Find out about apprenticeships

An Apprenticeship is a practical way of gaining a nationally recognised qualification and the much needed job-related skills, whilst working in a real work environment.

Apprenticeships are available to those who are aged 16 plus and starting, or are already in, employment who wish to further their careers.

There are three levels of Apprenticeships that relate to different job roles:

Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) (equivalent to five good GCSE passes)

Foundation Apprentices work towards a framework of work based learning qualifications at level 2.

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Apprenticeship (A) (equivalent to two A-level passes)

Apprentices work towards a framework of work based learning qualifications at level 3.

Higher Apprenticeship (HA)

Higher Apprenticeships work towards a framework of work-based learning qualifications at level 4 and above.


To apply for our current apprenticeships please visit


"In March, I was lucky enough to start my apprenticeship with Powys County Council and it’s been an exciting first couple of months. University wasn’t for me, so when I saw this opportunity advertised on the council’s website it was definitely one to go for! And here I am, 2 months later gaining so many great skills and experience.

I was obviously feeling a bit nervous to start, like with all new adventures, but I was excited to meet new people and start my first proper job. I felt ready to get away from the classroom, so getting paid and gaining a qualification at the same time seemed like an opportunity I could not afford to miss.

I have settled in really quickly with the Culture and Leadership Team in County Hall and already learnt so much. My role is really varied, I’ve been promoting jobs on social media, attended a social media training day and taken the lead on schools recruitment, so I have been liaising with head teachers from across the county.

While working full-time, I’m also doing a Business Admin Level 2 qualification with ACT training. It’s a really flexible course tailored to suit me, and it’s great that I get a choice of what assignments I do.

I’m really looking forward to the next couple of months and progress further in my role.

I hope my first blog gives an insight into life as an apprentice."

Jess Watson, Apprentice - Workforce and Organisational Development


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