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Coleg Cambria named among best UK employers for women

COLEG CAMBRIA is one of the top 10 best workplaces for women in the UK. The college was number eight in the Super-Large (1,000 or more employees) category of the Best Workplaces™ for Women list, alongside leading companies Gap, Admiral Group, Deloitte and Hilton. Chosen because of its support of employees on maternity leave, commitment…

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Coleg Cambria raising standards for adult learners in Wales

COLEG CAMBRIA has raised the standards of English and maths for adult learners in Wales. The college was tasked with supporting a Hefcw project mapping Open University (OU) courses for Essential Skills Wales (ESW). The modules were welcomed by both organisations and are now available online as part of the Everyday Skills series. Cambria’s Basic…

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High praise for Coleg Cambria students at Hawarden church ceremony

COLEG CAMBRIA students were given high praise for their work at a prestigious ceremony. Hospitality and Catering learners joined Food and Beverage Lecturer Angharad Jarvis in serving guests at the inauguration of the new High Sheriff of Clwyd, Stephanie Catherall. The group were on hand with canapes and Champagne for distinguished guests at the event,…

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Coleg Cambria students put finishing touches to Westbridge Furniture apprenticeship

STUDENT apprentices are putting the finishing touches to a successful training scheme with a leading furnituremaker. Over past months, six youngsters from Coleg Cambria have been working at Westbridge Furniture in Deeside as part of the Level 2 Upholstery Apprenticeship programme. At the end of a two-month placement, applicants aged 16-18 years old will progress…

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Coleg Cambria and Wine School of Cheshire toast new partnership

COLEG CAMBRIA and wine experts have raised their glasses to a new hospitality partnership. The college has teamed up with The Wine of School of Cheshire to broaden the knowledge and experience of Catering and Hospitality students. While the learners will not be sampling the wines themselves, they will be given a flavour of which…

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Record number of medical degree offers for Coleg Cambria students

A RECORD number of Coleg Cambria students have received offers to study medical science degrees from top universities. The college’s A level provision is in better health than ever, with 14 learners from Yale in Wrexham and Deeside Sixth Form Centre offered places to study Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science this September. The news comes…

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Brave Vivienne uses cancer battle to help transform patient care in North Wales

BRAVE Vivienne Martin is using her battle with cancer to help transform the way patients are treated in North Wales. The Assistant Principal for Land-Based Studies and Additional Learning Needs at Coleg Cambria has fought breast cancer twice in just seven years. She returned to work in January and is back to full fitness but…

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David Jones OBE to step down as chief executive of Coleg Cambria

DAVID JONES OBE will step down as Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria later this year. Cambria’s board of governors thanked him for his efforts and achievements and said he will be “sorely missed”. Mr Jones oversaw the merger of Deeside and Yale colleges in 2013 and has led the institution through an unprecedented period of…

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Coleg Cambria serves up winning performance at Welsh cooking finals

COLEG CAMBRIA served up its best-ever performance in a national cooking competition. The north east Wales college warmed up ahead of the next Worldskills competition with 19 medals at the Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC). Students received two gold, six silver and 11 bronze medals, as well as two merits of achievement and three Best…

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Coleg Cambria unveils Alex Thomas as new Assistant Principal

SUPPORTING students in the north east Wales community was always the vision for Alex Thomas. Now 35, the former Connah’s Quay High School pupil will realise that dream after being named Assistant Principal and Director of General Education at Coleg Cambria. As Head of Deeside Sixth Form Centre – the £14.6m hub opened by ex-Wales…

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