Caerphilly-based brewery company The Celt Experience, took on an Apprentice through Itec. Christian Ebeling, is now studying for a Level 2 apprenticeship in Performing Manufacturing Operations after having dropped out of sixth form at 17.

The apprenticeship programme at The Celt Experience was specially tailored by Itec to include developing skills in team working and problem solving, and Christian’s qualifications are being earned via on-the-job observations and support from Itec’s specialist assessors.

The job has given Christian responsibility and confidence both in and out of the workplace. He said “It’s a great experience for future employment because of the transferable skills I have learned too”.

Becky Newman, a director at The Celt Experience said “The best thing about the training with Itec is that it gives a structure to Christian’s learning and development. For example, if there is a module on the transferring of products, his supervisor will identify an activity within his role that demonstrates that skill.”

The partnership with The Celt Experience brewery illustrates how apprenticeships can be undertaken in many different kinds of businesses – some more surprising than others. At Itec, we tailor apprenticeships for all sorts of organisations, from large businesses to SMEs, to enable them to be aligned with a company’s own internal induction and training schemes.  Many people don’t realise that it’s possible to study for an apprenticeship whilst working somewhere like a brewery, but there are lots of diverse available in exciting companies all over Wales.

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