What Adult Learners Week Means To Me

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As you may have seen on social media, it’s #AdultLearnersWeek this week and I thought I’d personally celebrate it, as it means so much to me within my Marketing role. Not only has it given me the opportunity I currently have, but without the Employability Skills Programme, I may have never overcome barriers to starting […]

Sammy-Jo Panacci Winner Of Young Adult Award 2018

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Sammy has battled many personal barriers which were hindering her progression in life. Despite leaving school with a good range of GCSEs, she spent her teenage years supporting her dad, and younger sisters following her parents’ break up. “It was hard. I would be cooking, cleaning and washing after school and then revising for my […]

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 […]