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Healthcare Apprentice

Welsh Government
Glangwili Hospital Dolgwili Road SA31 2AF
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
24 May 2022

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Apprenticeship, Advanced
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About the apprenticeship



Working alongside registered nurses and other health care professionals, this will give you an insight into care at an introductory level, involving working with a mentor within patient areas, preparing to deliver care to patients.


This role will allow you to become familiar with the layout of the hospital, as well as the standards expected within a healthcare environment. You will interact with patients and develop your communication skills, whilst displaying the qualities needed to become a nurse of the future. It will provide an insight into how support services play an important role in patient care, through providing a hygienic environment. As nutrition and hydration is a vital part of patient care, this provides an insight into food service, the ‘All Wales Menu', dietary requirements and reporting processes.

Patient focussed administration

This role will allow you to become familiar with the administrative systems within a healthcare environment. Exposure will be given to recording processes and the need for confidentiality and respect of patient information. You will interact with patients and develop your oral communication skills, whilst developing your resilience when dealing with patients and staff. The placement will provide an insight into various IT systems, giving experience in communicating through emails, telephone and face to face. This gives a holistic experience, developing the nurses of the future.

Additional information

The Health Care Apprenticeship Programme combines many learning programmes into one, which shows that we are committed to proving a direct pathway into nursing. You will not need to reapply for the different qualifications along the way. When you have finished the programme, you will be a qualified Registered Nurse and will not have had to pay any university fees. You will be learning whilst you are earning the whole tim



Do you want to help and care for people?
Are you ready for a challenge?
Would you love to be a Registered Nurse but don't feel ready or able to remain in full time education (school, college or university)?
Would you like to learn and earn?


You must be a kind, caring person who is passionate about helping others
You must be aged 16+ in September 2022
You must have have the current right to work in the UK
You must be able to demonstrate kindness and compassion and a passion for helping others
You must be able to demonstrate a willingness to work hard
You must not hold a full level 3 health related qualification (if you are not sure, please contact us)
You must not be in any formal government-funded education at the time of starting the Health Care Apprentice Programme


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Coleg Sirgar

Coleg Sirgar

About the employer

Glangwili Hospital
Dolgwili Road

SA31 2AF

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

Once the closing date has passed, those who are successfully shortlisted will be invited to attend an assessment day. This will be a fun day and give you the chance to meet us as well as get to know more information about the programme. Candidates who are shortlisted will also be asked to supply a short video introducing themselves to the Apprenticeship Academy. The details are: Carmarthen - Thursday 5th May 2022 - 9am to 4.30pm Everyone who attends the assessment day will be invited to attend a feedback day, where we will discuss the outcome of the assessment day with you. These dates are: Carmarthen - Wednesday 29th June 2022 - 9am to 4.30pm If you are successfully recruited, you will start your employment as a Health Care Apprentice with Hywel Dda University Health Board in September 2022. Those not successful this time around will be offered support from us and from your local College, Careers Wales Centre and Job Centre. Why apply for an apprenticeship in Hywel Dda University Health Board? Here's just some of the reasons why: Apprenticeships are great first step into a career in the NHS Apprenticeships combine practical training with paid employment (‘learn while you earn') An opportunity to work alongside experienced staff to support you and help gain the practical skills you need You gain nationally recognised qualifications, with no tuition fees A potential first step to professional training (e.g. nurse, engineer) A great experience, working as part of a team, making a real difference


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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