Young Recruits Programme

What exactly is the Young Recruits Programme?

Targeted support will be made available to create additional opportunities for young people to access quality apprenticeship places. The programme can benefit:

  • Large employers that already offer high quality apprenticeship programmes who are able to expand their programmes to take on additional learners
  • Small and medium sized employers working individually or in partnership to offer additional apprenticeship opportunities where there is a need to maintain a highly-skilled workforce for when the economy recovers.

Young Recruits Programme eligibility criteria

All employers must:

  • Be able to offer (a) full time additional apprenticeship place(s), ie. a minimum of 25 hours including time with the provider
  • Be paying the appropriate minimum wage for apprentices (or any other National Minimum Wage regulation that may apply)
  • Be able to evidence payment to their learner with certified copies of wage slips or bank statement.

Without this evidence, we are unable to offer the support.

All learners must:

  • Be between the ages of 16 and 24 at time of application
  • Be living and/or working in Wales
  • Have been employed by the applicant for no longer than 10 weeks at time of application
  • Be enrolled upon a level 2 or level 3 apprenticeship framework with a Welsh Government-contracted work based learning provider.

For further information contact:

Terri Williams  Tel: 01286 677275  Email:

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