New Apprenticeship Employer Incentive Programme

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From 1st August 2017 the Welsh Government’s Apprenticeship Employer Incentive Programme is available to support SME’s to recruit apprentices aged 16-19.  This will help provide individuals and employers with the skills needed and help to prevent skills shortages. To access the programme you must  be an SME who is new to apprenticeships or have not recruited […]

New Delivery Partners On Board

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We’re delighted to announce that from 1st August 2017, Sgiliau and Newport County Council will be coming on board as two new delivery partners.Sgiliau will be delivering Traineeships at both Engagement and Level 1, focusing on working in the following outreach areas: Brynmawr Ebbw Vale Tredegar Abertillery Llanhilleth Risca Caerphilly North and Basin Abergavenny Blaenavon […]

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 […]

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 […]

Animation graduate brings vintage clothes back to life

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A computer animation graduate has achieved her dream of working in the fashion industry following a Jobs Growth Wales placement which has helped transform a Cardiff based business. In just five months, Kadesha Affrica Drija has used her technical skills to help Blue Honey Vintage clothing shop in the city’s High Street Arcade begin selling […]