Category: Archive 2016

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 or learner has their own story and achievement to tell. And to celebrate this we have decided to launch… Read more »

Growing your business can be challenging and rewarding at the same time. Sometimes to achieve that growth you need additional help. That’s where Cambrian Training and Jobs Growth Wales can help you and your business. Whether small or large, the Jobs Growth Wales programme helps businesses in parts of Wales to recruit young people into… Read more »

The Welsh Government has revealed its programme for government over the next five years and Cambrian Training is pleased to see the commitment to apprenticeships and skills training as part of it. The Taking Wales Forward plan was published this month with a drive for improving the Welsh economy between 2016 and 2021. Within the… Read more »

A performing arts student who dropped out of university to launch a career as a butcher found himself in the spotlight at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Well on Monday. Sam Hughes, 22, from Brian Crane Butchers, Maesycwmmer, Caerphilly, proved himself to be top of the chops as he won the Welsh Young… Read more »

Twenty-one-year-old Peter Rushforth took home the gold medal at the WorldSkills butchery competition on Saturday, 19 November 2016. The two-day competition, held at Birmingham’s NEC, saw Rushforth, who works at Swans Farm Shop in Mold, battle it out against five other butchers from England, Wales and Ireland in five demanding challenges. Day one saw the… Read more »

Six of the nation’s best young butchers will be competing at the end of this week in the WorldSkills butchery final. Taking place in Birmingham’s NEC on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November, the competition is designed to enhance apprenticeships and training programmes in the industry. Butchery is just one of more than 60 skills… Read more »

The Welsh Government’s Jobs Growth Wales programme has opened the door to a dream career working with horses for Marc Pugh who has collected a prestigious national award for his learning success. Marc, 20, from Llanfaredd, near Builth Wells, was named Jobs Growth Wales Outstanding Achiever Award at this year’s Apprenticeship Awards Cymru, held at… Read more »

Hospitality training officer Michael Ramsden will not forget the year 2016 in a hurry. As well as being shortlisted as an Apprenticeship Awards Cymru finalist, the 29-year-old skilled chef has been selected by Culinary Team Wales to compete at the prestigious Culinary Olympics in Germany in October.   Michael, who works for Welshpool-based Cambrian Training… Read more »

Two competitions to find butchers who are top of the chops in Wales are set to take centre stage at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells in November. The Welsh Young Butcher Competition is joined again on the busy show programme by the Welsh Pork Butcher Competition, which made a successful debut… Read more »

Champion butcher Matthew Edwards is on course to realise his ambition of owning and running his own shop after using apprenticeship programmes to hone his skills to the highest level. The talented 24-year-old from Wrexham, who works for Vaughan Family Butchers, Penyffordd, has won virtually every major prize available to young butchers in Britain since… Read more »