Develop your skills and grow your ambition as you work, earn, and study for a nationally recognised qualification.
Engage . Experience . Excel
Our apprenticeships can be a fantastic starting point, or a welcome change in your career.
Whatever your background or interests, there's an apprenticeship at the Assembly that suits you.
Be a part of something you can be proud of
There's no such thing as an average apprenticeship at the National Assembly for Wales.
Whether you have a clear vision for the future, or if you’re still working out what you’d like to do, you can experience the many avenues we offer so you can find one that suits your interests and enables you to excel.
Following a carefully designed programme, you'll learn from the people you'll be working with on day-to-day basis.
You'll build your skills, meet new people, and develop your ability to work in a busy environment.
Who can be an Assembly apprentice?
Absolutely anyone can be an apprentice at the National Assembly for Wales. We meant it!
You might be leaving school and looking for a practical way to learn the skills you want; you could be looking to change careers, be unemployed or retired.
Whatever your background or situation, there's an apprenticeship here for you with all the support and training you need.
We know your talent has nothing to do with who you are, where you're from, your age, or your disability: we believe in diversity and inclusion for all.
Earn while you learn on a fixed, full-time contract;
• Gain real-life work experience;
• Receive a living wage salary of £17,383;
• Opportunities to learn Welsh with our in-house Welsh department;
• 31 days holiday;
• 13 Public and Privilege days;
• Flexible working arrangements to help you get the perfect work-life balance;
• Time allocated for you to work on your studies.
Interested? Ok, here's the info:
Am I eligible to apply for an apprenticeship?
Depending on the type of apprenticeship, you’ll need to be:
• at least 16, and not in full-time education or employment by the time the apprenticeship start;
• You don’t need any specific qualifications to apply, but all applicants are required to have GCSE English and Maths (A*-C);
• If you have a qualification at Level 4 or higher (depending on the apprenticeship), then unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply.
For more information, see our FAQs below.
Who funds my apprenticeship?
You won't need pay anything towards your apprenticeship. You'll be getting a competitive salary and we'll fund your training.
How long does it take?
Your apprenticeship will last 12 - 15 months depending on the apprenticeship, with the offer of flexible working to help you get the right work/life balance.
Where are the apprenticeships?
As an apprentice at the National Assembly you'll be based in our Tŷ Hywel offices in Cardiff Bay.
"I recommend that you strongly consider applying for this apprenticeship scheme because it would be an invaluable start for your career, especially as this place is so welcoming for minority people such as people with a disability or LGBT"
"I feel like taking on an Apprenticeship was a fantastic idea as it allows me to enhance work based learning skills and also gives me an insight on the working environment – it teaches me how to balance studying with day to day work and also gives me opportunities to progress whenever needed."
"Since joining the National Assembly for Wales as an apprentice I have received support and guidance from both my colleagues and the organisation, which has helped me complete my apprenticeship and develop the skills I require to succeed and progress in my career."
Learn skills and gain qualifications as your work and earn. Come join us.
How do I complete the application?
You should include examples of how you demonstrate your skills and explain how you've used them. More guidance is available on our jobs page.
Do I need work experience to apply?
No, we're looking for people who have the right attitude with a willingness to learn. So, it doesn’t matter if this is the first job you're applying for, you’ll be able to show us what other things you’ve done, and the skills and experience you’ve gained from other activities.
We’re interested in your skills, knowledge and what you have to offer.
What if I have higher qualifications?
If you have a qualification at Level 4 or higher (depending on the apprenticeship), then unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply. However, we hope you’ll still think about other opportunities to work with us and visit our Job Vacancies page.
What is the National Assembly?
The National Assembly is the devolved parliament for Wales. The Assembly Commission is the corporate body that keeps the National Assembly for Wales running by providing buildings and employing people like you.
Find out more about the National Assembly by exploring our website.