Welsh language

Can I work for Powys County Council if I don’t speak Welsh?

The ability to speak Welsh is essential for some positions but may only be desirable for others. The Welsh Competency Level will be stated in the job description. 

The opportunity for all abilities to learn Welsh is available once you have started work with the Authority.

Competency level Definition
No competency Very little or no knowledge of Welsh.
1 I can pronounce Welsh personal and place-names correctly, and I can give and respond to basic greetings on the telephone or in person.
2 I can communicate routine tasks requiring a simple exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can handle very short social exchanges, even though I can't usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself.
3 I can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. I can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work).
4 I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes interaction with native speakers possible. I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts.
5 I can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. I can express myself fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely.
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