The Trewythen announced as a Finalist at The Cambrian Training Awards 2023
Nineteen finalists have been announced for the annual Apprenticeship, Employment
and Skills Awards organised by one of Wales’ top training companies.
The prestigious awards will be held at The Metropole Hotel & Spa, Llandrindod Wells
on May 17 and is a celebration of employers and learners from across Wales, who
have excelled in the work-based apprenticeship programmes delivered by Cambrian
Finalists for Foundation Apprentice of the Year Award are Jack Williams, bikes
officer and multi-skilled worker at Antur Waunfawr, Caernarfon, Katie Duffy, chef at
The Links at the Ashburnham Golf Club, Burry Port and Jason Taylor, frozen intakes
supervisor Kepak St Merryn, Merthyr Tydfil.
Apprentice of the Year Award finalists are: Gerwyn Llyr Williams, team manager at
Bryson Recycling’s Denbigh and Ruthin sites, Sabrina Germani, assistant manager
at Coffi Co, Cardiff, David Bennett, beef boning hall manager at Kepak St Merryn,
Merthyr Tydfil and Hannah May Riddell, assistant manager of Las Iguanas, Cardiff.
Finalists in the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year Award are Andrew Bennett, team
leader at Bryson Recycling’s Abergele site, Antony Ockwell, apprentice butcher at
Barratt’s Fine Meats, Rhoose and Diana Matos, purchasing assistant and Layla
Gibbons, food and beverage associate, who both work for The Celtic Collection,
Finalists for the Small Employer of the Year Award are The Trewythen Restaurant
with Rooms, Llanidloes and Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden. Alongside Claremont
Court Care Home, Newport and Antur Waunfawr, Caernarfon contesting the Medium
Employer of the Year Award; whilst the Large and Macro Employer of the Year
Awards finalists are Bryson Recycling (Wales), Colwyn Bay, The Celtic Collection,
Newport, Whitbread plc and Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, Bodwelwyddan.
Faith O’Brien, Cambrian Training Company’s managing director, said: “As we
approach the graduation ceremony at the Metropole Hotel & Spa, I am both excited
and proud to host the awards.
“This is a time of great celebration, not just for the apprentices themselves but for
everyone who has had the privilege of being part of their journey.
“We gather to celebrate the dedication and commitment by individuals and
companies playing a crucial role in driving the economy forward and supporting the
apprenticeship programme here in Wales.”
The Apprenticeship Programme in Wales is funded by the Welsh Government with
support from the European Social Fund.