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Aspire - Support for Employees

The Shared Apprenticeship Programme within Blaenau Gwent is a strategic project with a number of partners; Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone, Education, Industry and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. The programme is set to enhance skills development within the manufacturing and engineering companies to develop business growth; whilst tackling unemployment and providing aspirational opportunities for young people across the local authority.

How does it work?

• Apprentices will be employed by Aspire Blaenau Gwent and placed with a host manufacturing company for the duration of the apprenticeship (2-3 years) following a selection process and interview;
• A learning pathway will be agreed by the Host Company and the apprentice with Coleg Y Cymoedd who is the delivery partner and to who funding has been allocated;
• Apprentices will rotate employers to fulfil any skills gaps; and
• Apprentices will be paid above minimum apprenticeship wage

Entry requirements

• Age 16yrs -24yrs
• 5 GCSE Grades A-C Including STEM subjects
• A level pass in STEM subjects – especially maths and science
• Starting VRQ
• Completed Enhanced Engineering Programme or Pathways to Apprenticeships
• Completed VRQ at college

To apply or for further information please contact:

Tara Lane on 07805 759903 or

Graham Rees on 07814 458045 or

Blaenau Gwent; home of the Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone