Author: Katy Godsell

Although this week’s events for National Sausage week have been cancelled due to the pandemic, there is no stopping our apprentice butchers and Craft Butchery Team Wales mates Ben Roberts from M.E. Evans Ltd in Overton & Craig Holly from Chris Hayman Butchers in Maesycwmmer from creating their very own Halloween themed sausages! As part… Read more »

Kepak, the largest meat processing plant and abattoir in Wales, has signed up to the Welsh Government’s Apprenticeship Programme to upskill and develop its workforce. Kepak, which has 768 employees at the company’s flagship facilities at St Merryn Merthyr, is upskilling 50 staff in the first phase of apprenticeships, increasing to around 100 staff within a… Read more »

Serves 4 people Ingredients 4 Whole chicken legs 100g Chopped mushrooms 200g Sausage meat 20 Rashers pancetta 1 Bunch fresh sage Pomace oil 100g Unsalted butter Method Firstly, neaten the ends of the drumsticks. Using a small sharp knife make a cut around each chicken leg, about 4cm up from the knuckle end. Holding the… Read more »

Looking after your mental health is of top priority and there is no better time to take care of yourself and get the most out of your life, than now as tomorrow is – World Mental Health Day! To help here are 10 practical ways you can take to look after your mental health. Making… Read more »

This week 28th September to 4th October is the BNF’s Healthy Eating Week and their aim is to focus on key health messages and to promote healthy habits. Here are some ideas on quick switches that you can make to a healthier lifestyle.   Wholegrains A great way to increase the amount of fibre in… Read more »

1. Earning money is a priority Starting afresh can seem like a pipe dream. Obviously, many adult learners have fixed responsibilities financially. An apprenticeship means that you can earn while you learn, so there is nothing holding you back from your new adventure. 2. I know what I want to do, but I am not… Read more »

Have you found the ultimate job vacancy but need some help with your application? Here are few top tips on how to write an application that gets you that all-important interview! Read the instructions thoroughly This is a basic, but vital instruction. Making mistakes at this stage may lead the Employer to think you are… Read more »

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 »