How to secure an apprenticeship 

If you’re over 16, living in Wales and not in full time education you can apply for an Apprenticeship. First, you’ll need to find an employer. Get some tips with our step-by-step guide below.

Step 1

Find an employer - Careers Wales publishes Apprenticeship vacancies online via the Apprenticeship Matching Service where you can search vacancies across Wales. Cardiff and Vale College works with many employers each year to offer Apprenticeships. Visit for the latest vacancies. You can view some of our vacancies here on this site. Apprenticeship vacancies are sometimes advertised in the job sections of newspapers or you could also approach an employer directly. If you’re already employed, then we can offer advice and guidance to both you and your employer about the process of arranging an apprenticeship programme for you.

Step 2

Get in touch with us - Contact our Apprenticeships team to discuss if you are eligible for an Apprenticeship programme. Call 01446 748212 or email to apply for a CAVC Apprenticeship run at Cardiff and Vale College sites. If you already have an employer apply here for your apprenticeship programme. You will be required to undertake a literacy, numeracy and digital literacy initial assessment and an interview ahead of step 3. 

Step 3

The agreement - You, your employer and the College will agree an apprenticeship programme of learning.

Step 4

Sign up and enrol at CAVC - Complete the process by enrolling onto your apprenticeship training programme and you’re all set.

Entry Requirement

Anyone who is over 16, living in Wales and not in full-time education can apply for an Apprenticeship. You will need to gain employment in the sector you wish to work in before applying to Cardiff and Vale College for your training (see page 6 for details on finding an employer for your apprenticeship). You will also need to undertake an initial assessment in numeracy, literacy and digital literacy. If you’re already employed, then we can work with you and your employer to arrange an apprenticeship programme suitable for you.