NEXT steps is back with up to six apprenticeships on offer.

Now in its 10th year, Next Steps is open to men and women living in Carmarthenshire aged 16 and over who have an interest in obtaining qualifications in groundworks, carpentry, bricklaying, plastering, electrics, plumbing and painting and decorating. No previous experience is required.

Working in partnership, Carmarthenshire County Council, Lloyd & Gravell, TRJ, Coleg Sir Gar, CCTAL and CWIC the Next Step Programme is looking for up to six people to become professionals of the future.

Shortlisted applicants will spend one week at Coleg Sir Gâr’s Ammanford campus to learn basic health and safety training for working on a building site; with a further five weeks of on-site work experience, where they will be mentored by qualified tradesperson on a community benefit project which will take place over the summer holidays.

The programme has already changed the lives of countless local people – including people who have gone on to set up their own business and win national skills competitions, as well as children and adults with severe disabilities who have benefitted from community projects built by the Next Steps teams.

The successful candidates will commence a minimum two year paid apprenticeship/training programme with Lloyd & Gravell Ltd, TRJ Ltd or Carmarthenshire County Council starting September 2019.

A basic knowledge of Welsh is required to accomplish this post. Support can be provided on appointment to reach this level. For further information and to download an application form visit

Deadline for entries is June 4.

For an informal discussion please contact Jason Jones – 07880504117 or Andrea Gravell - 01269 861160.