25 amazing things about Cambrian Training!

Cambrian Training has reached its 25th birthday this year and wants to celebrate 25 amazing things the company had achieved.

1. Were specialist in our field
We specialise in Apprenticeships, Jobs Growth Wales & Employability opportunities across a range of industries to support employers & individuals in Wales. Cambrian Training are also pleased to be a gateway representative for the new KickStart programme launched in 2020.

2. Award Winning Training Provider
Cambrian Training Company are winners of the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year at the Apprenticeship Awards 2013.

3. Our Apprentices & Employers are award winning
26 Cambrian Training apprentices and employers have been finalists in the National Apprentice Awards Cymru and 10 have been winners, demonstrating that apprenticeships really can make a difference to both business and apprentices we work with – read some of their stories HERE

4. Strong Links with the Industry
Cambrian Training are committed to building, developing and maintaining relationships with sector leading, organisations across Wales to ensure we deliver excellence in everything we do, we have many networking partners, including; Culinary Association of Wales, National Craft Butchers, members of Regional Learning Partnerships pan Wales, Worldskills UK to name but a few.

5. We work around you and your business
At Cambrian Training we understand that every person and business we have contact with is unique, we are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated individually, we will ensure that our training is tailored and shaped to the employer and apprentices creating a learning experience that fits both their needs.

6. Partnerships are important
We believe in forming long last relationships with our employers to deliver quality apprenticeships that are tailored to the needs of the apprentice & their business. We have worked with 2,712 business across wales over the last 25 years from small to Large supporting them to improve skill sets and to grow as a business.

7. Skilled training team with industry experience
Our staff have over 300 years combined experience across a range of sectors, giving us the tools & expertise to deliver first class apprenticeships. Our team have 88 years’ experience in the hospitality sector, 133 years’ experience in Food manufacturing and 140 years’ experience in Business & Administration to name but a few.

8. Over 7,000 qualifications
We deliver certified apprenticeship qualifications across a range of sectors from Hospitality, Business & Administration, Care & Animal Care to Food Manufacturing. Over the last 25 years we have helped 7,697 apprentices gain their qualifications and watch them develop and grow.

9. We’re Bilingual
22% of our staff are Welsh speakers!
Cambrian Training are committed to ensuring both Welsh and English speakers are treated equally. We are able to deliver some of our apprenticeships in Welsh and English – Find out more HERE

10. We work wherever you need us
No company is too big or too small and no location is too far away or too remote. Our experienced and dedicated team will train and upskill staff wherever required, we work with a range of companies including large factories and smaller independent businesses.

11. Cambrian Mountains
That’s right Cambrian Training was named after the famous Cambrian Mountains that rise through the heart of Wales, it’s the communities, people & businesses within Wales that are at the heart of the business.

12. World Skills UK Organising Partner since 2015
This competition is ready to test your overall skill, innovation, creativity, presentation, work ethic & more. The competition consists of five tasks that will be carried out and judged over two days in front of a live audience. Cambrian Training have been the Competition organising partner for the past 5 year’s delivery the competition UK wide.

13. Skills Wales competition partner since 2016
Another great competition that that Cambrian Training are proud to be delivering is Culinary Arts, Restaurant Services & Confectionary & Patisserie , allowing entrants to showcase their hospitality skills, including; professional cooking, laying up tables, cocktail making and preparing Irish Coffee’s

14. Cambrian Training “Goes Green”
As a company we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, in turn we have brought in measures such as; installing energy-saving lighting throughout our building, installed photovoltaic panels on the roof of our building to produce energy as well as upgrading our company vehicles to Hybrid cars. Find out more HERE

15. Hiring in Wales
We are proud to be able to offer a FREE job search facility on our website – looking for a job head to our vacancies page – HERE 

16. FREE Employer Recruitment support
We can help employers to advertise their vacancies for FREE and we offer additional support by advertising vacancies across our social media channels – More info; Click HERE

17. We help businesses grow.
Apprenticeships improve business performance, our partner Celtic Manor who has recruited 386 apprentices said that “apprenticeships form the backbone of employee development at the resort and offer a career pathway for people who choose not to follow an academic route”
We have also received praise from our partner Mainetti, who said “we believe that training is crutial to the business and it would not be possible without Cambrian Training Company,”

18. Cambrian Training are growing
We started with just a few employees back in 1995 in a small office and we celebrated reaching 50 employees in November 2013. Cambrian Training are now a fantastic team of almost 71 members of staff. And recently moved to larger premises in Buttington, Welshpool “Ty Cambrian” (Cambrian House) in 2016.

19. Community Matters
We love to support local communities!
At Cambrian Training we are focused on supporting small local employers helping to enhance the economy in their area. In additional we try to purchase from local suppliers wherever possible and we also lend support to many local organisations and sports clubs.

20. Charity is important to us
Staff, apprentices and partner companies of Cambrian Training alike are often involved in amazing charity events to help raise much needed funds and awareness for charities.
To name a few; in 2019 2 members of staff raised £5,000 to support a man with cerebral palsy, a partner company, Radnor Hills raised £3,000 for Mental Health UK and 1 of our apprentices rant the Cardiff Half Marathon! A whole team trained and ran the half for cancer research; Find out more HERE

21. Our Managing Director is an OBE!
Arwyn Watkins our managing director received his OBE in 2018 for his services to Education and Training in Wales. A farmer’s son, Arwyn left Builth Wells High School in 1978 to join the Army as an apprentice chef and has maintained his commitment to apprenticeship programmes throughout his working life with a very strong focus on people development. He continues to champion apprenticeship programmes as the gold standard in business and industry. Find out more HERE

22. Were versatile!
Not even a global pandemic can stop us training our apprentices and giving support to our partner businesses. Since Covid-19 Cambrian Training have worked hard to move our support and training online and meeting on online platforms. Get more info HERE

23. We take safety seriously
We take your safety seriously, Cambrian Training are committed to training our own staff to the highest standards on data protection and safeguarding, you find our Safeguarding policy HERE

24. We support businesses
We are here to support businesses of all sizes not only do our dedicated and experienced staff deliver quality training to apprentices we offer marketing and advertising support to our partners, helping their businesses to thrive.

25. Dream It, Learn It, Live It
We want everyone to realise that by starting their own apprenticeship journey they can achieve their dreams, by learning new skills, knowledge and gaining experience that will help them to live up to their ultimate career & lie goals.

For more information on any of the above head to our website – cambriantraining.com