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Apprenticeships are a fantastic return on government investment

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Apprenticeships are a fantastic return on government investment By Arwyn Watkins, chief executive of the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) Latest figures for work-based learning in Wales make excellent reading for everyone involved in delivering apprenticeship programmes. The figures … Read more »

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Campaign to regulate hairdressing industry heads to the Senedd

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A national campaign to encourage all qualified hairdressers and barbers to become state registered to professionalise and regulate the industry will be taken to the heart of government in Wales on Wednesday (February 5). Anyone can currently set up in … Read more »

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Holywell company has designs for success with Jobs Growth Wales

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Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates, is in Holywell today to see how Jobs Growth Wales has helped graphic design company, Daydream Designs, expand its services and turn a job opportunity into a full time position. The visit … Read more »

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Welsh employers develop a taste for success with apprenticeship programme

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An independent report has found that more and more employers are discovering the benefits of the Welsh Government’s Young Recruits Programme (YRP). In this difficult economic climate the programme is providing an essential route into sustained employment. Eighty six percent … Read more »

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Apprenticeships are everyone’s business at this year’s Royal Welsh show

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Training companies, small businesses and the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology are to celebrate apprentices and vocational skills training and challenge business to ‘hire one’ at this year’s Royal Welsh show. Janet Jones, Welsh Policy Chair, Federation of Small … Read more »

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Apprenticeships are everyone’s business at this year’s Royal Welsh show

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Location: FSB Wales stand (D296), The Royal Welsh showground Date: Tuesday 23 July 2013 Time: 12 noon Training companies, small businesses and the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology are to celebrate apprentices and vocational skills training and challenge business … Read more »

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Apprenticeships Key To Business Prosperity Says Minister

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The Welsh Government has urged employers across Wales to engage in Apprenticeship programmes to promote renewed economic growth and business prosperity. The call came from Deputy Minister for Skills Jeff Cuthbert at a business breakfast event in Cardiff, attended by … Read more »

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Apprenticeships in the Spotlight at Breakfast Event for Employers

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Encouraging more employers across Wales to support Apprenticeships will be the mission of an interactive breakfast event to be held in Cardiff in March. Themed ‘IT’S TIME to talk Apprenticeships, this free event, at Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel from … Read more »

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IT’S TIME to talk Apprenticeships

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Thursday 14 March 2013 at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel – 8.00am – 10.45am We are looking to invite an audience with representation from Sector Skills Councils, employers, training providers and stakeholders from across Wales to take part in … Read more »

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Training Provider Network Supports Qualifications Review

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The publication of the 14-19 Qualifications Review has been welcomed enthusiastically by an organisation that represents workplace learning providers across Wales. Wynne Roberts, chairman of the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW), has praised Huw Evans, chair of review board … Read more »

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