The Welsh Government’s apprenticeship programme has been integral to the successful growth of Little Inspirations, a multi-award-winning South Wales childcare provider.
Apprenticeships have made a major contribution to Ysgol Maes y Felin meeting its commitment to provide a supportive and caring environment that sparks a lifelong love for learning.
Severe cuts to the apprenticeship programme in Wales will have dire consequences for patient and residential care, the Welsh Government has been warned.
Gold medallist accountant Eleri Davies is determined to make a difference in her career which is being crafted using apprenticeships.
Eleri, 26, who lives in Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, completed all of her accounting apprenticeships whilst working for Audit Wales.
A passion for learning has transformed Laura Chapman from a shy teenager to a confident team leader with MotoNovo Finance in Cardiff.
The 21-year-old former Maesteg School pupil joined the car finance and loan company on a fixed term 18 month contract as a 17-year-old after choosing to earn and learn on an apprenticeship.
Engineering apprenticeships ambassador Megan Christie’s career is flying with GE Aerospace Wales, Nantgarw where she is member of a team that repairs, maintains and overhauls commercial aircraft engines.
Chelsea Fethney has refused to let serious life challenges stop her from achieving her dream of becoming a qualified member of staff for a Swansea-based hair salon.
The 20-year-old has completed her Foundation Apprenticeship in Hairdressing despite also supporting both her mother and brother through very difficult times from a young age.
Gwynfor Jones struggled to focus in school and feared the social isolation during the Covid pandemic would hinder his adult development, but he credits work-based learning for achieving “the impossible”.
A federation of training providers has welcomed a pledge by Minister for Education and the Welsh Language Jeremy Miles to ensure equality between vocational and academic routes of learning in Wales.
The strategic director of a federation of training providers in Wales believes real progress has been made with the Welsh Government in the past year towards achieving its goal - parity of esteem for work-based learning.