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.
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.
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.
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.
Apprentice bereavement services officer Bethany Mason has won a prestigious national award after being recognised for her willingness to keep learning new skills and take on more responsibility in challenging circumstances.
Bethany, 21, from Llantrisant, who works for Rhondda Cynon Taf Borough Council, was named Foundation Apprentice of the Year when the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021 winners were announced at a virtual ceremony.
Karen Richards, who inspires and supports her accountancy learners to be the best they can be, has been named Wales’ Work-based Learning Tutor of the Year.
Karen, 54, from Blackwood, who has been the accounting tutor and co-ordinator with ACT in Cardiff since 2016, secured the award at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021 virtual ceremony.