Category: Archive 2020

Photo caption: Cambrian Training Directors (l to r) – Faith O’Brien, Arwyn Watkins, Anne Jones, Elen Rees. January 2020.   This week, we celebrate 25 years in the work-based learning industry. A journey that has seen us deliver a huge range of skills & qualifications, to help support businesses & individuals grow and flourish, throughout… Read more »

Did you know food waste is a major contributor to climate change? When we waste food, we also waste the resources that went into growing, transporting, packaging and cooking it. According to Love Food Hate Waste, in the UK alone we waste 4.5 tonnes of edible food each year! As its Zero Waste Week, we… Read more »

Makes 12 Ingredients 250g strong white flour ½ tsp salt 25g sugar 7g fast action dried yeast 150g butter room temperature 1 egg beaten Method Put the flour, salt and sugar in to a bowl, put 150ml of water in a jug and add the yeast mix together. Make a well in the flour and… Read more »

Have you found the ultimate job vacancy but need some help with your application? Here are few top tips on how to write an application that gets you that all-important interview! Read the instructions thoroughly This is a basic, but vital instruction. Making mistakes at this stage may lead the Employer to think you are… Read more »

Are you wondering what the next step is now you’ve received your exam results? An Apprenticeship may be just the thing for you. Have your dream job. Many people want to start on their path towards their dream job but they lack the skills needed. An apprenticeship is a programme of learning and qualifications, completed… Read more »

Apprentice Butcher involved in creating the UK’s largest Sausage Roll, Peter Smith, on how an Apprenticeship has helped earn him the skills, experience and knowledge he needs to succeed in the Butchery industry. What important skills did you learn during your time as an Apprentice Butcher? An important skill I learnt as an Apprentice was… Read more »

Beer is a fabulous ingredient for cooking with! Beer is delicious sipped with both sweet and savoury baked goods but did you know that it adds lightness to a batter mix, a rich flavour to soups or stews that makes them taste like they’ve been simmering for hours and, beers with a sweet or nutty… Read more »

The woman who co-ordinates the Butchery WorldSkills UK Competition is in the running to win a national award from the meat industry. Katy Godsell, marketing manager for pan-Wales work-based learning provider Cambrian Training, headquartered in Welshpool, is a finalist in this year’s Women in Meat Industry Awards, organised by Meat Management magazine. She is shortlisted in the Meat… Read more »

Picture caption: Confederate Chemicals’ operations manager John Hextall with employee Nia Faith-Williams who was recruited via the Jobs Growth Wales programme. Employers re-opening & bouncing back from the COVID-19 pandemic are being advised by Cambrian Training to consider applying for support from the Jobs Growth Wales (JGW) programme if they are looking to create new… Read more »

Two prominent Mid Wales businessmen have been shortlisted for this year’s Welsh Veterans Awards. Peter Webber, chairman of Cellpath in Newtown and Arwyn Watkins, OBE, managing director of Cambrian Training, based in Welshpool, are each shortlisted in two categories. Both men are in the running to win the Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Hugh James, while… Read more »