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.
The owners of an 18th century coaching inn, hotel and eatery in the heart of the historic market town of Machynlleth are investing in staff development as the business bounces back from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Charles Dark and his wife, Sheila Simpson, from The Wynnstay, are confident of a busy summer ahead now that lockdown restrictions are being lifted. They hope that the predicted UK staycation boom will see a repeat of record business last August when takings were 40 per cent up on 2019.
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.
A domestic abuse victim who has developed a successful career and brought up four sons on her own is hoping that her story will inspire other women to believe in themselves.
Michelle Dolan, 46, was at rock bottom when she fled with her sons from their home, but now 17 years later, she is enjoying life as the deputy manager of a residential home for adults with mental health and learning disabilities at Clydach, near Swansea.
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.