Author: Katy Godsell

Talented butchers across the UK are to be given a chance to showcase their skills in the Butchery WorldSkills UK National Competition for the first time this year. Award-winning training provider Cambrian Training Company, based in Welshpool, has been appointed to organise the butchery competition on behalf of WorldSkills UK. Entries open on Monday, February… Read more »

Talented 19-year-old butcher Peter Rushforth caused an upset by beating the defending champion in the final of the Welsh Young Butcher Competition 2014 at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells on Tuesday. Peter from Swans Farm Shop, Treuddyn, Mold, who made his debut in the competition last year, impressed the judges with his… Read more »

The Welsh Young Butcher competition gets under way next week and it is hotting up to be the toughest competition yet. Defending champion Matthew Edwards, 22, who works for S A Vaughan Family Butchers, Penyffordd, near Chester, is looking to close a memorable year by retaining his title. He will be up against former champion… Read more »

Two champion young butchers from North East Wales have proved a cut above the rest by winning prestigious national apprenticeship awards. Tom Jones, 24, who runs Jones’ Butchers in Llangollen, was named Entrepreneurial Apprentice of the Year, while Matthew Edwards, 22, who works for S. A. Vaughan Family Butchers, Penyfford, near Chester, became Foundation Apprentice… Read more »

Responding to the needs of employers and learners by introducing new Apprenticeship Frameworks to Wales has maintained Cambrian Training Company’s status as one of the country’s leading learning providers. Now the Welshpool-based company is in contention to win Apprenticeship Provider of the Year award for the second time in three years at the Apprenticeship Awards… Read more »

The annual search is underway to find the best young butcher in Wales, which could open the door to international success The Welsh Young Butcher Competition 2014 will bring together the nation’s most talented butchers at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells on Tuesday, December 2. They will be given a chance to… Read more »

One of the UK’s largest retail packers, which employs 600 people in West Wales, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national apprenticeship award. Dunbia, which has a base at Llanybydder in Carmarthenshire, is a finalist in the Large Employer of the Year category at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2014 and will be attending a high… Read more »

Two champion young butchers from North East Wales have proved they are cut above the rest by being shortlisted for prestigious national apprenticeship awards. Tom Jones, 24, who runs Jones’ Butchers in Llangollen, is an Entrepreneurial Apprentice of the Year finalist, while Matthew Edwards, 22, who works for S. A. Vaughan Family Butchers, Penyfford, near… Read more »

An organisation that represents more than 100 learning providers across Wales is calling on the Welsh Government to explain in detail why it has slashed £7 million from its flagship Apprenticeship and Young Recruits Programmes. The National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW), which has links to 35,000 employers across Wales, is concerned that the budget… Read more »

18-year-old Rhiannon Morris has gone from making Sunday roasts at home as a young child to becoming an award-winning apprentice chef at The Lion Hotel in Llandinam. Rhiannon, who lives in Llandinam, started work at the hotel kitchen when she was 15 while she was studying for her GCSEs. She carried working on at the… Read more »