2nd Torfaen Training Awards are a success

Following on from the success of last year’s event Torfaen Training’s second award ceremony took place at the Life Station Trevethin, Pontypool on Thursday 24th May to an audience of over 50 guests, which included those who had been shortlisted. The Awards have been designed to showcase and celebrate the outstanding achievements of learners, practitioners and employers who have excelled throughout their learning programmes.

Torfaen County Borough Council Head of Skills and Employability, Karen Padfield was in attendance along with Executive Member for Education and Life Long Learning Councillor David Yeowell, who presented the awards throughout the ceremony and during his closing speech Councillor Yeowell commented:

“Congratulations to all our finalists and winners who have been nominated for such hard work and dedication to their training programmes. Success in work based learning is not possible without the support of employers and the Council is grateful for their ongoing commitment and support. I am also pleased that the Award Ceremony recognises the dedication of staff from within Torfaen Training and across their subcontractor network.

Everyone here today is testimony to the importance of work based learning as a successful route for people of all ages to gain qualifications, experience and above all progress within the workplace.”

Both Karen and Councillor Yeowell were delighted to witness such a wealth of talent which shows the commitment of Torfaen Training to improving skills for people, employers and ultimately the Welsh economy. Karen Padfield said:

“We were delighted with our first venture into the award ceremonies last year especially with two of our winners reaching the finals of the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru. The Torfaen Training Awards are a fantastic annual showcase of our successful skills programmes and we can be justly proud to celebrate the achievements of our learners, employers and practitioners.

Support and enthusiasm has again been exceptional and we would all like to congratulate the winners and finalists on achieving such high standards.”


Torfaen Training Award Winners 2018

Declan Jones
Traineeship of The Year
Overmonnow Primary School
  Sian Davies
Foundation Apprenticeship
of The Year
Torfaen Leisure Trust
  Anne Ireland
Apprenticeship of The Year
Cyfannol Women’s Aid
Kayleigh Griffiths
Higher Apprenticeship
of The Year
Prancers Horse Riding
  Freight Logistics Solutions
Employer of The Year
Based in Cwmbran
Ieuan Rosser Managing Director


Award Winners and Finalists

Traineeship of The Year

Winner: Declan Jones – Overmonnow Primary School

Finalists: Bethany Lewis - Pembroke Primary School
Georgina Kerr - Torfaen Play

Higher Apprenticeship of The Year

Winner: Kayleigh Griffiths – Prancers Horse Riding

Finalist: Jessica Pullin – Torfaen Youth Service

Foundation Apprenticeship of The Year

Winner: Sian Davies - Torfaen Leisure Trust

Finalists: Kaedee Jones - Torfaen County Borough Council
Carys Gladwin – Cwmbran Kitchens

Employer of The Year

Winner: Freight Logistics Solutions - based in Cwmbran

Finalist: King Financial - based in Pontypool

Apprenticeship of the Year

Winner: Anne Ireland – Cyfannol Women’s Aid

Finalist: Emma Meadowcroft – Oakdale Manor Residential Home

Practitioner of The Year


Finalist: Gemma Marsh – Torfaen Training



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