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WRU Rugby Development Apprenticeship 2024/2025

WRU Rugby Development Apprentice

Job Title: WRU Rugby Development Apprentice
Contract Type: 12-month fixed term contract

Location: The National Centre of Excellence, Principality Stadium, throughout the Scarlets, Cardiff, Dragons, RGC & Ospreys Regions 

Job Summary:
The Welsh Rugby Union Group (WRU) is proud to offer a fantastic opportunity for young people to join our apprenticeship programme. We are looking for dynamic young people who demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude, willingness to try new things and display our values in all that they do.

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.During the 12 month programme, you will work towards a Level 4 Foundation in Sport Management and Development supported by Cardiff Metropolitan University and will also be required to complete a range of rugby related technical qualifications.  You will be mentored by WRU development staff and receive pastoral assistance from the WRU Apprenticeship Officer.

This Apprenticeship serves as a valuable opportunity for those uncertain about attending university. It provides time to explore different course options based on the apprentice’s experiences during the programme. Over 12 months you’ll gain employment experience and can investigate various career pathways using the extensive network offered by the WRU Group. Additionally, it allows individuals to immerse themselves in the field of sport development whilst earning a Level 4 Foundation qualification. This programme is not intended for graduates.

For this enriching 12-month experience, you will receive £10,548 plus expenses. Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship, you will receive an unconditional offer to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Click here for more information about the programme. 

Click here for a full job description. 

Click here for the application form.

Please apply by completing the online application form (link above) by midday on 19th August 2024

You must be available for both selection days (28th August and 29th August 2024) at:

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff​, CF23 6XD

The apprenticeship will start with an Induction day on 5th September 2024 at the Principality Stadium.

For more information, please contact wruapprenticeship@wru.wales or the People team hr@wru.wales 

“We are really excited to be working with the Welsh Rugby Union Group to provide this opportunity for you to develop your knowledge and skills in the world of sport and open the doorway to your future career in this vibrant and dynamic industry. We look forward to meeting you during your foundation programme and afterwards if you choose to progress on to one of our courses at Cardiff Metropolitan University, including:

Sport Coaching
Sport Management
Sport Media
Sport, Physical Education & Health
Sport Performance Analysis
Astudiaethau Chwaraeon ac Addysg Gorfforol”

Katie Thirlaway – Dean – Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences – Cardiff Metropolitan University


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