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Apprenticeship helps Katie’s hairdressing business dream become a reality

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English | Cymraeg Katie Parry chose to follow her dream of becoming a successful hairdresser and business owner after leaving school Four years on, she has developed the skills to run her own business, KT’s Salon Ladies & Gents, in … Read more »

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Award finalist Hayley brings out the best in an ever-evolving sector

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English | Cymraeg Staying one step ahead in an ever-evolving industry has kept Hayley Lewis at the forefront of work-based learning in the Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) sector. Through continuous professional development and a person-centred approach, … Read more »

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Rising Airbus star Jamie bounces back from redundancy

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English | Cymraeg Design engineer Jamie Stenhoff has bounced back from redundancy to become a rising star at aerospace company Airbus. Jamie, 24, lost his job when neighbouring Broughton company Marshall Aviation Services closed its base there. Now he is … Read more »

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Shared Apprenticeship Programme shortlisted for national award

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English | Cymraeg The work of Aspire Blaenau Gwent will be recognised at next month’s Apprenticeship Awards Cymru, the annual celebration of outstanding achievement in training and apprenticeships. After identifying a shortage of skilled workers, Aspire Blaenau Gwent set about … Read more »

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Award finalist Legal and General creating a learning culture

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English | Cymraeg With a development ethos to ‘Achieve, Aspire and Grow’, Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) has created a successful Apprenticeship Programme that has laid solid foundations for the future. LGIM’s investment in people development has resulted in … Read more »

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Cardiff company developing the next generation of highflyers

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English | Cymraeg British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC) is giving its apprentices a flying start in the aviation industry. Having tweaked its work-based learning over the past few years, the company’s apprenticeship programme is creating a pipeline of talent that … Read more »

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Award finalist Carrie-Anne is blossoming through adversity

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English | Cymraeg Living with epilepsy has been part of Carrie-Anne Anthony’s life. Growing up near Aberdare, constant epileptic fits led to regular hospital stays including being placed in an induced coma for four months. This loss of schooling led … Read more »

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Traineeship helps award finalist Matty build a new future

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English | Cymraeg Matthew Lloyd Jones has put all the building blocks in place for a successful career, something that did not seem possible only a few years ago. Matty, 18, struggled at school and college and was referred by … Read more »

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Traineeship boosts Molly’s confidence as she eyes hairdressing career

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English | Cymraeg A passion for hairdressing has secured 17-year-old Molly Jones a three-days-a-week job at Hello Gorgeous Hair Salon in Penarth, which she hopes will develop into a Foundation Apprenticeship. The part-time job is a significant step in Molly’s … Read more »

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Barbering transforms Gavin’s life after he hit rock bottom

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English | Cymraeg A Foundation Apprenticeship in Barbering has helped give Gavin Williams the skills to turn around his life, which hit rock bottom following his father’s death. Gavin, 20, from Llandegfan, who works from Rubens Male Grooming salon in … Read more »

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