Author: Katy Godsell

A North Wales teenager has gone from pot washer to gold medal winning chef in three years after signing up for an apprenticeship in professional cookery. Joseph Lloyd, 19, from Trelawnyd, near Rhyl, won the gold medal for his best in class Welsh Lamb main course at the Welsh International Culinary Championships, which attracted chefs… Read more »

Eighteen employers and learners who have excelled in apprenticeship, skills and employment training programmes delivered by one of Wales’ top training companies have been shortlisted for awards. Cambrian Training Company, which has offices in Welshpool, Holyhead, Colwyn Bay and Llanelli, will present its annual Apprenticeship, Employment and Skills Awards at the International Pavilion on the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd… Read more »

Apprentices from all over the UK are being invited to put their skills to the test and sign up with WorldSkills UK and compete to prove they have what it takes to be named the best in Butchery. As Brexit looms large and the UK’s skill gap widens, WorldSkills UK Competitions will present the largest… Read more »

It was a case of third time lucky for talented chef Tom Westerland who last night (Thursday) became the new National Chef of Wales. Having been runner up for the title for the last two years, the 26-year-old head chef Lucknam Park Hotel, Colerne celebrated victory this time, but it was another exceptionally close final… Read more »

With Welsh rugby fans still smarting from their country’s controversial Six Nations Championship rugby defeat to England at Twickenham last Saturday, there was more disappointment for Wales yesterday (Thursday). The two countries clashed again, this time as talented young chefs competed in the Battle for the Dragon cook-off at the Welsh International Culinary Championships at… Read more »

Talented chef Arron Tye ticked off one of his career ambitions when he received the Junior Chef of Wales trophy last night (Thursday). The 23-year-old chef de partie from Carden Park Hotel, Chester who is captan of Junior Culinary Team Wales, clinched the coveted title after a closely contested final at the Welsh International Culinary… Read more »

Cambrian Training Company is encouraging employers to show some love and care for their employees this Valentine’s Day by giving them the gift of learning. It’s the perfect time of the year for employers to invest in apprentices to give their businesses the skills they need now and in the future. For those employers who… Read more »

The call goes out to ALL 18 to 23-year-old butcher apprentices in search for Premier Young Butcher 2018. Staged at FOODEX in the Birmingham NEC on 16th April 2018 the four-hour, six category competition will test to the limit the craft skills of contestants like no other. Where the judges will assess and evaluate competitors… Read more »

A young baker from Cardiff is to travel to Denmark to learn all the secrets of baking the traditional Danish way. Becky Chatfield works as an apprentice at the popular Brød bakery in Pontcanna, set up by Danish expatriate Betina Skovbro, where she is trained by Cambrian Training, a leading Welsh training provider based in… Read more »

Individuals and employers who have excelled in apprenticeship, skills and employment training programmes delivered by one of Wales’ top training companies will be recognized this spring. Cambrian Training Company, which has offices in Welshpool, Holyhead, Colwyn Bay and Llanelli, is now accepting nominations for its annual Apprenticeship, Employment and Skills Awards, which close to entries… Read more »