Apprenticeship – Could this be the career for you?

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If you’re nearing the end of your time in school or university and are considering what career path to follow, or you’re looking for a change in career and have an interest in digital, you should consider the Welsh Government’s Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Apprenticeship scheme.

Why should I consider an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a great way of developing skills on the job. As an apprentice, you get the training you need and an opportunity to develop your career while getting paid. For us, it means that we can train people in the roles we need.

What’s different about the DDaT Apprenticeship?

The DDaT Apprenticeship focuses on developing digital, data and technology skills.  During the 18 month apprenticeship, our apprentices move around different teams and carry out different roles within Welsh Government.

Moving around allows our apprentices to experience a variety of roles within the DDaT profession and gives them a chance to work out where their skills lie and which career path they’d like to follow.

I don’t have any IT experience or qualifications – can I still apply?

You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience of working with digital, data and technology, only an interest and enthusiasm about the subject.

Where can I find out more about the DDaT Apprenticeship?

Virtual Sessions:
This year, for the first time, we are holding virtual sessions for you to find out more about the DDaT apprenticeship scheme and meet some of the apprentices who have already graduated.  All the sessions are virtual through MS Teams and will last about an hour.

Here are the dates for our virtual sessions:

  • 22nd February 13:00 (Welsh language session)
  • 25th February 13:00
  • 17th March 16:00
  • 11th April 11:00

To register your interest in attending a session please email 

Blog Posts:
We have previously featured several blog posts from our apprentices talking about their varied experiences on the scheme.  You can find these under the “DDaT Apprentices” category.

We will also be publishing some new blog posts from apprentices over the coming month so keep an eye out for those!

Apprenticeship Website:
For all the latest information about apprenticeship schemes in Welsh Government, take a look at Welsh Government’s apprenticeship website.

You can also register your interest to get updates when our apprenticeship scheme goes live.