Author: Ceri Nicholls

It’s 2022 and what better way to start the year than focusing on how to build your career. Whether you are looking to upskill in your current role or take on a new challenge, why not set some resolutions to help you achieve your goals. Update your CV Keeping your CV up to date is… Read more »

North-east Wales butcher Ben Roberts is set for the biggest challenge of his career as he takes on six other finalists in the 2021 Butchery WorldSkills UK contest. The prestigious contest, to be held at Reaseheath College, Nantwich on November 11 and 12, will see Britain and Ireland’s finest butchers challenged across a range of… Read more »

By Arwyn Watkins, OBE, managing director of Cambrian Training Company and president of the Culinary Association of Wales. Most people will now be aware of the recruitment crisis in several sectors of the economy both here in Wales and across the UK. The shortage of lorry drivers has been dominating the headlines lately, but the… Read more »

Apprenticeships continue to play a vital role in Welsh businesses, helping to develop skills and create a robust and effective workforce. Any employer in Wales, regardless of it’s size or sector, can benefit from the apprenticeship incentive. The Welsh Government have announced that the existing incentive scheme will be extended until February 2022, which makes… Read more »

Finalists for this year’s Butchery WorldSkills UK competition have been announced following virtual heats where butchers were judged online from their workplace or home. Seven butchers from across England, Wales and Ireland will be seeking to win the prestigious competition which will be held for the first time at Reaseheath College, Nantwich on November 11 and 12. The… Read more »

Why not treat yourself this weekend by creating individual moulded chocolates, give our recipe a go … Chocolate 300g Chocolate of your choice 200g granulated sugar 90g salted butter, room temperature cut up into 6 pieces 120ml Double cream 1 teaspoon salt Equipment Chocolate mould of your choice Scraper Medium Saucepan Wooden spoon or spatula Piping bags `Whisk Instructions… Read more »

Food service business Compass Group completed a notable hat-trick at the annual Apprenticeship, Employment and Skills Awards organised by one of Wales’ top training companies. The company and its employees celebrated three awards at the event which recognised employers and learners who have excelled in apprenticeship, skills and employment training programmes delivered by Cambrian Training… Read more »

It’s Love Lamb Week and we are celebrating by creating Herb Crusted Pendoylan Lamb, Potato gratin Puree, why not have a go at this recipe yourself.   Ingredients serves 4 Lamb 4 bone rack of lamb 2 8oz square cut rump of lamb Potato Gratin Puree 5 Large Maris piper(peeled) 1 head of garlic (Fine… Read more »

Smoked BBQ Ribs, The Art of Smoking by Chris Price, Hospitality Training Officer, Cambrian Training   As summer in now in full swings and the holidays are here and you start planning your outdoor BBQ parties, why not impress your guest by making your very own BBQ spare ribs that will leave them wanting more… Read more »

An apprentice, working for Powys County Council, who carried on studying while shielding and receiving treatment for cancer, has been short-listed for an award by his training provider. Waste and recycling operative, Graham Jones, 38, who is based in Rhayader, has been studying to achieve level two and three qualifications in Sustainable Recycling Activities with… Read more »