Category: Archive 2020

Ambitious Irish teenager Codie-Jo Carr has her sights set on developing a rewarding career in butchery and opening her own shop and restaurant in the future. The 18-year-old from Keady, County Armagh, Northern Ireland is just setting out on her career but is already impressing people in the butchery industry with her skills and determination.… Read more »

Picture caption: Last years’ finalist Codie-Jo Carr competing in last year’s WorldSkills UK competition final. Do you have the skills, knowledge and dedication to become a champion butcher? A nationwide hunt is underway to find talented & skilled butchers to compete in the Butchery WorldSkills UK competition 2020. WorldSkills UK Competitions are designed by industry… Read more »

Serves 4 people Ingredients 50g Plain flour 50g Welsh butter 250ml Welsh beer 250g Mature Welsh cheddar 10g Welsh mustard 30ml Worcestershire sauce 100g finely sliced leeks 4 Large slices thick cut granary bread Method 1. Sweat off the leeks in a small pan with butter allow to cool slightly. 2. In a small pan… Read more »

With applications opening for the WorldSkills UK Butchery Competition opening 2nd March, Welsh butcher, Liam Lewis looks back at his silver medal placement at the 2019 final. Liam, 31, who lives in Winsford and works for The Hollies Farm Shop in Little Budworth, near Tarporley, was up against five other butchers from Wales, England and… Read more »

How to spatchcock a Chicken by Chris Jones, our Head of Food & Drink Apprenticeships A spatchcocked chicken cooks faster and more evenly. The increased surface area is able conduct heat much faster than that of a whole bird. Spatchcocking also exposes more of the skin to the heat which results in more crisp skin.… Read more »

The Falcondale Hotel Why did you decide to engage in apprenticeships? We decided to engage with apprenticeships as we feel that apprenticeships are ideal for businesses like us in the hospitality industry, so our employees can gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification and apply their new skills and knowledge to their job role. How do… Read more »

Eighteen employers and learners who have excelled in apprenticeship, skills and employment training programmes delivered by one of Wales’ top work-based learning providers have been shortlisted for awards. Cambrian Training, which has offices in Welshpool, Holyhead, Colwyn Bay and Llanelli and Builth Wells, will present its annual Apprenticeship, Employment and Skills Awards at the International Pavilion on the Royal… Read more »

Bronglais Hospital Why did you decide to engage in apprenticeships? The learning partnership between the hospital and Cambrian Training began 15 years ago with staff aged between 17 and their 60s, and it was the intention that every member of staff that either worked in the kitchens, cleaning or porters gained a national qualification while… Read more »

Apprentice Syrup Room Manager, Paul Whiffen Did you always dream of becoming a Apprentice Syrup Room Manager? If so, why? I have always wanted to be a syrup room manager because being a mixer has always been an enjoyable job for me but I also wanted to further my career so to be able to… Read more »

Apprentice Manager, Tracey Gilliam: What key skills did you learn on your apprenticeship? Key skills I learnt included improving own learning and performance and problem solving. The three key skills, Application of Number, Communication and IT. Would you recommend an Apprenticeship? If so, why? I would recommend apprenticeships to people who want to learn new… Read more »