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Assembly Wales apprenticeships 

Apprenticeships at the National Assembly for Wales​​​

Develop your skills and grow your ambition as you work, earn, and study for a nationally recognised qualification.



The Apprentices 2018 scheme has now closed for applications.



Discover. Learn. Become

We’re taking on four enthusiastic apprentices to work with us at the National Assembly. This is a paid apprenticeship and you’ll gain a qualification while gaining valuable work experience. 


Be a part of something big!

There's no such thing as an average apprenticeship at the National Assembly for Wales. Whatever your background or interests, there's an apprenticeship at the Assembly that suits you.

Whether you see your future in communications, finance, ICT, HR or legislation, we'll do our best to match the journey your apprenticeship takes with your interests.

Following a carefully designed program, you'll learn from the people you'll be working with day-to-day. You'll build your skills, all whilst gaining your qualification in Business Administration.

And that's just the start. Are you ready?



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 your age, background or disability. We are an Assembly for all.




The benefits

You’ll gain real life work experience and a Living Wage salary of £16,258 on a fixed, fulltime contract for 12 months.

This is also a great chance to achieve a recognised NVQ qualification in Business Administration while having the opportunity to learn Welsh in work. You’ll also get 31 days holiday as well as 13 public and privilege days.

We’ll also offer you flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance




Interested? Ok, here's the details.


Am I eligible to apply for an apprenticeship?

You'll need to be:

  • at least 16 by 1 September, 2018;
  • not in full-time education or employment by the time the apprenticeship starts

You don't need any specific qualifications to apply for our apprenticeship. However, if you already have a qualification at NVQ level 3 (or higher), then unfortunately you're not 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 months, 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.

Each apprenticeship will follow a bespoke program where you'll get to boost your skills and experience working in three different areas of the Assembly's business. Plus you'll get the opportunity to shadow teams across our organisation.



Apprenticeship stories



“On arriving at the National Assembly for Wales on the day of my interview I felt nervous and I was worried that it would be very formal – this was not the case. The panel were very friendly and they were interested to hear everything I had to say”.


"The application form was easy to understand and had a really good layout, so I just had to fill in the blank spaces. I would recommend this to anyone who is eager for a really good start to working life."


“I can whole-heartedly say that the National Assembly for Wales Apprenticeship scheme had changed my life, and given me the chance of a career”.






Apply for an Assembly apprenticeship today

Learn skills and gain qualifications as your work and earn. Come join us.




When can I apply?

Applications open at 10:00 on Monday, 5 March and the closing date is 10.00 on Friday, 13 April.

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've already completed a qualification at NVQ level 3 (or higher), then unfortunately you're 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.





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