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National award finalist Rachel is college game-changer

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English | Cymraeg Rachel Lewis has been credited with almost single-handedly improving the delivery of essential skills qualifications at Bridgend College’s Apprenticeship Unit over the past two years. With a thirst for continuous professional development, Rachel credits a background in … Read more »

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“Exemplary” Shane proves up to the challenge with Tata Steel

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English | Cymraeg Engineering apprentice Shane Ash is using his training and skills to save his employer, Tata Steel, time and money. Shane, 26, from Risca, has already identified changes that saved more than £22,000 when managing a major project … Read more »

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Apprenticeship helps Rebekah turn baking hobby into full-time job

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English | Cymraeg “If you are passionate about something, there is nothing in the world that can break that drive to succeed,” says Rebekah Chatfield, a talented young baker at Brød (The Danish Bakery Ltd) in Cardiff. Rebekah, 24, form … Read more »

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Late husband inspires Lee to complete Higher Apprenticeship

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English | Cymraeg Just a month after starting a Higher Apprenticeship, Lee Price had to deal with the devastating death of Rob, her husband of 36 years. Support from her colleagues, employer, training provider and family encouraged her to continue … Read more »

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Dyslexia diagnosis is life changing for Higher Apprentice Melanie

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English | Cymraeg A dyslexia diagnosis was the start of an “amazing learning journey” that has seen Melanie Davis achieve a Higher Apprenticeship in Employment Related Services and improve the contribution she makes at work. Melanie, 56, from Betws-y-Coed, works … Read more »

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Award finalist Melissa takes learners out of their comfort zones

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English | Cymraeg Encouraging learners to leave their comfort zones has produced some astonishing results for Melissa O’Connor, who continues to lead by example at Cardiff-based Portal Training. The former higher education lecturer encourages learners who are seeking a Higher … Read more »

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Award shortlisting for Lynn who turns adversity into advantage

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English | Cymraeg Lynn Matthews knows more than most about the levels of support that many learners require. Dyslexia meant that Lynn struggled in school, but she refused to let that hold her back and has carved out a successful … Read more »

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Award finalist Lara’s rapid rise to excellence in work-based learning

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English | Cymraeg In the space of just three years, Lara Baldwin has gone from being a trainee to becoming a respected assessor with a caseload of more than 40 learners. With a background in childcare, Lara, 30, has transferred … Read more »

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