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.
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.
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.
A charity which has this year established The Hive, a community-led sustainability hub in the centre of Llandrindod Wells, is celebrating an award for its work.
A Newtown company, which specialises in the manufacture and worldwide supply of products and services to help hospitals diagnose cancer, has continued to increase turnover despite the double impact of Brexit and the pandemic.
Young entrepreneur Aled Woosnam, whose businesses have continued to thrive despite the pandemic, collected the Entrepreneurship Award at the Powys Business Awards.
The global Covid-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of a prestigious four-day culinary event that was set to attract the world’s best chefs to compete in Wales in October.
With pandemic restrictions continuing to impact countries around the world, the Culinary Association of Wales (CAW) had no other choice than to call off the Worldchefs Global Chefs Challenge, scheduled for the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport from October 23-26.
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.
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.
Work-based learning provider Cambrian Training is working closely with the largest meat processing plant and abattoir in Wales to deliver apprenticeships tailored to the company’s need to develop skilled butchers.
Kepak, which has 830 employees at the company’s flagship facilities at St Merryn Merthyr, has already signed up 50 staff on the Welsh Government’s Apprenticeship Programme to upskill and develop its workforce with more being added every month.