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Award finalist Stevie is engineering career stability with an apprenticeship

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English | Cymraeg Apprentice Stevie Williams has swapped her job in customer services to pursue her dream career teaching engineering. Stevie, 36, from Goytre, Port Talbot, secured a job as a mechanical engineering technician and instructor at NPTC Group after … Read more »

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Engineering apprentice saves employer £20,000 a year

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English | Cymraeg William Davies, who works for Kautex Textron CVS Ltd in Hengoed, which specialises in clear vision systems for the automotive industry, has been shortlisted for an award in the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021. William, 20, from Llwydcoed, … Read more »

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Awards finalist Owen maps out career success to keep community safe

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English | Cymraeg Apprentice Owen Lloyd’s mission is to become the best civil engineer possible as he strives to provide flooding solutions for the people of Rhondda Cynon Taf. Owen, 23, from Coed y Cwm, Pontypridd, works for the Flood … Read more »

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Apprentice gets creative with Doctor Who promotion

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English | Cymraeg Just imagine the buzz of being asked to create and help manage the social media content for an iconic BBC television series at the age of 19. That’s exactly what happened to talented Owain Carbis, 19, of … Read more »

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Award finalist Joel connects to a rewarding career with Openreach

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English | Cymraeg Apprentice and musician Joel Mallison has struck the right note with a career change, excelling as an apprentice with telecommunications company Openreach. After initially studying music and graduating with a distinction in Radio Production, Joel, 30, from … Read more »

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Apprentice improves bereavement services during pandemic

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English | Cymraeg A willingness to keep learning new skills and take on more responsibility in challenging circumstances has helped Bethany Mason to develop into an excellent bereavement services officer, says her boss. Since joining Rhondda Cynon Taf Borough Council … Read more »

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Work-based learning stars shortlisted for Apprenticeship Awards Cymru

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English | Cymraeg Star employers, inspirational learners and dedicated work-based learning practitioners across Wales have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Apprenticeship Awards Cymru. The annual celebration of outstanding achievement in training and apprenticeships will see 36 finalists compete in … Read more »

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Ex-Wales rugby star Peter swaps scrums for a caring career

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English | Cymraeg Former Wales prop forward Peter Rogers has become one of the country’s oldest apprentices as he uses the skills gained whilst playing international rugby union against the world’s best teams to guide his new career in health … Read more »

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Employer demand for apprenticeships rises by 40% in Wales since September

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English | Cymraeg Businesses in all sectors across Wales are continuing to recruit apprentices and upskill their existing workforce using apprenticeships despite the economic challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, new figures have revealed. Between September 1 and November 22, … Read more »

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Construction and Built Environment Qualifications Reform

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English | Cymraeg A new suite of Construction and Built Environment qualifications are being developed to meet the skills needs of Wales for learners in schools, colleges and on apprenticeships. Beginning in September 2021, the new qualifications will offer clear … Read more »

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