Instagram takeover by Welsh and Bilingual Apprentices

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English | Cymraeg

Ifan Phillips, Electrical Installation apprentice at D.E. Phillips & Sons Ltd.

Last month during Apprenticeship Week the Work-based Learning (WBL) Bilingual Champion for the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) arranged for 7 of the 10 newly appointed Apprenticeship Ambassadors to take-over the @dyddyfodoldi Instagram account. Highlighting the benefits of completing an apprenticeship through the medium of Welsh or bilingually and the benefits for both the learner and the employer.

NTfW and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol appointed 10 Apprenticeship Ambassadors to promote the value of Welsh language skills in the workplace, and the benefits of completing apprenticeships through the medium of Welsh or bilingually.

On Monday, Tom and Llio shared what it is like to be an Activity Leadership or Sports Development apprentices for the Urdd. The following day Ifan an Electrical Installation apprentice at D.E. Phillips & Sons Ltd in Crymych was showing how he installs electrics in farm outbuildings and domestic properties

Ceris then demonstrated the variety of her job role as a Civil and Municipal Engineering apprentice for Gwynedd Council, with pictures and videos of road resurfacing work near Bangor. Have a look at Ceris’ blog of being an apprentice at Gwynedd Council.

On Thursday it was Gethin a Plumbing apprentice who works alongside colleagues of AHE Ltd on a new MRI unit at Withybush hospital. Rounding up the week was Annwen and Lleucu who are Level 5 Childcare Learning and Development apprentices at Meithrinfa’r Enfys and Cylch Meithrin Eco Tywi.

Ifan and Lleucu were also interviewed by Shan Cothi on her BBC Radio Cymru show talking about their experiences and gave excellent advice to young people who are thinking about starting an apprenticeship.
Listen to the interview (go to 1:10:38 of the show).

Ryan Evans, WBL Bilingual Champion at NTfW said “Many workplaces are becoming more bilingual, so completing an apprenticeship bilingually or in Welsh can increase an individual’s confidence to work in both languages and their employability.”

“Our Apprenticeship Ambassadors are excellent role models for apprenticeships, highlighting the benefits of learning and working bilingually in the workplace.”

Catch up with all of the Ambassadors stories and check out the highlights on Prentisiaethau!

Look out for more articles coming up that will give you an insight into these fantastic role models for Welsh-medium and Bilingual apprentices.

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