27/04/2018

A 24-year-old health and social support worker is encouraging pupils at her former secondary school to consider apprenticeships as a route to their chosen career Megan Hession, from Cardiff, attended Whitchurch High School in the city before going to university in Coventry to study business and event management. When she graduated in 2014 she moved back to Cardiff and planned to pursue a career in corporate events. While looking for a graduate job she went to work part-time at health…

06/03/2018

New BBC schemes to improve opportunities for young people from diverse backgrounds to get sought after apprenticeships in the BBC and creative sector Two new initiatives are being launched to help young people from low income families compete for future apprenticeships at the BBC. The first programme, based in London and Salford, is a training course designed to level the playing field for 50 school students from socially diverse backgrounds. The programme, being developed with advice from social mobility charity The Sutton…

08/08/2017

This summer Welsh Government is helping to support 1,000 brand new apprenticeship vacancies for people of all ages across Wales. The vacancies, which will be posted on the Apprenticeship Matching Service on the Careers Wales website throughout the summer, will offer young people and adults the chance to secure an exciting career in a wide range of disciplines including ICT, creative industries, construction and STEM, where skill shortages are particularly prevalent. The job roles will all be apprenticeship opportunities with…

02/08/2017

Budding legal eagles have a chance to get their foot in the door as city centre law firm Slater and Gordon launch an exciting new apprenticeship programme. Having teamed up with well-known learning providers including Cilex Law School, they’re on the look-out for ambitious individuals who want to kick-start a career in the legal industry. And the opportunity is open to Cardiff people of any age. Head of General Law at the firm, Siri Siriwardene said: “This is a fantastic…

29/03/2017

A 22-year-old from Cardiff is reaping the benefits of undertaking an apprenticeship after securing a promotion at Asda’s largest store in Wales. Oliver Lock joined the Cardiff Coryton Supercentre in 2012 and was encouraged to apply for an apprenticeship by a member of his team. He said: “I first heard about Asda’s apprenticeship scheme through one of my colleagues in the administration department; she approached me about applying for the apprenticeship because she thought I had the right skills, but…

24/03/2017

A 23-year-old woman from Cardiff says she feels “like a different person” after securing a job as a Customer Service Adviser at British Gas. Aimee Hearn from Pontprennau went to university to study dental technology. After a year she decided that she didn’t want to pursue a career in that field and so got a job at a local hairdresser’s but a lack of available hours meant that at the age of 21, Aimee was unemployed. “For months I would…

03/03/2017

CITY legal firm Clarke Wilmott has hired the first apprentice ever to be based at its Cardiff office in line with a call from Wales’ leading training provider for businesses to ‘think apprentice’ in 2017. Chris Matthews, 18, joins Clarke Wilmott’s administration team as the first candidate to be recruited as an apprentice into the national firm’s Cardiff office, which provides a broad spectrum of legal services for both individuals and business clients. Chris, from Whitchurch, fulfilled plans to access…