Apprenticeship FAQs – Employers

Why take on an apprentice?


Of employers said apprenticeships developed skills relevant to their organisation


Reported improved productivity


Of apprentices stay on in their place of work after completing an apprenticeship

Apprentices bring a significant return on investment and often go on to senior management roles. Many also take on higher level training.

What are the benefits for your business?

  • Fully funded training directly relevant to your organisation
  • High quality training to industry-recognised standards
  • Skills specific to your industry
  • Skills to cope with new technology and new markets
  • A way of tackling skills shortages
  • Staff retention
  • Increased staff confidence and morale
  • A more responsive, motivated workforce

What will an Apprenticeship involve?

An Apprenticeship is an employment based learning programme. Apprenticeships can support your business in growing fresh new talent and developing the skills needs of your existing workforce.

What types of Apprenticeships are on offer?

We have a large portfolio of Apprenticeships, covering majority of sectors. Please view our available Apprenticeships here

What Health & Safety checks are needed?

Before an apprentice can start their programme, we’ll need to carry out the necessary Health & Safety checks in accordance with the Welsh Government Code of Practice. This means we’ll need to evaluate your company’s management of health, safety and welfare, to ensure learning/work is undertaken in an acceptable environment with risks managed.

In practical terms, this means that the college will need to see evidence of the documentation listed below, as well as undertaking a short site visit*:

  • Adequate Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance and Public Liability Insurance
  • Health & Safety policy
  • Motor vehicle insurance details if applicable
  • Fire precautions
  • First Aid provision
  • Risk assessments including Fire and COSHH (where there are more than five employees)
  • Evidence of any relevant maintenance records (such as PAT testing, lighting equipment service records etc.) where applicable

*Please note, additional checks may be required depending on your sector and chosen Apprenticeship

Subsequently, the college will monitor Health & Safety to test the implementation of the employer’s Health and Safety management system throughout the Apprenticeship programme.

How do I find an apprentice?

If you’d like to take on an apprentice but don’t currently have anyone already employed in mind, we have a list of current learners who are looking for an employer to support them in an Apprenticeship.

Please contact our Work-Based Learning department for further information on


Wellington Street
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF44 8EN


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Parc Nantgarw
CF15 7QY


Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF40 2TQ

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Twyn Road
Ystrad Mynach
CF82 7XR

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