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2022 Apprenticeship Awards


The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Award


About the award

To qualify for the Apprentice of the Year - Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol apprentices must have completed part of their apprenticeship in Welsh, reflecting the reality that the ability to communicate effectively in a Welsh speaking workplace is essential to business life in North Wales.

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Congratulations Delyth, Apprentice of the Year, Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaeuthol!

Delyth worked at Cyngor Gwynedd on a temporary contract during her apprenticeship. Described as always very conscientious and hardworking, Delyth started with the Level 3 Diploma apprenticeship and after completion, continued on to the Level 4 Diploma. Her assignments were submitted bilingually with the majority being Welsh.

During lockdown and especially during the early days of the pandemic, Delyth really stood out and stepped up to the challenges. She was one of a small number of staff members who went into the council office, she kept things running by transferring calls to colleagues at home, processing final payments and invoices for suppliers, and critically sourcing PPE for Council key workers and helping to coordinate deliveries.

Throughout the whole process Delyth would always attend her online apprentice/assessor meetings with a smile and enthusiasm.

Upon completion of her course in February 2021 and in recognition of all her hard work and effort in the job role, Delyth was given a permanent contract by her employer. Her employer said that Delyth was a very worthy candidate.

Message from Delyth’s employer said:

“Very deserving”

Delyth has been a prominent member of the Team; during the lockdown period; she was the only one amongst us who would go into the office; and she managed to complete her own work as well as helping several individuals within several different Council services. She hasn’t complained about the extra work, although I am aware that the situation (covid) has caused her stress.

Sponsored By

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol is leading the development of Welsh-medium and bilingual education and training in the post-compulsory sector in Wales. The College achieves this by working in partnership with universities, further education institutions and apprenticeship providers to develop Welsh-medium and bilingual education.

The Welsh Government has set the ambitious goal of creating a million Welsh speakers by the year 2050. Post-compulsory education and training will play a key role in ensuring that this target is met.

Recently, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has extended its responsibilities to the post-16 sector, at the heart of that, is the Welsh-medium Further Education and Apprenticeship Action Plan. Our remit includes supporting Colleges to appoint bilingual staff to education in the priority areas of Health and Care, Childcare and Public Services. As part of the work we commission and develop resources, provide promotional grants for social events and activities as well as supporting a national ambassador scheme to encourage and influence learners to continue to study elements of their courses through the Welsh language.