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The number of people living with coronary heart disease in Wales is falling but it still claims the lives of more than 4,300 people a year, a new report published today shows.
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- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
- Extending access to intermediary services for descendants and relatives of adopted people
- Renting Homes – Illustrative Model Contract
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- The Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme 2014-2020
- Active Travel Action Plan
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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Pathways to Apprenticeship (PtA) Programme
Discover your Pathway to an Apprenticeship
We’ll be offering Pathways into all of the key skills areas across Wales, whether you’re a young person struggling to get into work or an employer that wants to attract high calibre people, Pathways to Apprenticeship can help.
Working in partnership with Sector Skills Councils and Further Education colleges, the Welsh Government, part financed by the European Social Fund, introduced the Pathways to Apprenticeship programme in 2009. It’s a great chance for young people to learn skills and gain vital work experience that will get their career off to a flying start. While giving employers an ‘in depth’ look at potential entrants to their industry and access to pre-trained, motivated young people. A fantastic opportunity all round.
The programme is available in 12 Colleges pan Wales. For 2013 to 2014, the PtA programme is being delivered in the following sectors:
- Agriculture, Horticulture and Land based Engineering
- Construction - Building Treatments and Traditional Trades
- Automotive - Light Vehicle Maintenance
- IT and Telecoms
- Life Sciences
- Plumbing, Domestic Heating, Ventilation & Refrigeration and Electro-technical
- Sports and Active Leisure
- Technical Theatre and Live Events
- Engineering including Aerospace.
The programme is in its final year and training delivery will cease in July 2014, but there is still the opportunity for an employer to benefit by engaging in the programme.
Perhaps you’re an employer looking for a cost-effective way to improve your workforce. If you want to find young, motivated people that can make a difference to your business, it’s time you found out more about Pathways to Apprenticeship. The programme gives you access to a pool of young people who have either been trained in your sector, or are working towards the relevant recognised qualifications and experience you need.
You can either offer an Apprenticeship place to one of our pre-trained recruits or a work placement to a Pathways learner. Who knows, once they’ve successfully completed their course, they could be the perfect candidate to progress onto a full Apprenticeship with you.
To see what Pathways to Apprenticeship could do for you, give our Skills People Success team a call on 0845 60 661 60 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pathways to Apprenticeship (PtA) programme has been approved to receive financial support from the European Social Fund programme 2007-2013 under Priority 1.