Although this week’s events for National Sausage week have been cancelled due to the pandemic, there is no stopping our apprentice butchers and Craft Butchery Team Wales mates Ben Roberts from M.E. Evans Ltd in Overton & Craig Holly from Chris Hayman Butchers in Maesycwmmer from creating their very own Halloween themed sausages! As part… Read more »

Kepak, the largest meat processing plant and abattoir in Wales, has signed up to the Welsh Government’s Apprenticeship Programme to upskill and develop its workforce. Kepak, which has 768 employees at the company’s flagship facilities at St Merryn Merthyr, is upskilling 50 staff in the first phase of apprenticeships, increasing to around 100 staff within a… Read more »

Serves 4 people Ingredients 4 Whole chicken legs 100g Chopped mushrooms 200g Sausage meat 20 Rashers pancetta 1 Bunch fresh sage Pomace oil 100g Unsalted butter Method Firstly, neaten the ends of the drumsticks. Using a small sharp knife make a cut around each chicken leg, about 4cm up from the knuckle end. Holding the… Read more »

Looking after your mental health is of top priority and there is no better time to take care of yourself and get the most out of your life, than now as tomorrow is – World Mental Health Day! To help here are 10 practical ways you can take to look after your mental health. Making… Read more »

This week 28th September to 4th October is the BNF’s Healthy Eating Week and their aim is to focus on key health messages and to promote healthy habits. Here are some ideas on quick switches that you can make to a healthier lifestyle.   Wholegrains A great way to increase the amount of fibre in… Read more »

1. Earning money is a priority Starting afresh can seem like a pipe dream. Obviously, many adult learners have fixed responsibilities financially. An apprenticeship means that you can earn while you learn, so there is nothing holding you back from your new adventure. 2. I know what I want to do, but I am not… Read more »

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 »