Bridgend County Borough Council is committed to supporting young people by creating apprenticeship opportunities wherever possible. When a vacancy arises, an apprenticeship or traineeship will be actively considered as a way of filling the post. However, like all councils, we are operating in an increasingly difficult economic climate so all apprenticeships and traineeships will be considered according to need and affordability.
Apprenticeships can be across a wide range of occupations and are a great way to gain recognised qualifications and essential skills while earning a wage.
We are currently working in partnership with Bridgend College and offer work placements to those who are undertaking the Pathways to Apprenticeships course in trades. We are also developing apprenticeships in project management and customer services and these will be advertised through the council’s jobs pages www.bridgend.gov.uk/jobs
Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet has also agreed to develop a greater range of support for those young people at high risk of not engaging in education, employment or training after leaving formal education. As well as developing the council’s current apprenticeship scheme, plans include a rolling programme of work placements across the council, the growth of traineeships and apprenticeships and prioritising support for care leavers. We will update this page and the council’s jobs pageswhen opportunities develop.
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.
You can also read more about apprenticeships on the Welsh Government’s Apprenticeships in Wales website.