Author: Katy Godsell

Apprentices and trainees across Wales have been able to progress with their learning programmes during the Coronavirus lockdown thanks to responsive and innovative changes made by their training providers, including online and practical support. The fortunes of learners have been uppermost in the minds of training providers who have shown agility in adapting their learning… Read more »

Coronavirus front line workers across Wales are receiving potentially lifesaving face masks, surgical caps and scrubs made by staff employed by award-winning learning provider Cambrian Training in their spare time. Lisa Jagger, a hospitality training officer from Llanelli, was the first employee to start making the personal protective equipment (PPE) and she and her mum,… Read more »

Picture caption: A page from the Food Heroes workshop. Children and parents in lockdown across Wales are learning how they can play their part in taking care of the planet thanks to an online, interactive Food Heroes workshop. The free, 30-minute, bilingual workshop, which promotes global sustainability development goals, has been developed by Donna Heath,… Read more »

Picture caption: Stefan Rice in action last year’s Butchery WorldSkills UK competition final. With just one week to go to enter the 2020 Butchery WorldSkills UK Competition, last year’s gold medallist has been explaining why talented butchers should throw their hats in the ring. Stefan Rice, 36, triumphed in last year’s competition final, held at… Read more »

While many businesses are closed during the Coronavirus pandemic, apprentices across Wales are forging ahead with their qualifications with online support from their learning provider. Directors and staff at award winning, pan-Wales learning provider Cambrian Training are all working remotely from home during the pandemic but are staying connected to their learners via the City… Read more »

Picture caption: Butchers competing in last year’s WorldSkills UK competition. The deadline for a competition to find the UK’s best butcher has been extended to May 5 because of the Coronavirus crisis. The closing date for the Butchery WorldSkills UK Competition entries was originally scheduled for April 2, but WorldSkills UK has decided to extend… Read more »

Picture caption: Last years’ finalist Codie-Jo Carr competing in last year’s WorldSkills UK competition final. Do you have the skills, knowledge and dedication to become a champion butcher? A nationwide hunt is underway to find talented & skilled butchers to compete in the Butchery WorldSkills UK competition 2020. WorldSkills UK Competitions are designed by industry… Read more »

Welsh winner of BBC One’s The Apprentice in 2016, Alana Spencer, will soon be saying those famous words “You’re hired”, as she celebrates Apprenticeship Week Cymru by seeking to recruit her first apprentice. Alana, 27, already employs seven staff in her handmade cake company, Ridiculously Rich by Alana, which moved into a unit on Glanyrafon… Read more »

Picture caption: Helping Our Homeless Wales’ vice chairman Sian Clarke and volunteer Liam Crosby pictured with Cambrian Training’s managing director Arwyn Watkins and staff Loz Gaskin, Donna Heath, Shirley Chelmick and Steve Bound who helped collect shoe boxes, bags of food and jackets for the charity. Kind-hearted directors and staff at an award-winning training provider… Read more »

Picture captions: Stefan Rice with his gold medal after winning the Butchery WorldSkills UK Competition final. Absolutely thrilled and flabbergasted” was the reaction of Stafford butcher Stefan Rice after winning the Butchery WorldSkills UK Competition final at the weekend. Stefan, 35, from Cannock, who works for A. Hindle and Son, Stafford, edged out five rival… Read more »