Island Engineering Apprenticeships Boost

by David Phillips

Cwmni Prentis Menai

Cwmni Prentis Menai

Good news for young people on Anglesey as seventy new apprenticeships in engineering and construction are to be created across North West Wales.

As a result of a significant funding boost of almost £900,000 from the Welsh Labour Government, announced by Business and Economic Development Minister Edwina Hart, the island economy can look forward to a boost to its nascent renewable energy sector.

The £896,000 funding aims to support Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s apprentice employment agency, Cwmni Prentis Menai, which is gearing up to improve employment opportunities for young people with the right skills across the renewable energy sector.

The new apprentices – 40 in engineering and 30 in construction - will be employed by the agency, based at Coleg Menai and also placed with host employers in the locality where they will gain hands-on experience.

They will be joining 23 apprentices recruited by the agency in the 2011/2012 academic year.

This is a timely boost for the Anglesey economy during the economic downturn and will strengthen small businesses locally looking to capitalise on the likely opportunities in the energy sector going forward.

The skills being developed here together with those at the fabrication training centre in Llangefni mean the local workforce will offer the skills needed by companies in the energy sector

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Aug 20, 2012
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This is great news for some of our young people from North Wales , but how many apprenticeships will be offered to the young people of Anglesey and how many [moderated: offensive word] will have had their noses in the trough before the money gets to where it's suppost to be going? Particulary with a [MODERATED], like Anglesey.

Aug 15, 2012
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