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Apprenticeship Ambassador chooses dream career working with animals

Teenager Celyn Jones has completed her dream foundation apprenticeship working with animals and birds as she builds towards her ambition of becoming a specialist veterinary nurse.

New five year plan focuses on inclusive apprenticeships for Wales

Apprenticeship providers across Wales have produced a five-year blueprint focussed on delivering an inclusive Apprenticeship Programme which provides equal opportunities to currently under-represented groups of people.

Busy first month for restaurant with rooms employing six apprentices

A high quality restaurant with rooms which is developing its own staff team in a historic Mid Wales market town has reported a busy first month.

Mid Wales specialist gear company wins prestigious national award

A Mid Wales engineering company, which has developed a multi-skilled and flexible workforce to become a leading name in specialist gear transmissions for more than 50 years, has won a prestigious national award.

Wales apprenticeship award for bereavement services officer Bethany

Apprentice bereavement services officer Bethany Mason has won a prestigious national award after being recognised for her willingness to keep learning new skills and take on more responsibility in challenging circumstances.

Aspire Shared Apprenticeship Programme celebrates national award

The success of a pioneering Apprenticeship Programme that is breathing new life into the advanced manufacturing sector across two South Wales local authority areas has been recognised with a prestigious national award.

Natalie named Wales’ Higher Apprentice of the Year after career change

Natalie Morgan’s life-changing decision to return to Wales to pursue a career in sport with Welsh Gymnastics, after working within the performing arts sector for several years, has paid rich dividends.

Apprenticeship Programme secures national award for growing law firm

Newport-based law firm Convey Law is an Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2021 winner after impressing judges with its ambitious plans to grow by 50% this year, fuelled by an innovative Apprenticeship Programme.

National award for learner who moved from Africa to start a new life in Wales

A teenager who has her sights on a teaching career after moving half way around the world to begin a new life in South Wales has won a prestigious national award.

Numbers add up for accountancy tutor Karen as she wins national award

Karen Richards, who inspires and supports her accountancy learners to be the best they can be, has been named Wales’ Work-based Learning Tutor of the Year.

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