£40m for apprentices in Wales

The Welsh Government has set out how it plans to spend £40m on apprenticeships over the next two years, including creating 5,650 new places, and offering enhanced subsidies and payments to employers to take on apprentices.

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What do I do if I'm interested in an apprenticeship?

Plans to spend £40m on apprenticeships in Wales over the next two years have been set out today.

The Welsh Government says apprenticeships are a great way to get real qualifications and improve skills, while earning a wage.

They are open to everyone, "whether you're a young learner, or want to change your career pathway."

The first priority for anyone interested in doing an apprenticeship might be making the most of Apprenticeship Week, which is going on at the moment.

This year's Apprenticeship week aims to showcase the benefits placements offer to employers and apprentices. Credit: Welsh Government

There are open, taster and advice sessions, as well as a number of events targeted at encouraging employers to realise the benefits of apprentices, through until Friday.

All year round, Careers Wales has advice on apprenticeships and allows you to apply for them.

Visit the Careers Wales website

Call: 0800 100 900

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