Author: Katy Godsell

Thirty-six learners, employers and training providers from across Wales have been selected as finalists for this year’s prestigious Apprenticeship Awards Cymru after a record number of entries. The coveted awards, organised jointly by the Welsh Government and the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW), culminate with a high profile presentation ceremony and dinner at the… Read more »

A graduate who was unemployed for a year before landing her dream role has been honoured at an event celebrating a milestone for Jobs Growth Wales. Chloe Bignell, from Llanelli, is the 10,000th person to have secured a jobwith Jobs Growth Wales –the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund-backed programme which provides unemployed young people with… Read more »

Fourteen talented senior chefs from across Wales are preparing for a high pressure final challenge to complete a pioneering qualification. If they are successful, they will be the first chefs in the UK to complete the Higher Apprenticeship for Chefs, a higher-level qualification that demonstrates their craft skills and knowledge. For their final assessment, the… Read more »

Talented young butcher Matthew Edwards was a runner up at Wales’VQ Learner of the Year showpiece awards ceremony on VQ Day at Coleg y Cymoedd’s Nantgarw Campus. Matthew, 22, who works for S. A. Vaughan Family Butchers, Penyfford, near Chester, was one of six finalists from across Wales who were all congratulated by Deputy Minister… Read more »

Talented Welsh butcher Matthew Edwards has already proved that he’s a cut above the rest by winning the Welsh Young Butcher contest and being selected to represent Great Britain in a European skills competition. Matthew, 22, who works for S. A. Vaughan Family Butchers, Penyfford, near Chester, is in training for the European competition in… Read more »

Workmates, friends and family members of Cambrian Training Company’s marketing manager Katy Godsell and Barclays Bank have teamed up to raise £2,526 for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Seventy-six people, ranging in age from 87 years to toddlers in a pram, took part in the successful Cambrian Charity 5k Run… Read more »

Two talented young Welsh butchers have been selected to represent Great Britain in a European skills competition. Matthew Edwards, 22, who works for S. A. Vaughan Family Butchers, Penyfford, near Chester, has begun training for the European competition in Switzerland in September, while 18-year-old Peter Rushforth from Swans Farm Shop, Treuddyn, Mold, will follow in… Read more »

A team of chefs from Mid Wales has put the region on the map by winning the prestigious Battle of the Dragon competition at the nation’s top culinary event. Led by experienced Welsh National Culinary Team member Nick Davies, chef patron of the Lion Hotel,Llandinam, the team held off a strong challenge from North and… Read more »

Workmates and friends of Cambrian Training Company’s marketing manager Katy Godsell dug deep into their pockets over the festive season to raise £553 for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Katy, who works at the award-winning training company’s Welshpool headquarters, has recently completed treatment for breast cancer. Because the lives of… Read more »

One of Wales’ best known butchers is appealing to learners and employers to enter this year Vocational Qualification (VQ) Awards, which are being launched today (Wednesday, February 5). Tomi Jones, 24, owner of Jones’s Butchers, Llangollen, received a major boost to his career and business after winning the VQ Learner of the Year award for… Read more »