Now in its ninth year, Apprenticeship Week is the time when attention is focused on apprenticeships and concentrate on raising the profile amongst employers, individuals, teachers, parents and the media. Everyone with an interest in apprenticeships across Wales is encouraged to get involved in the Week.

Developing ILM Awareness

ILM Level 4, 5 and 7 have recently been added to the range of management qualifications delivered by Talk training. This qualification is suitable for individuals who do not have direct reports but are responsible for managing projects and achieving objectives by coordinating and managing external stakeholders. Talk training will be providing supporting information for the Cwm Taf Local Health Board Apprenticeship Week at their premises on Albert Road in Pontypridd and will also be delivering an ILM awareness session for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board at their premises on Cardiff Road East in Cardiff.

Advice and Guidance Qualifications

Advice and Guidance Higher apprenticeship (Level 4) has recently been added to our portfolio of qualifications and is intended for individuals working in all advice and guidance settings such as Customer Liaison Officers, Employment Liaison Officers, Family Support Officers, Senior Project Workers/Coordinators, HR Administrators, Tutors, Engagement Officers, Job Coaches, etc. The qualification covers communication and interactions to support clients in preparing and completing their chosen options; the knowledge required to work with legislative and procedural frameworks; advocacy, mediation, representation and formal proceedings; working with other services through negotiation, liaison and referral and, reviewing own development.

Employers: Can You Make Someone Great?

Join the 81% of businesses that say employing apprentices makes their workplace more productive. By becoming involved in Apprenticeships in Wales, you are creating a more responsive, motivated workforce with the key skills and experience you and your business needs.

Apprenticeships are a great way for your business to develop employees with the skills and experience you need.

Apprenticeships are vocational work-based learning training programmes, which usually take from 1 to 3 years to complete. Anyone over 16 can follow an accredited Apprenticeship route across a wide range of industries, professions and occupational sectors.

There are three Apprenticeship levels:

  • Foundation Apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship
  • Higher Apprenticeship

Different levels of funding support are available depending on the age of the apprentice and programme being followed (please contact Talk training for more information). Employers determine the salary rates for their apprentices. The only requirement is to be compliant with the appropriate National Minimum Wages rates, which are currently:








Talk training is an approved private training provider who can advise and support you and your employees through their chosen apprenticeship programmes, helping to develop your staff for their personal development and the future growth of your business. 

Individuals: Make yourself a great career – Take an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are a great way for you to gain recognised qualifications and essential skills while earning a wage. The workplace experience that you will gain during your apprenticeship will stay with you for life, and there has never been a better time to have marketable and transferable skills. Ask your employer if they have an apprenticeship scheme or for more information on apprenticeships and how to find one click here.