What is an Apprenticeship?

Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills, whilst earning a salary.


An apprenticeship is a job with training. Being an apprentice means that you have a job that includes gaining recognised qualifications and essential skills whilst you are working and earning a wage.


There are three types of Apprenticeships:

  • Foundation Apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship
  • Higher Apprenticeship


There are three different types because different jobs need different levels of qualifications - some higher than others. They normally last between two and three years. This can depend on the type of apprenticeship and the level of qualification you are working towards. You need to be aged 16 or over, and there is no upper age limit.


V2C host a number of apprentices via various local training providers as well as shared apprentices via the South West Wales Regional Shared Apprenticeship (SWWRSA) Limited Scheme (Cyfle). For more information please click on the links below.


Please visit the Careers Wales website for up to date opportunities (where available).