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General Machinist (Sewing)

Welsh Government
Champion Hats Champion Manufacture, Unit 1-4 Heron Way Rumney Cardiff CF3 3JE
Initial £7ph rising to approx. £9.60ph -£10-50ph once fully competent & trained
Closing date
27 Sep 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


Pick materials for batch, Sew garments to required standard, repair or rectify any anomalies, use several types of sew machines to complete task. Log output, make suggestions to improve Lean Manufacturing.

Additional information

The candidate will in turn learn how to use a series of industrial sewing machines learn Lay marking & cutting, stitch marking, riveting and general completion of garments. There may also be a good progression path following the preliminary & common core training.



Hard Working, enthusiastic individual with a willing to learn new things - Must have a can do attitude approach. The individual must have good aptitude with a practical problem solving approach. A good communicator and a vibrant personality is essential.
In addition, good punctuality and time keeping is a must.


Educated to GCSE level minimum in English Maths and 2-3 practical subjects such as Art, Craft, technology and a science


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Fashion & Textiles

About the employer

Champion Hats Champion Manufacture, Unit 1-4 Heron Way

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



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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