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Why is using Welsh in the world of work important?

The Welsh language belongs to everyone in Wales – if you are fluent or if you only have a few words. 

Being able to speak Welsh and English will be very helpful to you in the future.  

Speaking Welsh opens doors for you; 

  • There will be more opportunties for you to make friends and to socialise if you speak Welsh 
  • By speaking Welsh and English, you can be part of two cultures 
  • By speaking Welsh, more jobs will be available to you 
  • Two languages – double the choice 

You have an advantage – use your Welsh 

Where can you do an apprenticeship?

Do you want to find out who is offering apprenticeships in your area? Search here to find them. 

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Apprentice Experience

Learn about the experience of apprentices in Wales as they learn and work through the medium of Welsh  

Poppy encourages others to follow an apprenticeship path 

“As a Welsh-speaking apprentice, I have been given many opportunities and been open to experiences that have helped me. This has helped me to get a full-time job with my employer, Carmarthenshire Council. I am now working full time as a digital co-ordinator for the council’s children and families service.”  

Come to meet Ceris, a Highways and Municipal Civil Engineer Apprentice 

“After leaving secondary school, I went to study Design and Technology at Cardiff Metropolitan University. I was there for a year, but I decided towards the end of the year that it wasn’t for me. So, I came home, and I saw that Gwynedd Council was offering a new apprenticeship scheme, and I applied. This was going to be a brilliant opportunity for me to restart my career path, and I love it here.“  

Sports Bursary 

Using Welsh in the world of Sport – Bursaries for apprentices who are studying Sports. 

How much?


Who is eligible?

Apprentices and learners at further education colleges who are studying sports 

How do I apply?

When the application period is open, there will be a bilingual application form to fill here. Make sure that you explain how you will be using your bilingual skills on your course. Remember – it’s your enthusiasm about using and increasing the use of Welsh personally and at work or on a placement that’s important, not how much Welsh you speak!  

By when?


When will I receive the money?


I have received the bursary previously; am I eligible to apply again?

Unfortunately, you can only receive the bursary once.  

Good luck! 

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