Author: Katy Godsell

Apprentices and employers surveyed during their Apprenticeship journey with award-winning training provider Cambrian Training Company (CTC) have given the Welshpool-based company a high ‘excellence’ rating. Both sets of surveys are carried out at key points throughout the learning journey at 3 months, 8 months and at the end with all our employers and apprentices engaged… Read more »

Top quality Welsh Lamb could soon be on more restaurant menus in Germany. Top trade supplier TransGourmet has added the sought-after product to its listings, and is featuring Welsh Lamb demonstrations at its major client fairs this autumn. Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) took part in a major trade fair this week… Read more »

Butchery apprentices from across the UK are being invited to take part in the 2017 Premier Young Butcher Competition hosted by Yandell Media at MeatUp in the Arena, Milton Keynes (NEC) on Thursday 25th May next year. Following the success of the competition at the Birmingham NEC in April when eight finalists from across the… Read more »

Organising Partner Cambrian Training Company has named the final six butchers who will be battling it out in the WorldSkills competition.  Hannah Blakey, a 17-year-old apprentice at Leeds City College, is both the youngest competitor and the first female to make it to the finals.  She’ll be joined by Peter Rushforth (pictured) of Swans Farm… Read more »

Sixteen new apprenticeships are being created with the launch of a training academy at a successful Welshpool company which makes a huge range of artisan desserts for the food service industry. Sidoli, which employs 400 people at its Henfaes Lane headquarters, is launching the academy to grow its own multi-skilled workforce, having previously struggled to… Read more »

The winner of the third and final heat of the WorldSkills butchery competition took place in Leeds City College yesterday (Tuesday, 5 July 2016). Thirty-year-old Daniel Turley from Aubrey Allen in Warwickshire overcame competition from runner-up Jessica Leliuga from Ye Olde Sausage Shop in Accrington, while Ryan Lee of A Charlesworth in Horbury and Jordan… Read more »

The third and final heat of the WorldSkills butchery challenge will take place tomorrow at Leeds City College. The competition is organised by Cambrian Training Company, supported by an industry steering group and exclusive media partner Meat Trades Journal. Daniel Turley (30) of Aubrey Allen in Leamington Spa is taking part in the contest. “I’m… Read more »

James Rees and Lili Woollacott had no idea that signing up for the Jobs Growth Wales programme would open up an opportunity to travel to Madagascar to discover how cacao is produced for them to make quality Welsh handmade chocolate. But that’s exactly what happened last month when seven employees of rapidly growing NOMNOM Chocolate… Read more »

Twenty-year-old James Gracey, of Quails of Dromore in Co Down scored the most points in the Northern Irish heat of the WorldSkills butchery challenge. Commenting on his win, the young butcher said this would help him become more confident. “It shows that I’ve learnt new skills and I can bring new skills into the workplace,… Read more »

The second heat of this year’s WorldSkills butchery challenge is taking place in Northern Ireland today. Today’s competition follows last month’s Welsh heat, which saw 16-year-old Hannah Blakey walk away with the most points. The six young butchers that receive the highest marks out of the Welsh, Northern Irish and English heats will qualify for… Read more »