What apprenticeships are available in Wales?

There are four types or levels of apprenticeship available in Wales, for over 1,500 job roles.

The types of apprenticeship are:

  • Foundation apprenticeships (Level 2)
  • Apprenticeships (Level 3) 
  • Higher apprenticeships (Level 4 — 7)
  • Degree apprenticeships  (Levels 6 — 7) 

Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of sectors and job roles. You can enter the apprenticeship programme at the level best suited to your stage of learning, the job you are applying for, and the apprenticeship standard the employer wants to use.  

You can work all the way up through the higher and degree level apprenticeships for some job roles and career areas. You can also progress onto other further or higher education courses, including degrees.

Each apprenticeship vacancy will specify the entry requirements and qualities the employer is looking for.  For higher and degree apprenticeships, employers are generally asking for A levels and other Level 3 qualifications.  

Find out more about the apprenticeships in Wales

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Amy, Level 3 rugby development apprentice
Amy Rothero is 20 and has completed a Level 3 Rugby Development Apprenticeship at the Welsh Rugby Union. Following her experience, Amy decided to go on to study a degree in Sport Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Find out more about apprenticeships in Wales.