Help to Buy – Wales Shared Equity Scheme »This shared equity loan will make up the shortfall between the purchase price of a property and the funding available to buyers through their cash deposit and mortgage offer.Learn more »
Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
Major improvements in the resilience and safety of the A55 will be carried out over the next three years as a result of capital investment by the Welsh Government.
- Jobs Growth Wales reaches record high
- Building a world class qualifications system for Wales
- Tunnels investment to improve A55 resilience
- Local authority environmental permitting fees and charges 2014-2015
- Alternatives to Waste Transfer Notes and other aspects of Waste Regulation
- Proposals concerning the publication of official statistics
- Beyond 2011: Consultation on Census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales
- M4 Corridor around Newport Consultation
- Undertaking fatal and non-fatal drug poisoning reviews in Wales
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In this section
Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
Final Budget 2014-15 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2014-15 is £14.9bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.
Apprenticeships in Wales
Find out how Apprenticeships in Wales can help you.
The Welsh Government believes in and supports Apprenticeships in Wales as they fuel the future essential skills base of our nation. Apprenticeships in Wales help to inspire success in the individual and bring huge benefits to the workplace. We currently offer a number of initiatives to encourage employers to recruit more apprentices.
One of the most popular is the Young Recruits Programme. This is an all Wales programme that provides funding to employers offering high quality apprenticeship programmes who recruit and train additional young apprentices (16-24 years old).
Employers: It's time to build a better Welsh workforce
Come and join the 81% of business that say employing apprentices makes their workplace more productive. By becoming involved in Apprenticeships in Wales, you are creating a more responsive, motivated workforce with the key skills and experience you need.
Apprentices can do great things for their employers. But they need the chance to work and train. The Welsh Government pays the external training costs, leaving you to pay only for the wage of the trainee.
Individuals: I will learn while I earn as an apprentice
Apprenticeships are a great way for you to gain recognised qualifications and essential skills while earning a wage.
The workplace experience that you will gain during your apprenticeship will stay with you for life, and it has never been a better time to have marketable skills.
You`ll share your learning between college or a training provider and working in your employer’s business, so you`ll gain both qualifications and the experience to back them up.
Apprenticeships in Wales are open to everyone, whether you are a young learner, or want to change your career pathway. You can learn on the job and get extra skills from a training provider.
If you would like to speak to someone about apprenticeship opportunities in Wales, you should call 0845 60 661 60.
If you’re looking to recruit an apprentice and want to talk to a provider on the training that is available to you, get in touch to discuss your requirements. Either call the number above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training providers are there to assist you with the recruitment and selection of apprentices to match your company needs. We've made it easier than ever to recruit an apprentice and you can advertise vacancies for free on the Apprenticeship Matching Service (external link) so you can identify candidates who match your criteria.
To find out more about apprenticeships why not call Careers Wales on 0800 100 900 or visit the Careers Wales website (external link).
If you’re looking for an apprenticeship, you can search and apply on-line for vacancies via the Apprenticeship Matching Service (external link). Visit the Careers Wales website and follow the Apprenticeships link.
These Welsh Government programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund.