The sky’s the limit for Joe Hembrough who has converted his passion for sustainable seafood into an apprenticeship with The Menai Seafood Company in Bangor.
Nursery nurse Annwen Roberts is advising school pupils to research all their options before deciding what to do as a career.
Annwen, 28, from Cwmann, near Lampeter, chose to do a Degree in Childhood Development when she left school but now regrets not being aware of the option to do an apprenticeship instead.
After 12 years in the same job with a print company, Gethin Evans opted to change career to secure a better future for himself and his family, as his wife was expecting their second child.
However, his new career path to become a plumber has not been without its challenges, as he’s had three employers within three years through no fault of his own.
Former Wales international schoolboy athlete Tom Acreman has landed his dream role providing sports activities for schools and communities in the Gwent Valleys and Caerphilly, thanks to an apprenticeship with Urdd Gobaith Cymru.
Tom, 21, from Ystrad Mynach, is currently restricted to coaching children nationally online during the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions as he works towards his Apprenticeship in Sports (Development) with The Urdd. He previously completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership.
Popular apprentice Zach Chapman refuses to let disability stand in the way of his ambition to become a qualified personal trainer.
Zach, 20, from Connah’s Quay, is diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy which affects his co-ordination, balance and speech. He left school at 16 not knowing what career path to follow and anxious about future job opportunities.
Mae gan Poppy Evans yrfa addawol mewn llywodraeth leol diolch i Brentisiaeth Uwch.
Ar ôl astudio’r gyfraith yn y brifysgol am ddwy flynedd, penderfynodd Poppy, 24, o Gaerfyrddin nad hwnnw oedd y cwrs iddi hi ac aeth ati i wneud iawn am yr amser a gollwyd trwy wneud prentisiaeth fel cynorthwyydd cymorth busnes gyda Chyngor Sir Caerfyrddin.
Poppy Evans is developing a promising career in local government thanks to a Higher Apprenticeship.
After two years at university studying law, Poppy, 24, from Carmarthen, decided the course was not for her and set about making up for lost time by starting an apprenticeship with Carmarthenshire County Council as a business support assistant.
Mae Llio Bryn Jones sy’n brentis gydag Urdd Gobaith Cymru wedi hen arfer â rôl llysgennad. Mae’n falch o’i chefndir amaethyddol ac o’r iaith Gymraeg ac mae yn ei helfen yn hyfforddi pobl mewn gwahanol chwaraeon.
Penodwyd Llio, 18, o Henllan, ger Dinbych, yn Llysgennad Prentisiaethau gan y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (CCC) a Ffederasiwn Hyfforddiant Cenedlaethol Cymru (NTfW).
An ambassadorial role is nothing new to Urdd Gobaith Cymru apprentice Llio Bryn Jones who loves coaching sports and is proud of her Welsh language and farming background.
Llio, 18, from Henllan, near Denbigh, has been appointed an Apprenticeship Ambassador by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (CCC) and the National Training Federation of Wales (NTfW).