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The Employment, Education and Training Team

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s incredibly popular Apprenticeship Scheme is now open for applications! With over 20 positions available ranging from Mechanics to Wildlife & Countryside, there are opportunities to suit everyone!

Each of the apprentice opportunities are paid, fixed for two-years and offer the chance to secure both industry-recognised qualifications and essential vocational experience in a chosen field.

Applications for the Apprenticeship Scheme close on 28 May (Please check individual posts for dates, these vary). If you would like to find out more about the Apprenticeship Scheme, the roles available, and how to apply, click here.

There’s lots of helpful advice on our website to help you complete your application, including using the STAR model to help you answer competency-based questions. Take a look here.


Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Employment, Education and Training (EET) Team was established in 2014 and since then has delivered a range of activities in relation to EET, including apprenticeship and graduate schemes, careers fairs, cater to work and children looked after provisions and careers and the world of work sessions within our secondary schools. The team is split into 3 sub-teams; The Apprenticeship and Graduate Team, The Children Looked After (CLA) Team and The Education Team.

Many of you will have encountered the Education Team within RCT secondary schools, they deliver a range of sessions related to Careers and the World of Work to pupils of all ages. With the current situation in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, we feel that it is more important than ever to be able to access advice and guidance in relation to your employment, education and training needs. With that in mind, we are pleased to team up with YEPS and Wicid to make this information as accessible as possible to everyone during these difficult times.

For information on Careers Wales, see link below.
Careers Wales English

If you have any specific requests in relation to employment, education or training please feel free to contact the team via email on eett@rctcbc.gov.uk or contact a Transitional Support Worker in your area (see below).

Rhondda area:

Cynon area:
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RCT’s Apprenticeship 2020 video below, or for information click here.

Want more information on the ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’? The below video from Kate Owen explains more…