Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2018

Thirty stars shortlisted as Apprenticeship Awards Cymru finalists

This year’s prestigious Apprenticeship Awards Cymru will be contested by 30 star employers, learners and learning providers from across Wales.

Judges had a difficult task selecting the finalists from the many entries in 11 award categories. The winners will be announced at a high-profile awards ceremony at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport on November 9.

The annual awards are designed to showcase and celebrate the outstanding achievements of learners, employers, tutors and assessors who have excelled in contributing to the development of the Welsh Government’s Traineeships and Apprenticeship programmes.

Jointly organised by the Welsh Government and the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW), the coveted awards are supported by media partner, Media Wales. The Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.

Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, Eluned Morgan said: "Apprenticeship Awards Cymru showcase the success of the Welsh Government’s Apprenticeships and Traineeships Programmes and the achievements of our star apprentices, employers, learning providers and trainees."

"Apprenticeships are a great way for individuals to gain valuable skills and experience while earning a wage and for employers to ensure their workforce have the skills to future proof a business."

"Increasing higher level skills and developing skills pathways that benefit the whole of Wales have never been more important."


Benefits of being an apprentice:

  • Apprentices do real jobs for employers, so as an apprentice you are paid while you learn
  • You have support from both your employer and training provider
  • Employers and training providers will make sure your training is giving you the skills that youneed for the job


So, if earning while you learn appeals to you, ‘What is an Apprenticeship?’ will give you information about apprenticeships including the different levels of qualification, how long they last and how to apply for an apprenticeship.  

Start looking for the right apprenticeship for you with the Apprenticeship Matching Service


Did you know? 83% of employers rely on apprenticeships to provide their skilled workers of the future. (Welsh Government 2015)

If you are an employer interested in recruiting an apprentice or upskilling your current staff via an apprenticeship framework please visit the Apprenticeship section for further information.

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