Sports Apprenticeships

Are you interested in working in the Sports sector?

The Urdd offers Sports apprenticeships all over Wales, giving apprentices the opportunity to work and learn with our experienced staff.

What is the scheme?

This apprenticeship offers the opportunity for individuals over 18 years old to gain employment, professional experience and qualifications within the sports sector. The successful candidate will spend time developing with the Urdd’s Sports department. Every apprentice will get the opportunity to learn from experienced staff and lead high quality actives for children and young people.

Who can take part?

Individuals over 18 years old, without  a degree can undertake an apprenticeship and we have opportunities all over Wales. You’ll need to be interested in sports and ready to work with children and young people. The candidate will need to be able to travel independently from one place to another according to the job's requirements.

What's the work's nature? 

Apprentices are mentored to be able to organise and lead sports activities and clubs in schools and the community. 

There will also be a number of opportunities for them to work in the Urdd’s Sports’ national events like Urdd WRU 7s, Gemau Cymru, Gŵyl Cynradd and a lot more.  

What qualifications do we offer?

We offer a Level 2 NVQ in Leading Activities in the first year, with some apprentices continying for second year working towards a Level 3 in Sports Development.

Our apprentices also receive a pack of extra qualifications that’s specially tailored for the individual.

How to apply?

Usually the apprenticeship starts every September, and we accept applications between March and June. To apply you’ll need to complete an application form and send to back to us before the closing date (the closing date varies from year to year). To get an application form e-mail us on

You can also register your interest by clicking on the button REGISTER YOUR INTEREST below and fill in the form. We will be notified that you’ve registered your interest and we can send you all the relevant information through e-mail.

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Words from our apprentices! 

'The opportunity has enabled me to develop in many ways - to get work experience, to earn a salary, to get extra qualifications, and on top of that I get to do it all through the medium of Welsh. It's an incredible opportunity with the Urdd.'

Lauren Richards, apprentice in Pen-y-bont.


'The opportunities I've had, it puts me in a better position than people who've been in university. I've got experience working with children, with adults, working in national events, working with people from all over Wales. I see it as an amazing experience.'

Rhodd Alaw, apprentice in Ynys Mon


'Working for Urdd's apprenticeship scheme is an amazing opportunity for anyone who wants to work in the sports sector through the medium of Welsh and develop skills. Your own skills and the children's sports skills. It opens so many doors for the future.'

Emyr Davies,

apprentice in Llanelli, who's now working for the Urdd as an Activities Officer!