Apprenticeship Week – Calling all employers!

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We’re going to be talking about the business benefits of Apprenticeships for employers in the local community next week!  You’ll be able to speak to us at the following events: Friday 3rd March ZOKIT Business Networking Event Sovereign Connect, Llantrisant, CF72 8YX |12-2pm Monday 6th March Apprenticeship Employer Forum NPTC Group of Colleges, Neath, SA10 7RF […]

Fully funded courses available in Wales for early years, childcare and play sector professionals

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A range of fully funded courses, worth up to £4.7m, aimed at upskilling nurseries and childcare providers are now available to professionals within the early years, childcare and play sector in Wales. As part of the Progress for Success ESF programme, the Welsh Government is funding nationally recognised qualifications at Levels 2 and 3 for […]

Argos is creating digital retail leaders of the future

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When launching a five-year transformation programme in 2012 to reinvent itself as a “digital retail leader,” Argos realised that the succession of staff and filling a retail skills gap would be key to fast paced expansion. As the customer advisers on the ground were to be the leaders of tomorrow, the company launched Argos Apprenticeships, […]

Oliver excels at his job after overcoming personal challenges

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Oliver Chatfield has overcome chronic shyness and social interaction difficulties caused by Asperger’s Syndrome to find a job he excels at, thanks to the Welsh Government’s Jobs Growth Wales programme. Oliver, 23, from Varteg, Pontypool secured a placement as a general warehouse operative with bathroom supplies company Faucets in Pontypool, though Itec. He had previously […]

Only way is up for Cameron

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Cameron Thomas is literally climbing his way to the top. The 17-year-old has discovered his vocation at indoor climbing and activity centre Boulders and is determined to leave behind his troubled teenage years. Cameron started on a Traineeship Engagement programme in our Cardiff centre before progressing to a Level 1 qualification in Customer Service. His […]

Dedication helps Callum find a job helping Torfaen communities

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Callum, 20, from Penygarn, Pontypool, left school with only two GCSEs. When faced with unemployment he volunteered with Torfaen Voluntary Alliance to gain work experience. TVA assists organisations to secure funding, provides advice on charity law and training and promotes volunteering. After two months he was offered a receptionist opportunity via the Welsh Government’s Jobs […]

From warehouse assistant to director: how an apprenticeship helped Adam’s career

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Former Itec Apprentice, Adam Harvey has been shortlisted for the Higher Apprentice of the Year Award at this year’s Apprenticeship Awards Cymru! Adam, now 28, left school with an impressive 13 GCSEs and has since gained an Apprenticeship in Management and an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Higher Apprenticeship Level 5 in Management. Adam joined […]

Qualifications for Childcare Professionals

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We are delighted to announce that we are now one of the chosen delivery partners for ‘Progress for Success’, a new work-based training programme launched by the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund. Progress for Success has been specifically designed to provide professionals within the early years, childcare and play sector with nationally recognised […]