Category: Archive 2017

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 »

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 »

A desire to attract, develop and retain employees from the surrounding area persuaded Celtica Foods, a West Wales catering butchery and meat processing business, to develop its own training academy. The Cross Hands-based company has a workforce of 75 and a turnover of £12.8 million. It supplies the hospitality and foodservice sector and many of… Read more »

The six butchers that have made it to the final of the WorldSkills butchery competition 2017 have been announced. The line-up is made up of three new competitors and three returning butchers. Making it to the final for the first time are: James Taylor, from Simpsons Butchers in the East Midlands; Lucy Webster of Taylors… 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 key jobs, helping them… Read more »

While the Lions have been preparing to take on rugby’s giants the New Zealand All Blacks, some of Britain and Ireland’s best butchers have also been hard at work, competing for places at the final of the prestigious Worldskills UK butchery competition. Competitors from across the four nations have come together and been set a… Read more »

The fourth and final winner of the Worldskills butchery competition has been named. Stewart McClymont, from Blair Drummond Smiddy Farm Shop, near Stirling, won the Scottish heat of the competition. This is the first time the competition headed to Scotland in it’s three-year history. The three previous heats were won by: Dylan Gillespie of Clogher Valley Meats… Read more »