Category: Archive 2024

The Butchers shop has been enjoying a revival thanks to recent consumer campaigns to buy local and butchers providing exceptional customer service and adapting their offer to customers’ changing needs. “To ensure the future longevity of our butchers more effort needs to be made to promote butchery as a career and invest in butchery apprenticeships.… Read more »

Two South Wales businesses enjoyed double success at a leading Welsh work-based learning provider’s annual awards dinner. The Celtic Collection, a group of business and leisure brands including the iconic Celtic Manor Resort in Newport and The Green Giraffe Nursery, Cardiff collected two awards each. In addition to winning the Large Employer of the Year… Read more »

Employers and learners from across Wales who have excelled in apprenticeship programmes delivered by Cambrian Training Company and our sub-contractors for the Welsh Government will be celebrated at an awards evening later this month. Twenty-seven finalists will compete for this year’s Apprenticeship, Employment and Skills Awards. The prestigious awards, to be held at The Metropole Hotel… Read more »

Over 280 talented young people from across Wales have been recognised for their outstanding vocational skills at this year’s Skills Competition Wales awards, securing 96 gold, 92 silver and 97 bronze medals. The announcement follows a series of competitions that took place in January and February, where a record-breaking 1,129 representatives from every corner of… Read more »

March 8th  is International Women’s Day (IWD) and this year the theme  is Inspire Inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, inclusion is at the heart of everything we do, offering a fair and inclusive workplace environment where everyone, regardless of their gender, ability, or ethnicity, feel supported and inspired to thrive. Cambrian Training have 2,227… Read more »

Dark Chocolate, Miso, Pistachio, Strawberry, Sheep’s Yoghurt, Sorrel Learning the necessary skills and techniques in cooking is key to taking your career to the next level. Once you know the basics you can then use the influences and trends of the industry to put a modern seasonal spin on the classics. Here is a modern… Read more »

One thing they say about March is that it comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. They also call March the hungry gap as it’s an in between season with regard to the produce we have available for our tables. The transition from the truncated month of February into the new… Read more »

Before the seasons turn and winter becomes spring, this St David’s Day celebrate one last round of comfort food with this spin on a traditional Welsh food. Ingredients 40g butter 40g plain flour 300ml whole milk 1 tsp Welsh Red Mustard A pinch of cayenne 3 tsp Worcestershire sauce 150g Caerphilly Cheese 50g parmesan, finely… Read more »

The Battle of the Dragons cocktail has been created by one of our experts here at Cambrian Training to mark the celebration of St David’s day. As you may know, cocktails sometimes thrive on the success of a good story and just like the classics, this cocktail brings together Welsh produce and those of colours… Read more »

Ben Roberts, an award-winning butcher, who has competed against the world’s best in his craft, is using the skills learnt during apprenticeships to open a new shop in Farndon, near Chester. Ben, 32, opened Astley & Stratton Ltd last month, replacing the Griffiths Butchers shop which had been based on High Street for 200 years.… Read more »