Using Welsh in the Workplace

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English | Cymraeg

Twelve Apprenticeship Ambassadors have been appointed with the aim to inspire other apprentices and prospective apprentices to use their Welsh language skills in the workplace, and to consider completing their apprenticeship either partly or wholly through the medium of Welsh.

Apprentice electrician testing light fitting

Ifan Phillips – Electrical Installation Level 3 Apprentice

The Ambassadors represent a variety of occupational sectors, including the Welsh Government’s priority sectors for Welsh and bilingual apprenticeships – Health and Social Care, Early Years, Construction and Agriculture.

The project is now in its third year and is funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Two of our ambassadors are returning ambassadors. Gethin is returning for a second year, where Ifan is returning for a third year.

The Ambassadors attended a virtual training session where they were able to hear from inspirational speakers. Over their time as an ambassador for NTfW and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol they will be involved in creating social media posts and sharing their experiences so as to inspire others. They will also write blogs, film vlogs; and contributing to discussions on radio and/or TV.

Many of the Apprenticeship Ambassadors were involved in an Instagram takeover between 25 and 29 October 2021.

Gethin, who is a plumbing apprentice for Aber Heating Engineers Ltd, showed how he uses Welsh on sites with his co-workers. Jack, who works as an apprentice chef at Sage Kitchen at Menai Bridge, shared clips of himself making lamb croquettes and profiteroles from scratch; and Cedron, who is a translation apprentice, introduced the Welsh version of ‘Careersville’ (Tregyrfa) on the HEIW website, which is an interactive ‘town’ where you can find out more about all the different types of careers in the Care Sector, and how you can become qualified in each role.

You can catch up on their stories in the ‘Prentisiaethau’ highlights.

Follow #WelshAtWork on Twitter and Instagram for updates from the Ambassadors.

Apprenticeship Ambassadors 2021/22




Training Provider

Ben Pittaway

Wood Occupations
Level 3

D C Carpentry
Port Talbot

Catrin Morgan

Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development
Level 3

Cylch Meithrin Elim Community Church

Cedron Sion

Translation and Interpretation
Level 4

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)

Elen Lewis

Health and Social Care
Level 2

Blaenmarlais Care Home

Ella Davies

Activity Leadership
Level 2

Urdd Gobaith Cymru

Gethin Evans

Plumbing and Heating
Level 3

Aber Heating Engineers Ltd

Ifan Phillips

Electrical Installation
Level 3

D.E. Phillips & Son Ltd

Jack Quinney

Professional Cookery
Level 2

Sage Kitchen
Menai Bridge

Kameron Harrhy

Learning and Development
Level 3


Ryan Williams

Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care
Level 4

Gellinudd Recovery Centre

Sion Jones

Wood Occupations
Level 3

Owen Evans Carpentry

Sioned Williams

Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development
Level 5

Meithrinfa Twtlol

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

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