What Are Trainees?

As part of our on-going commitment to help people develop the skills and knowledge they need to gain employment, we will be recruiting a number of trainees to start in autumn 2019.

Flintshire Trainees will be placed on an Apprenticeship Programme. As a Flintshire Trainee you learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, achieving qualifications and earn money, all at the same time.

At Flintshire we recruit our Trainees over the summer, so they are ready to start work and enrol at college in the September.  For the Council, it is an excellent way to develop people with the skills and experience required. For you, it is the opportunity to get hands-on experience and on-the job training, whilst gaining industry recognised qualifications. 

Placements can last between one and four years depending on the qualification and level of placement. Usually Trainees are work based for four days and college based for one day a week, again this is dependent on the structure of the qualification. 

Types of Placements offered at Flintshire County Council
There are a number of different types of placement, at various levels:

Flintshire Trainees – aimed at School leavers or returners who have 5 GCSEs or equivalent. Flintshire Trainees undertake a level 2 / 3 Apprenticeship framework usually over a two year period.(GCSE grades may vary depending on placement – for further information see the Placement Outlines section at the end of this)
Flintshire Graduate Trainees – aimed at those wanting to enter the workplace following University and obtain professional qualifications. Graduates will have a degree and undertake professional qualifications at level 5 / 6 in the relevant profession.

Work Experience
Your workplace experience will involve doing work activities relevant to the qualification you are undertaking. You will be offered experience in the following areas:

• Communicating with colleagues and customers 
• Team Working
• Gaining an understanding of Health & Safety in the workplace
• Specific work experience in the relevant occupation you have chosen.

On top of all this you get paid!

What will you get paid?
All our trainees are paid National Minimum Wage/ National Living Wage as a minimum. 

The Welsh Government has introduced an all-age Apprenticeship programme, so it may be possible that you would be eligible for an apprenticeship regardless of age.

   Hourly rate  Annual salary  Monthly salary (before tax and other deductions as appropriate) 
National Living Wage   £8.21  £15,839.44  £1,319.95