Applications are now invited for the 2017 round of the Council’s successful youth employment schemes, which is offering 29 Apprenticeships and seven Graduate officer positions across a wide range of Council services.

Advertised on the applications for the positions are open until 31 May for Apprenticeships and June 9 for Graduate Officers.

Apprenticeships offer two-year paid positions in a range of services across the Council. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to train towards and secure vocational qualifications relating to the industry in which they wish to work.

Graduate Officer positions are also fixed for two years and paid, with a chance to develop management and leadership skills across a range of Council services.

Tony Wilkins, Director of HR for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, said: “We are pleased to once again be offering young people the opportunity of employment and training with the Council across a range of service areas.

“Many of our previous Apprentices and Graduates are still employed by the Council and their careers are progressing well thanks to the opportunities presented through our youth employment schemes.”

The positions, listed below, bring the total number of Apprenticeships appointed since the scheme began in 2012 to 155 and the total number of Graduate officers employed since the scheme was launched in 2004 to 41.

As well as the Apprenticeship and Graduate officer positions, the Council is also advertising for an intern, for a fixed, one-year term.

Apply online now for the below positions at

  • Four administration-based Apprenticeships
  • Thirteen customer-facing Apprenticeships
  • Twelve technical field Apprenticeships
  • Graduate Officer - Access and Inclusion
  • Graduate Officer - Business Engagement and Marketing
  • Graduate Officer - Business and Marketing
  • Graduate Officer - Engineering, Building Services
  • Graduate Officer - Graphic Design
  • Graduate Officer - ICT Digital and Data
  • Graduate Officer - Leisure Facility
  • Internship - Systems and Data Processing.

Jessica Griffiths began her career with the Council as an apprentice in Human Resources. She excelled during her two years with the local authority and is now a member of the Employment, Education and Training Team – the same team that delivers, among other things, the very apprenticeships she benefited from!

Jessica, a former teacher, is now working in classrooms in schools across the county borough, providing information, advice and support for young people.

She said: “Being accepted as an apprentice was a life changer for me.  I wanted to find a role that really suited my skills and personality and allowed me to help others. When the two years was up, it was great to be invited to join the team that had started me on this path permanently.

“I now get to help other young people recognise and realise their ambitions and additional funding that allows even more people to benefit must be welcomed.”




Posted on Thursday 20th April 2017

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