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Coleg Cambria apprentice wins top manufacturing prize at Make UK Wales Awards

A COLEG CAMBRIA apprentice has picked up one of the most prestigious prizes in work-based learning. Carwyn Roberts, from Trefnant, was given the Engineering Apprentice Final Year Award at the Make UK Wales virtual ceremony, sponsored by Sony TEC. A CNC Machining Apprentice at the Airbus wing-making factory in Broughton, and learner at the college’s…

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Coleg Cambria-Pudding Compartment partnership serves up job success

A SWEET partnership between Coleg Cambria and a pioneering bakery business is serving up success for its staff. The college has been working with The Pudding Compartment in Flint to upskill team members through the Skills for Employers and Employees (SEE) project. Managing Director Steve West says the collaboration boosted morale and has given individuals…

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More than half of students on debut college Business cohort achieve first class degrees

MORE than half of the students on a top business degree gained a first-class qualification. A staggering 56% of learners on the BSc Applied Business Management at Coleg Cambria’s Northop Business School – accredited by Swansea University – achieved the best marks possible. They are the first cohort to complete the full three-year degree, which…

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Sixth form head on life in lockdown and supporting students through COVID-19

THE team leading a £15million education complex have supported students through the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. Head of Deeside Sixth Form Centre Miriam Riddell (pictured with children Ernie and Josephine) and Deputy Director Rob Hughes took the helm at the Flintshire site a year ago. Fast forward 12 months and they have found themselves helping…

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St Asaph finance firm loan support for businesses hit by Covid-19 pandemic

BUSINESS owners who were panicked into taking a Bounce Back Loan when the UK went into lockdown because of Covid-19 can apply for more cash to secure their futures. FFP Solutions has been working with companies to access up to £250,000 via the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS). A Funding Circle Business Champion…

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Students are making their way in business thanks to Coleg Cambria apprenticeships

STUDENTS are making their way in business thanks to a well-connected college programme. Learners on the Level 3 Business course at Coleg Cambria have been securing apprenticeships and jobs in key sectors. Among those to pursue her dream career is Robyn Durham, who is currently studying for a Higher Apprenticeship with Airbus. Based at Cambria’s…

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Questions in Quarantine – YouTube series has kept us talking in lockdown

Questions in Quarantine has been a welcome distraction in past weeks. I began recording interviews with clients, friends and collaborators as a way of keeping in touch and sharing their Coronavirus stories on YouTube and social media. The videos have been well received and gave the likes of Supertemps MD Sarah Ellwood, care consultant Sue…

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Summer Start-Up week to support students and graduates with business ideas

A WEEK of virtual talks, workshops and seminars for students and graduates wanting to start a business will be launched on Monday (June 8). The Summer Start-Up week has been organised by colleges and universities across Wales, including Coleg Cambria. Six sessions across the five days will be hosted by Cambria partners and collaborators, including…

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‘Buy local’ message from business leader as weather leads to hot tubs sales surge

A HOT TUBS company has smashed predicted records as warm weather coupled with the Coronavirus lockdown led to a surge in sales. And Gareth Jones, Managing Director of UK Leisure Living – a past winner and runner up for Spa Retailer of the UK – is encouraging people to support local firms when restrictions are…

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Conwy Business Centre revamp to help start-up firms get off the ground

CONWY companies can benefit from new services and facilities at a Llandudno Junction business complex. Conwy Business Centre is currently undergoing a revamp and in partnership with the Enterprise Hub has bolstered its current offering, including fully funded advice, space, events and incentives for firms across the county. The Enterprise Hub – a joint project…

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