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WRU Apprenticeship expression of interest for 2024/2025

The Welsh Rugby Union Group (WRU) are proud to offer a fantastic opportunity for young people to express an interest in joining our apprenticeship programme.

 The WRU Rugby Development apprenticeship programme provides young people with recognised qualifications, new skills, knowledge, and a wealth of experience working as a Rugby Development Apprentice. It can give the opportunity to discover the various University courses that may appeal based on real experience gained through the programme. As a 12-month employment programme, the apprenticeship also provides the opportunity to explore various options of career pathways utilising the wide network the WRU Group can offer

During the 12-month programme, you will study a ‘Foundation in Sport Management & Development’ (subject to validation) with Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Welsh Rugby Union. You will also be required to complete a range of rugby and sport related technical qualifications and CPD (Continued Professional Development). 

You will be supported by the WRU Apprenticeship Officer, assessors, and mentors.

A large proportion of our apprentice graduates have been accepted into university for courses such as Sport Management, coaching & development and successful completion of the apprenticeship foundation course will also open opportunities within Cardiff Metropolitan University.  Also, a proportion have become School Club Hub Officers and some past graduates are now full-time rugby officers with the WRU and Regions.

Many employers mention the life skills apprentices learn on the job are a huge benefit in terms of understanding being ‘employed’ speaking in front of groups of all ages and demonstrating a level of confidence and a professional attitude above their years.

Do you:

Have a passion for sport and want to inspire others to take part?

Feel you have not yet reached your full potential?

Have the motivation to self-develop and be part of our team?

Are you:

18 on or before the 1st of January 2025

Enthusiastic about working with young people and becoming a positive role model in your community?

Dynamic and keen to show initiative and leadership?

Able to commit to the one-year programme?

If so, then this could be the right opportunity for you. 

Online application due to open June 2024 (TBC)

Selection 28th & 29th August (TBC) First day as a WRU Apprentice - 3rd September 2024 (TBC)

Questions: Please contact: wruapprenticeship@wru.wales


Click HERE to watch the WRU Apprenticeship Video - English version 

Click HERE to watch the WRU Apprenticeship Video - Welsh version 

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