Author Archives: karen.smith

Apprentice overcomes disability as he strives to become a personal trainer

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English | Cymraeg Popular apprentice Zach Chapman refuses to let disability stand in the way of his ambition to become a qualified personal trainer. Zach, 20, from Connah’s Quay, is diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy which affects his co-ordination, balance … Read more »

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Michelle develops a successful career after escaping domestic abuse

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English | Cymraeg A domestic abuse victim who has developed a successful career and brought up four sons on her own is hoping that her story will inspire other women to believe in themselves. Michelle Dolan, 46, was at rock … Read more »

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Ambassador Poppy making up for lost time with a Higher Apprenticeship

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English | Cymraeg Poppy Evans is developing a promising career in local government thanks to a Higher Apprenticeship. After two years at university studying law, Poppy, 24, from Carmarthen, decided the course was not for her and set about making … Read more »

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Ambassador Llio is passionate about bilingual apprenticeships

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English | Cymraeg An ambassadorial role is nothing new to Urdd Gobaith Cymru apprentice Llio Bryn Jones who loves coaching sports and is proud of her Welsh language and farming background. Llio, 18, from Henllan, near Denbigh, has been appointed … Read more »

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Ambassador keen to promote apprenticeships through medium of Welsh

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English | Cymraeg Being able to do his apprenticeship through the medium of Welsh was very important to who has completed his entire education and training to date in his first language. Iestyn, 25, bar manager at the award-winning Harbourmaster … Read more »

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Mentor’s one-to-one support helps trainee to carve out a career in carpentry

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English | Cymraeg Jamie Hopkins was severely bullied at school and consequently left without any qualifications. It wasn’t until four years later that he rediscovered his love of learning thanks to the support he received through a traineeship with Itec. … Read more »

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Chloe’s successful learning journey begins with Traineeship

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English | Cymraeg A shy school leaver has been transformed into a confident, self-assured employee after beginning her learning journey with the Welsh Government’s Traineeship Programme. Chloe Harvey, 19, of Monkton, near Pembroke, linked up with learning provider PRP Training … Read more »

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Thibaud develops his career and finds a new family in Wales

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English | Cymraeg Thibaud Gailliard’s learning journey since arriving in Wales from France as a shy 16-year-old, following the loss of his mother to cancer, has been described as “incredible”. He could speak little English and had no formal qualifications … Read more »

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Traineeship lays foundation for a successful construction industry career

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English | Cymraeg Ross Vincent is on course for a career in the building trade thanks to a Traineeship which sparked his interest in bricklaying. Ross, 18, who lives in Pembroke Dock, has gone from his Traineeship to secure an … Read more »

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Determined Lewis turns life around to furnish a new career

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English | Cymraeg Deeside teenager Lewis O’Neill has turned his life around and is looking forward to a career as a furniture upholsterer after being set on the right track by the Welsh Government’s Traineeship Programme. Completing Traineeship Engagement and … Read more »

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