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About Our Trainees

As a Flintshire Trainee you learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, achieving qualifications and earning money, all at the same time.

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 2022.

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 spring and summer, so they are ready to start work and enroll at college in 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. 

Our trainee scheme has received national recognition and in 2016 reached the UK finals of the Learning and Performance Institute's Apprentice of the Year Awards. 

The awarding body was particularly impressed with the Council’s:

  • commitment to apprenticeships,
  • success rate – 98% of apprentices going on to gain employment,  and
  • innovative approach to the delivery of the programme.

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 / 4 Apprenticeship framework usually over a two year period.
  • GCSE grades may vary depending on placement – for further information see the Trainee Opportunities page

Flintshire Higher Level Trainees

  • Aimed at those who are considering University or the workplace.
  • Applicants will have relevant A levels or relevant Level 3 qualifications and will undertake an appropriate level 3/ 4 or 5 qualification.

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.
You can apply for more than one trainee position.  Simply complete a separate online application form for each position you are interested in.

The Council recognises that the ability to communicate in Welsh is an important and valuable skill in the workplace and is committed to increasing the numbers of bilingual employees. We welcome applications for any post from candidates who are able to work in both Welsh and English. We will also support new and existing employees who wish to learn Welsh or improve /develop their Welsh language skills.

In The Workplace

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!

The Welsh Government has recently introduced a new all-age apprenticeship program, so it may be that you are eligible for an apprenticeship regardless of your age.

National Living Wage

From 01/04/2022: £9.50 per hour, annual salary £18,333

The Welsh Government has recently introduced a new all-age apprenticeship program, so it may be that you are eligible for an apprenticeship regardless of your age.