“If you are passionate about something, there is nothing in the world that can break that drive to succeed,” says Rebekah Chatfield, a talented young baker at Brød (The Danish Bakery Ltd) in Cardiff. Rebekah, 24, form Abertillery, turned her passion for home baking into a full-time job when she decided to change her career… Read more »

6 of the best butchers from across the globe descended on Sacramento last week to size up the competition for the much-anticipated World Butchers’ Challenge, to be held in September 2020. The team captains, each representing one of the 16 nations competing in the World Butchers’ Challenge, came together for the inaugural Captain’s Run, which… Read more »

Mussels in Welsh Ale To celebrate our great Welsh Seafood and help your cook up a storm in the kitchen for you and your family, why not try out this great recipe of Welsh mussels in a Welsh Ale. Here is a step-by-step guide to preparing and cooking this fabulous Seafood dish: Ingredients 75g butter… Read more »

Just a month after starting a Higher Apprenticeship, Lee Price had to deal with the devastating death of Rob, her husband of 36 years. Support from her colleagues, employer, training provider and family encouraged her to continue training and she completed the qualification nine months ahead of schedule despite being short-staffed at work. Now Lee… Read more »

Picture caption: Director Elen Rees, marketing manager Katy Godsell, Have-a-Go activities co-ordinator Vicky Watkins from Cambrian Training present the netball and hockey kit to Caereinion High School pupils watched by headteacher Philip Jones and PE teacher Catrin Jones. Netball and hockey teams representing Llanfair Caereinion High School have a new set of kit to wear thanks… Read more »

Cardiff’s award-winning Danish bakery and coffee shop, Brød, hasn’t looked back since taking on its first apprentices shortly after business opened four years ago. Founded by Betina Skovbro, Brød (The Danish Bakery Ltd) is situated on Wyndham Crescent in the city’s Pontcanna area. The business, which currently has two apprentices, is growing steadily – 26%… Read more »

Introducing apprenticeship programmes at award winning Powys spring water and soft drinks manufacturer Radnor Hills in 2017 has had a “truly transformational effect” on employees and business growth. The company, which has a workforce of 181 at Heartsease, near Knighton, has seen 20 per cent business growth in the last two years, including a record year in 2018.… Read more »

Award finalist Andrew Bennett is determined not to let dyslexia or losing his sight in one eye stand in the way of a successful career. The 51-year-old Recycling Advisor from Abergele has achieved a Foundation Apprenticeship in Sustainable Recycling Activities, is working towards an apprenticeship and is now mentoring his workmates. Andrew’s training has helped… Read more »

A strong commitment to apprenticeships has enabled an independently owned hotel, bar and restaurant on the Mid Wales coast to maintain a workforce of 40 highly trained and motivated staff. Gwesty’r Harbourmaster Hotel at Aberaeron, which has 13 luxury boutique style rooms, is focused on providing a high standard of customer care and visitor experience… Read more »