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2023 Apprenticeship Awards

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

Hospitality

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Gareth Roberts

Trearddur Bay Hotel About Gareth Roberts
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Apprentice of the year - Hospitality

Gareth Roberts

Trearddur Bay Hotel

Gareth has been promoted to assistant bar manager at the Inn at the Bay since completing BII Hospitality Foundation Apprenticeship (Level 2).

Having worked at Trearddur Bay Hotel for four years, he opted for the qualification to develop himself within the company and obtain his Personal License.

Through hard work and dedication, he became one of the first learners to complete the new qualification on time despite the challenges of the pandemic and now wants to progress to Level 3 apprenticeship.

Given extra responsibilities, Gareth continues to learn and train new staff members in his department. He has adapted well to the pressures of being a new dad and leading a team.

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Jack William Quinney

Sage Kitchen About Jack William Quinney
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Apprentice of the year - Hospitality

Jack William Quinney

Sage Kitchen

Chef Jack believes he has found his true vocation in work-based learning. He completed his entire apprenticeship framework ahead of time shortly after deciding that university was not for him.

Following a Foundation Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery, delivered bilingually, he has now started a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

A Welsh speaker, he was appointed an Apprenticeship Ambassador for Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and the National Training Federation for Wales in 2022 and has been featured in video cookery demonstrations to promote the use of the language in the workplace.

Jack began his apprenticeship journey at Sage Kitchen in Menai Bridge but now works for Sheeps and Leeks restaurant in Caernarfon.

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Victoria Mylchreest-Jones

Myddleton College About Victoria Mylchreest-Jones
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Apprentice of the year - Hospitality

Victoria Mylchreest-Jones

Myddleton College

Victoria has gone from a full-time mum to catering manager at Myddleton College in Denbighshire with the assistance of a Foundation Apprenticeship in Food Production and Cookery (Level 2) and lots of hard work.

Starting work at the college in May 2021 as a kitchen assistant, she enrolled on her apprenticeship in February 2022 and completed it six months later whilst working full time and making time for her family. Being dyslexic, she adapted her way of working to achieve her qualification.

Victoria is now combining an Apprenticeship in Hospitality, Leadership and Supervision (Level 3) with running a busy kitchen, which caters for more than 200 students and special events. Her employer describes her as “an inspiration”.

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Snowdonia Hospitality & Leisure Ltd

We’re an award-winning family-owned hospitality business with 3 hotels based in Betws-y-Coed - the Waterloo Hotel, Royal Oak Hotel and the Stables Lodge as well as the unique venue of Y Stablau, our interpretation of a modern-day inn at the heart of the village.
With a heritage that spans over 50 years we’re thoroughly established in the DNA of Snowdonia’s hospitality scene. Through innovation, investment and community commitment, our people have been exceptional in making sure we welcome our guests and our c150 team members into an environment where genuine hospitality comes first.
We’re proud of our many industry awards, but most of all, we’re proud of our people who have made us the success we are today. We’re continually on the lookout for talented passionate people who want to work in a dynamic & rewarding industry and tell the evolving story of hospitality in North Wales.

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