Author: Katy Godsell

A performing arts student who dropped out of university to launch a career as a butcher found himself in the spotlight at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Well on Monday. Sam Hughes, 22, from Brian Crane Butchers, Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly, proved himself to be top of the chops as he won the Welsh Young… Read more »

Twenty-one-year-old Peter Rushforth took home the gold medal at the WorldSkills butchery competition on Saturday, 19 November 2016. The two-day competition, held at Birmingham’s NEC, saw Rushforth, who works at Swans Farm Shop in Mold, battle it out against five other butchers from England, Wales and Ireland in five demanding challenges. Day one saw the… Read more »

Six of the nation’s best young butchers will be competing at the end of this week in the WorldSkills butchery final. Taking place in Birmingham’s NEC on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November, the competition is designed to enhance apprenticeships and training programmes in the industry. Butchery is just one of more than 60 skills… Read more »

The Welsh Government’s Jobs Growth Wales programme has opened the door to a dream career working with horses for Marc Pugh who has collected a prestigious national award for his learning success. Marc, 20, from Llanfaredd, near Builth Wells, was named Jobs Growth Wales Outstanding Achiever Award at this year’s Apprenticeship Awards Cymru, held at… Read more »

Hospitality training officer Michael Ramsden will not forget the year 2016 in a hurry. As well as being shortlisted as an Apprenticeship Awards Cymru finalist, the 29-year-old skilled chef has been selected by Culinary Team Wales to compete at the prestigious Culinary Olympics in Germany in October.   Michael, who works for Welshpool-based Cambrian Training… Read more »

Two competitions to find butchers who are top of the chops in Wales are set to take centre stage at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells in November. The Welsh Young Butcher Competition is joined again on the busy show programme by the Welsh Pork Butcher Competition, which made a successful debut… Read more »

Champion butcher Matthew Edwards is on course to realise his ambition of owning and running his own shop after using apprenticeship programmes to hone his skills to the highest level. The talented 24-year-old from Wrexham, who works for Vaughan Family Butchers, Penyffordd, has won virtually every major prize available to young butchers in Britain since… Read more »

The Welsh Government’s Jobs Growth Wales programme has opened the door to a dream career for Marc Pugh where he can indulge his passion for working with horses. Marc, 20, from Llanfaredd, near Builth Wells, has helped expand the business since joining director Nicky van Dijk’s team at Happy Horse Retirement Home at Crai, near… Read more »

We have some great news for businesses and learners across Wales who are looking to increase and improve their skills and qualifications in the coming academic year. Due to the changes in The Welsh Government Apprenticeship priority funding guidelines for 2016/17, we are now able to offer an even greater range of opportunities for businesses… Read more »

As one of Wales’ top training providers, we can now offer all employers across Wales the fantastic opportunity to advertise and promote their quality apprenticeship job opportunities online FREE of charge on the Apprenticeship Matching Service (AMS). The matching service sits on the Careers Wales website which is available to thousands of young people from… Read more »