2024 Apprenticeship Awards

Apprentice of the year

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Congratulations to Carys Beamish


Congratulations Carys!


The nominees for this award were:


Alice Davies

Cater Vets, Llandudno

Alice Davies began a veterinary nursing course during the challenging Covid pandemic and showed her commitment by completing all assignments online to a high standard

Having worked hard to adapt to the changing situation, Alice qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse with merit, her training officer saying she had been an “absolute pleasure” to teach.

Cater Vets work colleague and mentor, Amy Revell, describes Alice as an “exceptional RVN”, saying that her confidence and knowledge grew due to her dedication and passion throughout difficult and testing times.

She acts as an advocate for her patients and colleagues, brings cheerfulness and positivity to the practice and thrives at nursing animals back to health after surgery and illness.

Since qualifying, Alice has continued to take on new challenges and increase her knowledge to benefit patients.

Land based Industies Carys Beamish

Carys Beamish

Cibyn Vets, Caernarfon

Great things are predicted for Carys Beamish who has qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Cibyn Vets in Caernarfon.

Despite her laid back attitude towards revision, she clearly knows her stuff as she achieved more than 90% in each of her written exam results and assignments were completed to a high standard.

Support from the practice and her training officer helped build her practical skills confidence and she completed the qualification with merit.

Carys is described as a great addition to the veterinary team who note her positive attitude, fabulous work ethic and willingness to take on responsibility and help colleagues.

Interested in nutrition, she has achieved pet slimming successes at weight clinics and is the 'go to' nurse for microscopy. “Carys will undoubtedly go on to great things, but is already a brilliant, qualified veterinary nurse,” says head veterinary nurse Cherise Hunt.

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Alexandra Anwyl

Rhianfa Vets, Rhyl

Alex Anwyl juggled family life, work and studying to qualify as a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Rhianfa Vets, Rhyl, where she had previously gained practical experience.

Previous higher education experience helped her tackle the workload and she worked closely with the head vet and clinic owner to implement new strategies. She now helps other student nurses to achieve their dreams at the clinic.

Her interest in the latest animal medical sciences has introduced the newest protocols to the practice and she has applied to Glasgow University to study for a MSc in Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing.

John Hickerton from Rhianfa Vets describes Alex as a “valuable pillar” of the team and praises her compassion, kindness, patience, knowledge and care of the animals and clients.


Award Sponsor

Ifor Williams Trailers logo

Ifor Williams Trailers is a family run business, originating over 65 years ago in North Wales. Since, they have been producing high quality trailers between five sites with over 600 employees, progressing to the UK’s Leading Trailer Manufacturer. Since 1958, the business has grown into a well-established business, and the public have trusted and supported our designs and engineering to continue delivering our reliable and durable products to over fifty distributors in the UK and a growing network across the world. Since 2016, IWT have been proud to sponsor Wrexham AFC and are overjoyed of their incredible success story.