Stars of the Welsh Government’s Apprenticeship Programme are being encouraged to shine brightly at this year’s prestigious Apprenticeship Awards Cymru.
To support International Women's Day (IWD) an organisation that represents training providers across Wales hosted three discussions during March focused on achieving gender balance and diversity in apprenticeships.
Businesses, apprentices and training providers across Wales will be uniting during Apprenticeship Week from February 7-13 to celebrate the positive impact of apprenticeships.
Two leading work-based learning providers will be helping to deliver the new Jobs Growth Wales+ programme for young people which has been launched by the Welsh Government.
Apprentice Molly Tanner’s personal experience of being a dyslexic learner has inspired her to become a teaching assistant supporting children with additional learning needs at Gowerton School in Swansea.
Jessica Davies was so impressed by the hairdressing apprenticeships she completed at the start of her career that she’s now employing apprentices in her own salon.
Teenager Abby Griffiths has followed in the tyre tracks of her father and brother to become one of the youngest women in the country to qualify as a bus and coach driver, a career traditionally dominated by men.
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.
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.
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.