Category Archives: Apprenticeship Awards Cymru

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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From Botswana to Blaenavon: one learner’s ambition to teach in Wales

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English | Cymraeg Jessica Apps moved half way around the world to begin a new life in South Wales with her mum and younger sister in November 2019 and has been described as a “superb role model” as she sets … Read more »

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Tutor who uses her dyslexia to inspire learners is an award finalist

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English | Cymraeg Many people see dyslexia as a barrier. Tutor Stephanie Fry however focuses on the opportunity it provides to successfully support her learners to achieve their full potential. As skills manager for Wales England Care, Stephanie, 29, from … Read more »

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Karen inspires accountancy learners to fulfil their potential

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English | Cymraeg Accountancy tutor Karen Richards is achieving her mission of inspiring and supporting learners to be the best they can be. With a pass rate of 86%, her learners at ACT in Cardiff are well above the national … Read more »

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Hannah loves watching her learners flourish and succeed

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English | Cymraeg One of the biggest rewards of Hannah Kane-Roberts’ job is supporting learners through their journey and watching them flourish and succeed. Hannah, 27, from Splott, Cardiff, is a youth tutor at work-based learning provider Itec’s Cardiff Centre … Read more »

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Assessor Lydia is training the next generation of managers

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English | Cymraeg Flexibility, attention to detail and strong organisational skills are all key to Lydia Harris’ successful career in management training. Having worked for Bridgend-based JGR Training for the past decade, Lydia has some big-hitting clients under her belt … Read more »

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