualification. Apprenticeships can be accessed by people of all ages, and can be used to upskill existing team members or recruit new talent into an organisation. 

Apprenticeship durations vary depending on the level selected, but most take between 12-24 months to complete.

An apprenticeship will have no cost to an employer, Gower College Swansea can draw funding from Welsh Government to cover any delivery or training costs. Employers however will be expected to pay the wage or salary. 

The individual must be employed for more than 16 hours per week and living in Wales to qualify for apprenticeship funding. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum apprenticeship wage, which is £5.28 per hour, but employers can set the salary. 

Most of our apprenticeships can begin at any point of the year, allowing the team member to begin at a point convenient for both learner and employer, however some will start in September to coincide with College day release. Please speak to our team for more information via or 01792 284400. 

Apprenticeships can benefit an organisation in a number of ways, including reducing recruitment costs, improving retention rates and staff satisfaction, filling potential skill shortages, growing new talent in-house, diversifying your team and much more! 

Apprenticeship delivery will vary depending on the pathway being undertaken, however most apprenticeship programmes can be delivered in accordance with the needs of the learner and employer. Delivery can involve classroom-based workshops, remote through Teams or Zoom, or a hybrid approach. 

Absolutely! Upon the successful completion of an apprenticeship, learners can progress to the next available apprenticeship level or another relevant pathway, or undertake a shorter qualification. 

We understand the importance of finding the right apprentice for your organisation, and our team are here to help. We can discuss your needs including the overall aims and objectives of the organisation, approaches to promoting the vacancy, candidates who might be of interest, upcoming events and much more. Contact us today to start the process via or 01792 284400. 

If an apprentice goes on long term sick or maternity/paternity leave whilst on the apprenticeship programme, the College can pause the programme and continue once the apprentice returns to the workplace.