Author: Katy Godsell

A leading figure in the work-based learning sector in Wales says he’s hugely honoured to have been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list for his services to education and training in Wales. Arwyn Watkins, managing director of Cambrian Training Company based in Welshpool, is particularly delighted that the award recognises the contribution that the independent… Read more »

Cambrian Training Apprenticeship, Employment & Skills Awards Celebrating all that is great about training, apprenticeships and skills in Wales. Here at Cambrian Training we work with some great employers and learners throughout Wales delivering a range of training, apprenticeship, skills and employment training programmes on behalf of the Welsh Government. Each and every business, apprentice… Read more »

Haddon Training is happy to announce they have been given the green light to deliver the Level 4 Equine Apprenticeship across Wales! This is fantastic news for people who have completed their Level 3 apprenticeship and are looking for the next step. Haddon Training has 20 years’ experience with apprenticeships in the equine industry, and… Read more »

A plastics technician at a North Wales recycling centre is benefiting from the Welsh Government’s drive to deliver apprenticeships through the medium of Welsh. Dafydd Emrys, 34, is employed at social enterprise Antur Waunfawr’s Caergylchu site in Caernarfon. Dafydd is on the autistic spectrum and found that he was struggling to complete his work in… Read more »

Talented Mid Wales butcher Daniel Raftery proved himself to be top of the chops in the final of a national contest at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair on Monday. Daniel, 34, a grade A slaughterman at Randall Parker Foods, Dolwen, Llanidloes, held off a strong challenge from two rivals to win the Welsh Butcher of… Read more »

James Taylor of Simpsons Butchers, Lincolnshire, has been crowned champion of the WorldSkills butchery competition 2017. The win rounds up a storming year for the young butcher, who was named Meat Trades Journal’s Marco Peerdeman Young Butcher of the Year in November and represented Britain at the International Young Butcher Competition in Austria. “I am very proud of… Read more »

Champion butcher Peter Rushforth, who has not looked back since choosing an apprenticeship instead of going to university, has added the Higher Apprentice of the Year award to his impressive collection of honors. Peter, 22, from Leeswood, collected the prestigious accolade at the annual Apprenticeship Awards Cymru ceremony held at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport… Read more »

We are delighted to announce that Cambrian Training Company has been chosen as a Finalist for the CIWM Sustainability & Resource Awards, in the Roger Hewitt Learning & Development Award Category. The Sustainability and Resource Awards are long-standing and well-respected, only given for outstanding achievements in the sustainability, resource and waste industry. Judged by the… Read more »

Champion butcher Peter Rushforth has not looked back since choosing an apprenticeship instead of going to university. Last year, Peter, 22, from Leeswood, won a WorldSkills UK gold medal for butchery, the Meat Trades Journal Young Butcher of the Year title, represented the UK in a European Young Butchers Competition and was runner up in… Read more »

A motivated, trained and ambitious team has been created as a result of an apprenticeship programme that has been running for nine years at Wales’ famous five star Celtic Manor Resort, near Newport. Over the past five years, the resort has recruited 386 apprentices and currently employs 119 within a range of disciplines throughout the… Read more »