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Apprentice Translator

Welsh Government
NHS Tŷ Dysgu, Nantgarw Cardiff CF15 7QQ
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Closing date
31 Oct 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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About the apprenticeship


As a member of the team, you will assist in the day-to-day operational work of the team, which will include liaison with staff across HEIW.
One day of the week will be hosted by Gower College Swansea who will be responsible for the qualification. See all the information in the link below.

Provide a written translation service from English to Welsh and from Welsh to English. This will include translating:

• Website material for the Health Authority website.
• Social media content such as Facebook and Twitter posts.
• Posters and signs.
• Reports such as the Health Authority's Annual Report.
• Any other topics as the Translation Manager or Welsh Language Services Manager deems appropriate.

Additional information

. On 1 October 2018 a new statutory body within NHS Wales came into being, working across the health and education sectors. Education and Health Improvement Wales (HEIW) oversees the strategic development of the health workforce in Wales, including workforce planning, leadership development and education commissioning. It sits alongside existing Health Boards and Trusts to be a member of the NHS Wales family.



• Experience of working in a professional / language / communication capacity.
• Able to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills, demonstrating credibility and influence.

• Ability to communicate orally and in writing in Welsh and English in a manner that is clear, fluent, persuasive and influential.

• Ability to work on own initiative and organize your load
• Willingness to use state-of-the-art technology for written translation (ie translation memory, machine translation).

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

• Friendly and enthusiastic

• Committed to providing a high quality translation service

• Ability to travel across Works sites in a timely manner


G.C.S.E. Welsh and English, Grade C or above.

Advanced Level Welsh and English.

Experience of translating into Welsh.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Knowledge of interpretation and willingness to train.

Knowledge of the current legislative framework for Welsh language services in Wales.


Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: Yes

Course details

Agored Cymru Level 4 certificate in Translating Practices

About the employer

NHS Tŷ Dysgu, Nantgarw

CF15 7QQ

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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