Apprenticeships are central to the growth of a North Wales-based technology business which has won an award for its commitment to staff training and development.
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.
Finalists have been announced for the annual Apprenticeship, Employment and Skills Awards organised by one of Wales’ top training companies.
Recognising employers and learners who have excelled in apprenticeship, skills and employment training programmes delivered by Cambrian Training Company, the awards were due to have been held at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd on July 28.
Saving his employer £20,000 a year by automating a product assembly system contributed to William Davies being named Apprentice of the Year for Wales at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021
At the time of the awards, William Davies works for Kautex Textron CVS Ltd in Hengoed, which specialises in clear vision systems for the automotive industry. He has since moved to another job.
A young French man’s inspirational learning journey since arriving in Wales from France as a shy 16-year-old, following the loss of his mother to cancer, has been recognised with a prestigious national award.
Five years ago, Thibaud Gailliard could speak little English and had no formal qualifications or previous work experience to help his employment prospects in Wales.
Graduate Sophie Williams’ decision to change career course, after witnessing the beneficial impact of fostering, has been rewarded with the Tomorrow’s Talent award at the prestigious Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021.
Sophie, 24, who lives in Hirwaun, was aiming to become a teacher until she experienced fostering first hand when her mum, Lesley, became a foster parent. She saw how children and their biological parents, who are given a chance to get their lives back on track, benefited.
A South Wales local authority was a winner at the prestigious Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021 after impressing judges with its Apprenticeship Programme launched nine years ago.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, which has achieved an apprenticeship completion rate of 94%, was named Macro Employer of the Year at the virtual awards ceremony.
A man who has worked at the cutting edge of the fast-developing world of creative industries for more than 20 years has been named Wales’ Work-based Learning Assessor of the Year.
Matt Redd’s award was announced at the prestigious Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021 ceremony which was held virtually for the first time.
Newport-based law firm Convey Law is an Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021 winner after impressing judges with its ambitious plans to grow by 50% this year, fuelled by an innovative Apprenticeship Programme.
The company, which will train more than 50 new trainee conveyancers with its in-house Apprenticeship Programme in the next year, was named Medium Employer of the Year at the virtual awards ceremony.
A Mid Wales engineering company, which has developed a multi-skilled and flexible workforce to become a leading name in specialist gear transmissions for more than 50 years, has won a prestigious national award.
Compact Orbital Gears, which has a workforce of 43 based in Rhayader, was named the Small Employer of the Year at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021 virtual ceremony.