Eleven Apprenticeship Ambassadors from a diverse range of occupations are spreading the word about the Welsh medium and bilingual apprenticeship opportunities available across Wales.
Teenager Celyn Jones has completed her dream foundation apprenticeship working with animals and birds as she builds towards her ambition of becoming a specialist veterinary nurse.
Celyn, 17, from Aberystwyth, will be progressing to an Apprenticeship in Veterinary Nursing - small animal pathway, after recently securing a post as apprentice veterinary nurse with Ystwyth Veterinary Practice in Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth.
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.
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).
Being able to do his apprenticeship through the medium of Welsh was very important to Iestyn Morgan who has completed his entire education and training to date in his first language.
Iestyn, 25, bar manager at the award-winning Harbourmaster hotel in Aberaeron, has completed his Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership with learning provider Cambrian Training and is now considering progressing to a Higher Apprenticeship.