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Mechanical Apprentice

Welsh Government
Energybuild Aberpergwm Colliery Engine Cottage Site Glynneath Glynneath Neath Port Talbot SA11 5AJ
£15,400 per annum (Year 1)
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship


• Carrying out mechanical and maintenance tasks in a work shop and underground setting.
• Repairing and modifying mechanical equipment to component and sub assembly level.
• Comply with Health and Safety procedures and safe systems of work in line with the mines regulations 2014.
• Undertake daily work reports.
• Working under close supervision until deemed competent, expected to work independently when competent.
• Expected to work in confined spaces.

Additional information

The applicant will be working in an underground setting, this requires them to work long hours in dimly lit areas where the work area may be restricted in space.



• Hard working
• Highly motivated.
• Team work.
• Reliable.
• Wiliness to work overtime.
• Flexible in their approach to work.
• Adaptable with working hours when required.
• Willing to work in confined areas.


• Maths GCSE - C.
• English GCSE - C.
• Computer literate.
• No previous knowledge required.
• No previous qualifications required.
• All skillsets accepted, this includes students with previous knowledge.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Gower College Swansea

Training provider course:
Peo Level 2 in mechanical engineering/Level 3 diploma in mechanical engineering

About the employer

Aberpergwm Colliery Engine Cottage Site
Neath Port Talbot
SA11 5AJ

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

At the Workplace


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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