Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way for your business to develop employees with the skills and experience you need.

They are work-based learning training programmes, which usually take 2 to 3 years to complete.  Anyone over 16 can apply.

There are three levels:

  • Foundation Apprenticeships (equivalent to five GCSEs, grade A-C)
  • Apprenticeship (equivalent to two A Level passes)
  • Higher Apprenticeships

What are the costs?

As the employer, you decide what to pay your apprentice; there is a National Minimum Wage for apprentices. 

Most of the training is ‘on the job’ at your business, but you will be working with an approved training provider, such as a local college.  They are funded to manage the apprentice’s training and assessment programme, which usually involves day-release.

Apprenticeship Matching Service

Apprenticeships logo Employers You can recruit your apprentice through the Apprenticeship Matching Service

This online service allows you to:

  • View all your applicants 
  • Carry out shortlisting and organise pre-interview tests/checks
  • Send invitations for interview
  • Accept and reject applicants; all online

How do I advertise a vacancy?

If you have a vacancy you would like to advertise with us please contact our vacancy team who can help you through the process.

Or, your learning provider may be able to manage this on your behalf, ask them.

Advertise a vacancy on AMS


Contact our Vacancy Team  who can help you through the process. 

The Apprenticeship Levy

Find out more here

Learning Providers in Wales

Apprenticeship Providers and Contacts

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