Category: Archive 2013

An independent report has found that more and more employers are discovering the benefits of the Welsh Government’s Young Recruits Programme (YRP). In this difficult economic climate the programme is providing an essential route into sustained employment. Eighty six percent of the employers surveyed as part of the evaluation say they expect to employ their… Read more »

Training companies, small businesses and the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology are to celebrate apprentices and vocational skills training and challenge business to ‘hire one’ at this year’s Royal Welsh show. Janet Jones, Welsh Policy Chair, Federation of Small Businesses, Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology and Arwyn Watkins, CEO, National Training… Read more »

NUS extra, the UK’s market leading student discount and lifestyle card, has introduced an Apprentice extra card. Developed specifically for worked based learners, the card gives apprentices access to the same discounts and offers as NUS extra card holders. In time for National Apprentice Week Apprentice extra has launched Twitter and Facebook pages to provide… Read more »

Twenty-three-year old Tomi Lee Jones is the shop manager at Jones’ Butchers in the town and is an apprentice himself since 2010. Based on his experience of apprenticeships he is also training two of his employees, Jac Jones and Chris Roberts, through an apprentices scheme using support from the Young Recruit Programme, which is funded… Read more »

Two young butchers and former workmates both came away with silverware after representing Wales in a major UK competition in Birmingham today (Tuesday). Mathew Edwards, 21, who works for S. A. Vaughan Family Butchers, Penyfford, near Chester, was overall runner up after achieving a category win and three runners up places at The National Federation… Read more »

A champion young butcher who employs two apprentices butcher and a health board, which is committed to improving staff skills and patient care, celebrated victory at an awards ceremony to celebrate vocational qualifications in Wales. Welsh Young Butcher of the Year Tomi Jones, 22, from Llangollen adds the VQ Learner of the Year award to… Read more »

Nantgarw based business services outsourcing company Capita has reached the finals of the Vocational Qualifications Awards 2013. The company’s commitment to the development of staff vocational qualifications has clinched a place in the EU-backed VQ Employer of the Year final, which takes place on June 5 – VQ Day – at a ceremony to be… Read more »

Talented young butcher Tomi Jones, who has already proved he’s a cut above the rest in his vocation, is in the running for a national award. As a result of her learning success, the 22-year-old, who runs Jones’ Butchers in Llangollen, has been named a finalist in the EU-backed VQ Learner of the Year Award.… Read more »

Welshpool-based Cambrian Training Company is the first training provider in Wales to become accredited as a UK Living Wage employer. The award-winning work based learning provider, which has a workforce of 42 employees with offices in Holyhead, Colwyn Bay, Welshpool, Brecon and Llanelli, is one of only six elite organisations throughout Wales to receive official… Read more »