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Sporting Events Apprentice

Welsh Government
Swyddfar Urdd, Unit 14, Cardiff Business Park Lambourne Crescent, Llanishen Cardiff CF14 5GF
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Closing date
6 Dec 2021

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Apprenticeship, Advanced
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About the apprenticeship


1. Assist in providing a comprehensive service with the organisation and co-ordination of national sporting competitions and events under the direction of the Sporting Events and Competitions Team.

2. Support the Events and Competitions Team in meeting targets for individuals participating.

3. Assist with the preparation of information packs and presentations for the Sports Council for Wales and sports bodies, including gathering information on events.

4. Assist with the administration of national sporting arrangements.

5. Assist with the creation of reports on the National competitions

6. Assist with the hiring of centres for National Sports Competitions.

7. Co-working to organise sporting competitions with governing bodies, the local Authority Sports Development Unit, Universities and Further Education Colleges.

8. Assist with the placing and monitoring of volunteers involved in National competitions.

9. Ensure that volunteers and referees for national competitions are supported, in conjunction with the Urdd Sport National Training Officer.

10. Work with schools and communities to promote Urdd Gobaith Cymru competitions and sporting events

11. Take a hands-on role in sporting competitions, ensuring the smooth running of the duties under their care.

12. Any other work or projects relating to the running of the Urdd Gobaith Cymru's Sports Department.

Additional information

As part of the apprenticeship, training will be offered to the successful candidate. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake all the training offered.

The successful candidate will undertake a Level 3 Sports Development Apprenticeship Framework. The framework includes the following qualifications:

• NVQ Level 3 in Sports Development (QCF)
• Level 3 Senior Sports Leaders Certificate
• Level 3 Employment Rights and Responsibilities Certificate
• Essential Skills Level 2

In addition, this additional training is provided:
• Physical Literacy
• Specific Sports Qualifications

A large percentage of the training takes place in the workplace and within workshops and organised during working hours. However, apprentices are expected to complete significant pieces of out-of-hours coursework on a regular basis. All apprentices will have access to a work laptop to do so.

The Apprenticeship Department is delighted to be able to offer special support for all apprentices to succeed. We work with apprentices as individuals and tailor the support to suit the needs of the apprentice.

In addition to the above training, in-house training is given on the various activities of the department including organizing and leading regional and national activities, holiday plans and competitions.



i. Carrying out this job will require a driving licence and a car, or the ability to travel fully flexibly and independently.
ii. The ability to communicate in Welsh and English is essential to this role.
iii. An interest to develop professionally and take every opportunity that comes.

iv. Experience of competing or assisting with the organisation of sporting competitions
v. Experience of working with children and young people would be an advantage
vi. Experience of training others will be of benefit
vii. Understanding of the aims and objectives of Urdd Gobaith Cymru




Welsh Spoken Skills: Yes Welsh Written Skills: Yes

Course details

Training provider:
Urdd Gobaith Cymru

NVQ Level 3 in Sports Development (QCF) • Level 3 Higher Sports Leaders Certificate

About the employer

Swyddfar Urdd, Unit 14, Cardiff Business Park
Lambourne Crescent, Llanishen
CF14 5GF

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

To be confirmed


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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