Is an apprenticeship the next step for you?

Make a genius decision, choose an apprenticeship in Gwynedd Council.

An apprenticeship is a chance for you to develop your career by working with experienced people, gaining qualifications and being paid at the same time!


Apprenticeships newsletter 2021



Who can be an apprentice?

Anyone can be an apprentice, as long as they meet the following requirements:

  • 16+ years old

  • Eligible to work in Wales

  • Currently not in full-time education

Which apprenticeship level would be suitable for me?

Your chosen apprenticeship level will depend on your current skills and qualifications. Take a look at the following table to see which levels are available!





Level 1


Foundation Apprenticeship

Level 2



Level 3


Higher Apprenticeship

Level 4 and Level 5

HNC / HND / Foundation degree

Degree Apprenticeship

Level 6 and Level 7

Degree / Masters


What are the advantages of being an apprentice?

There are many benefits if you follow an apprenticeship route:

  • Earn while you learn

  • Have the support and help of experienced people

  • Complete qualifications

  • Develop a career path

Additionally, there are many benefits to working for Gwynedd Council:

  • You will work in a Welsh environment.

  • You can choose to be a part of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

  • You will be entitled to 24.5 days of annual leave, with additional 8 days leave for bank and public holidays.

  • You will be a part of our Flexible Working Hours Scheme.

  • You will benefit from a wide range of internal and external training and development opportunities. 

What is an apprentice’s salary?

The apprentice will receive a salary that corresponds to the National Minimum Wage.

Apprentice salary

Apprentice (age)  Scale / hourSalary / annually 
 Under 18



 18 - 20



 21 - 24



 25 +




Other FAQs

What are the basic requirements?

  • The basic requirements of the role will depend on the Apprenticeship level. They will be outlined in the Person Specification for the role.


Is there an age limit?

  • No, but there is a priority for young people between the ages of 16 to 19.


What will be the length of the apprenticeship?

  • Apprenticeships can take between 12 and 36 months to complete, dependant on the specific needs of the qualifications and placement.


Where will the training be held?

  • You would be released from work, to study in College or University or you could follow a distance-learning programme, if the provision is work-based only. 

As an apprentice, which qualification will I follow?

  • This will depend on the apprenticeship you choose. The Apprenticeship Framework includes qualifications for all levels.


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