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We offer a number of exciting apprenticeship opportunities  designed to provide you with valuable qualifications, vital work experience – and a salary while studying.

On the job, you'll work as an employee, alongside experienced staff members.  Off the job, you'll learn through a combination of learning methods such as day release at college and assessments in your workplace.  You can study in a range of areas, including: 

  • Management and Team Leading

  • Business Administration

  • Hairdressing

  • Retail & Customer Service

  • Health & Social Care (Adult)

  • Healthcare Support and Clinical

  • Engineering Manufacture

  • Mechanics 

A Foundation Apprenticeship takes between 12 and 24 months and an Apprenticeship can take up to two years, depending on what route is being followed.  When you sign up for the training scheme, you will be given a target time to finish. 

Read Aaron's story here:

Aaron Thomas (far left)

Aaron joined the General Dynamics Apprenticeship scheme after completing his BTEC Level 3 Engineering at the college. Aaron progressed to the college from Afon Taf High School.


Aaron, who has always had a keen interest in Engineering, feels that the apprenticeship has provided an excellent opportunity for him to combine study with employment in a field that he enjoys. Aaron stated “I was so happy to gain a place on the apprenticeship programme. It’s a fantastic opportunity to develop my skills in engineering whilst also working for an excellent company. The fact that I’m able to stay local is also an extra added bonus.”

Tutor Jonathan Cahill commented “Aaron is an active member of the tutor group. He shows a keen interest in all aspects of engineering and the wider aspects associated with it. He is clearly progressing well in all areas of the course and this is evident in discussion with his tutors. Aaron has very good verbal communication skills and is confident in expressing his points during discussions. Aaron has excellent attendance and punctuality and a very positive approach to his work. He has set himself realistic targets in terms of literacy and numeracy and is making very good progress in these areas.”

Interested and want to know more?

Please call 01685 726130 or email wblinfo@merthyr.ac.uk


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