Welsh Government Opportunity

2019 Welsh Government Apprenticeship Scheme

This new 2019 Welsh Government Apprenticeship campaign aims to encourage more people to apply from all different backgrounds ensuring that Welsh Government builds on being representative of the communities we serve. There are numerous policies and practices in place which support colleagues and line managers to ensure Diversity and Inclusion is key in what we do and how we support staff. For this Apprenticeship Scheme we’ll be adopting anonymised sift as well as ensuring our interview panels are made up with a diverse range of colleagues. 

There are a number of staff diversity networks which have a healthy membership and allies schemes, these are forums where you can get advice and guidance, as well as enjoying network events and social activities. These are:


  • Disability Awareness and Support
  • Minority Ethnic Staff Network
  • Women Together

In recent years we have been awarded Level 3 Leader Status for being a Disability Confident employer, we are currently 8th in the UK for Stonewall Workplace Index which supports Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) employee’s, we have signed up to the Race at Work Charter and are included on the list of organisations that have been recognised as an inclusive employer for race. We have also been awarded Gold status by a:gender the inclusive support network for staff in Government Departments and Agencies, covering all aspects of gender reassignment, gender identity, gender expression and Intersex.

We pride ourselves as being an employer of choice, an organisation in which people want to work and are proud to work. For this reason, we have put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values. 

What are the benefits?

  • Earn £19,240 a year while you train
  • Get 31 days holidays, 10 public holidays and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a good work/life balance.
  • Study towards and gain an NVQ Level 3 for 18 months.
  • Develop a range of skills.

What next? Visit: The Welsh Government Talent Bank to register interest.

You can browse through Welsh Government work and gain a better understanding of the civil service in Wales by visiting: http://gov.wales/about/?lang=en


Diverse Cymru

Film and Television Diversity – Careers Day

20th November 2018

3:30pm – 7pm

Royal Welsh College Music and Drama, Cardiff CF10 3ER

Are you female, BAME, disabled or LGBT?

A reminder about this excellent opportunity to find out more about a career in film and television.

Including –

  • talks from people working in film and television
  • mini masterclasses
  • practical demonstrations

Featuring information on –

  • paid work in industry and work experience
  • training and apprenticeships

No film and TV experience necessary

Roles include: hairdressers, carpenters/joiners, electricians, accountants and other skills that could be transferred to the film and television industry models.

For more information visit – https://gov.wales/diversityinfilm



Welsh Government

Administrative Support Vacancy

Welsh GovernmentWelsh Government is currently recruiting temporary staff. We have based in our office in Cardiff Bay. The purpose of the posts is to provide administrative support to Ministerial Private Offices in all aspects of their work. The closing date has been extended till the 7th April. Further information attached.

We value diversity at the Welsh Government and welcome and encourage interest from people from all backgrounds, age groups and with all abilities.

Job description

Welsh Government is currently recruiting temporary staff.   We have 5 vacancies based in our office in Cardiff Bay.   The purpose of the posts is to provide administrative support to Ministerial Private Offices in all aspects of their work.

Key tasks include   

Dealing with all Ministerial correspondence including:

–       Recording all incoming items in the electronic post book/database

–       Forwarding correspondence received for draft response and preparing returned draft replies within allocated deadlines

–       Printing and dispatching letters as required


Assisting the Diary Secretary including:

–       Organising both internal and external meeting and engagements

–       Ensure that meetings/engagements are recorded accurately in the Ministerial diary

–       Commissioning and distribution of papers

–       Arranging travel and hospitality    

–       Greeting both internal and external visitors


Providing support and cover for colleagues as required, including being conversant with tasks usually undertaken by other administrative staff   

Answering telephone calls in a professional manner  


Key skills required:

  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills – particularly Word and Excel 
  • The ability to work on your own and as part of a small team
  • Attention to detail
  • Welsh language skills are desirable but not essential

These posts are for an initial 8 months but could be extended to 12 months.

The salary for the posts is £17,200 per annum.

To apply, please send your CV outlining how you have the key skills required to the following email address: [email protected]