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HRH Prince Charles

His Royal Highness Prince Charles came to visit Merthyr Tydfil to help celebrate The Prince’s Trust 40th Anniversary. The event was held at Central Beacons Mountain Rescue (CBMRT) in Dowlais.  Taking part in this event was learners from both our Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd Prince’s Trust Teams. It was a bright and sunny day for our teams…

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Employer’s have their say!

It’s time for host employers to have their say! Employer Voice Survey 2016 taking place this month.

Prince’s Trust Team 6 Pontypridd head for the Beacons

It has been a busy action packed week for our Prince’s Trust Team 6 Pontypridd group of Learners, they have been in the very capable hands of Antur Outdoor Recreation, together with their Team Leaders Lee & Cerian, spending time in the fabulous Brecon Beacons National Park. Oh what a life! Here’s a selection of action shots…

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McDonalds Merthyr sponsor Learner of the Month

Prince’s Trust Team 5 visit McDonalds in Merthyr Tydfil as our Sponsor for Leaner of the Month – Many Thanks!!

Charity of the Year Visit 2015

On Thursday evening 8th October 2015, the Team from Central Beacons Mountain Rescue were grateful to receive a visit from Paul Gray and the Managers of Tydfil Training. Paul, CEO of Tydfil Training presented the Team with a cheque for £1,700 which was raised by the staff over the period of a year following various activities…

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Sponsored Head Shave

Last night Central Beacons held a head shave in support of Peter Howells (Central Beacons Chairman) (centre) who unfortunately has cancer. The group consisted of from top left to right Keith Ellis, Richard Terrell, Lee Faulkner, bottom row Kevin Windmill and Arthur Smith.  With the exception of Keith (our own staff member) who collected from his…

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Employment for two

We are delighted to announce that two of our Learners from Merthyr Tydfil, Charley Lambert (pictured) & Joel Braddock have successfully gained employment with a local mediation company through their Level 1 Traineeship Programme.  Well done to you both and of course to Family Matters for working closely with us in partnership. May we wish you all, every…

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Young Learners go “Geocaching”

What is Geocaching? Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques (maps) to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world. The day was organised by our Tutors including our very own volunteer member from the Central…

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Top Marks for Learner in Merthyr Tydfil

For the first time in our recorded history, one of our learners Denise Bove from Merthyr Tydfil has completed her ECDL level two test and received a 100% pass in both parts of the test. A fantastic result, Well Done! “Before taking the test, I felt I would not pass as I felt very nervous knowing I had to pass both parts of the…

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Senior Internal Verifier & NVQ Assessor

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior IV and NVQ Assessor to deliver Apprenticeships in Business Administration and Customer Service across Merthyr Tydfil & Rhondda Cynon Taff.  If you are interested, please contact us for further information. Alison Jennick  01685 371747 / alison.jennick@tydfil.com Applications are now closed for this post.

New Training Centre Opens in Pontypridd

From 1st June 2015 our Pontypridd Training Centre has been relocated to: Unit 7 Maritime Offices, Woodland Terrace, Maesycoed, Pontypridd. CF37 1DZ                     The new building has disabled access, large multimedia training rooms and excellent welfare facilities for learners.   By Bus: There is a NAT bus (105) that…

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Customers feedback from DWP proves a massive success

We would like to thank Job Centre Plus, Merthyr Tydfil for independently conducting a programme evaluation survey with customers who have taken part in various training programmes with Tydfil Training. As you will see from the comments below, customers felt that their time spent with Tydfil Training was beneficial and an enjoyable experience. We would also…

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The Prince’s Trust is coming to Merthyr!

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A message from Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team

One of our staff members who is also a Team Member of Central Beacons Mountain Rescue – Keith Ellis together with his daughter Rachel, successfully completed the Merthyr Tydfil’s half marathon to raise funds for the organisation in March 2015.   Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team posted  “A massive well done to our team member Keith Ellis…

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Pen-y-Fan Trek for Chosen Charity

This week, young Learners and Staff from Tydfil Training in Merthyr joined forces with Team Members from Central Beacon’s Mountain Rescue who dedicated their time to do some fundraising with a sponsored hike up to the highest point in the Brecon Beacons National Park, namely our one and only Pen-y-Fan.   These young boys and girls,…

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An Important day for Tydfil Training

Tydfil Training are delighted to announce that from today April 1st 2015, we are joining our new partners to form B-wbl, which delivers a wide range of Work Based Learning opportunities throughout South and Mid Wales through its contract with the Welsh Government. We are looking forward to close working relationships within the consortia of 10 which include colleges,…

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Visit from Hugh Lewis AM & Gerald Jones Labour

  Good to visit @TydfilTraining and @MTIBUK today with @GeraldJonesLAB. Two companies making a difference locally pic.twitter.com/TSoNHkhPpH — Huw Lewis (@HuwLewis) March 30, 2015

Food Hygiene Course hits the mark for Greenfield School

Following the recent delivery of our CIEH Food Hygiene Course for staff at Greenfield School in Merthyr Tydfil, we received the following message: “I Just wanted to say a big thank you from staff as they said the training was fantastic. They really enjoyed the day and wanted to pass on their thanks.” Rachel Faulkner Deputy Head…

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Learners “Have Their Say”

During the month of January & February 2015, each learner within Tydfil Training will have the opportunity to complete a personal and confidential on-line questionnaire being conducted by MORI on behalf of the Welsh Government called “The Learner Voice Survey”. This annual learner satisfaction survey is part of the responsiveness element of the Quality and Effectiveness Framework and helps us and…

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Children in Need 2014 at Tydfil Training

Staff & Learners have been flat out over the past week with a host of activities to gain funds for this year’s BBC Children in Need 2014. There’s been a sponsored bike ride where everyone has peddled, a luxury Christmas hamper, a raffle including gifts like LCD Tv’s etc. We’re busy getting all the sponsorship/donations in,…

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A Traineeships learner’s journey

My name is Nikola Janufova and I am originally from the Czech Republic. I started secondary school at Cyfarthfa High School at 14 and left when I was 16. After I left school I did not know what I wanted to do, so I took a year out to decide what I wanted to do with…

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Young Learners Visit the Senedd

Our Traineeship learners from Tydfil Training were invited to attend the Senedd in Cardiff to form part of a Skills Academy Wales consortium wide visit during September. It was an excellent turn out with approximately 30-35 learners in attendance. After going through security, everyone had the opportunity to walk around the old debating chamber building and then even…

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Learners set to scare on Halloween

We have heard reports through the grapevine, that our Learners are planning a sneaky scare for us all at Tydfil Training, by joining in with the festivities on “All Hallows’ Eve” this coming 31st October 2014. Staff are looking forward to seeing what Ghastly Ghouls, Viscous Vampires or Weary Werewolves will be lurking around the corner – We can’t…

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Sponsorship for a local Snooker Player

Tydfil Training are delighted to sponsor a local young Snooker Player by the name of Daniel Williams from Merthyr Tydfil. We’d like to wish him every success for the future! My name is Daniel Williams, I started playing snooker when I was 8 years old and I’m now 17, I’m currently studying at Merthyr College. I…

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Many Many Thanks!

I studied at Tydfil Training for 3 months during 2010 at your Bridgend Training Centre. While there, you afforded me the chance to complete my driving test and qualifications. Since then I’ve passed my driving test during the summer, bought a van and advertised for gardening work. I now have my own business (I’m actually turning work down…

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Evolve Exemplar Employer Status 2014

We are delighted to have been awarded the Evolve Exemplar Employer Status 2014 which recognises organisations that demonstrate examples of best practice in their commitment and implementation of equitable and flexible working practices, and who have fostered an environment which has resulted in a positive impact on employees and the business as a whole.   Please…

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“Thank you! as you helped me save someone’s life today”

Dear Tydfil Training, The First Aid course was amazing!!! We couldn’t of had a better instructor! As I left the course and got to the bottom of the street, an elderly lady who was in her 80’s had tripped and landed on her face! She was bleeding very badly, so I ran over to help her and if it…

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Healthy Eating Day 2014

To promote a healthy lifestyle, on Wednesday 13 August 2014 there’s no need to bring your lunch with you or nip down to town to buy that burger & chips you fancy – We will be providing all of our learners and staff an ample supply of healthy snacks to get you through the day, compliments of Tydfil Training – Enjoy!

Staff dress down for chosen charity – Central Beacons Mountain Rescue

It was announced this week that all staff at Tydfil Training would be allowed to come to work on the last Friday of every month in a “Dressed Down” casual manner provided they agree to pay a “fine” by senior management for a chosen charity of their choice. Following a ballot conducted last week, each staff member was given…

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Thank-You! Tydfil Training

I have enjoyed myself at Tydfil Training a lot.  The staff have been a great help and full of support in getting me four certificates within the last 3 months of being there. I have got ECDL 1 & 2, a First Aid Certificate and a Health & Safety Certificate, the most I’ve ever got in such a short time on any course I’ve ever…

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Thanks for all your support!

I would like to thank you and all your staff at Tydfil Training for all the support and training that you have provided during my time with you.  Staff are very friendly, helpful and informative and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with you. I have attended other courses with different providers but none have been as…

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I now feel “Work Ready”

I have come to the end of a 15 week training programme at Tydfil Training that included a 6 week “Work Ready” Programme where I was given amazing help to make my CV look smart and professional. Since my tutor’s help, I have had at least one reply a week which is a huge change to one a month, plus two interviews,…

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Are there any artists among you?!

Merthyr and the Valleys MIND are holding an Art Competition, as part of our celebration of World Mental Health Day 2014, which is being held on Thursday October 9th at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre. In order to be in with a chance of winning £300, you will need to produce an A4 outline of a contemporary…

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Well Done Corrina! from Rehab Job-Fit

I have been unemployed for over a year with no success as to finding a job, when I was referred to Tydfil Training as part of the Rehab Job-Fit Work Programme. I was really low in mood and had lost confidence within myself due to never being out of work and was really struggling to find employment. I was…

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Customer “Employed” after one week with Tydfil Training

We are delighted to announce that a new customer of ours Christan Thomas has now gained employment as a welder after being with us for only one week on the Rehab Job-Fit Work Programme at our Pontypridd Training Centre. Christan was introduced to our Employment Liaison Officer who identified his trade and then matched him to a…

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Careers Wales “Moving On” Event

Tydfil Training’s stand at the Careers “Moving On” Event in Porth Plaza on Thursday 12th June 2014. (left to right) Wayne Barry Employment Liaison Officer, Karen Roberts Learning Support Coach, Lewis Street Employment Liaison Officer.    

UK unemployment rate falls to five-year low

BBC News posted 14 May 2014 The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 133,000 to a fresh five-year low of 2.2 million in the three months to March, official figures show. The jobless rate also fell to a five-year low of 6.8%, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The number…

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Young candidates being Googled by employers

Posted 14 May 2014 by BBC News Magazine Employers regularly Google prospective candidates to learn about their history – negative images and posts are then viewed very briefly, out of context, in a way that can transform something slightly inadvisable into a real obstacle to getting an interview. The head of public policy at the Chartered…

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Keep Wales Tidy

Three people from Tydfil Training in Merthyr braved the amber weather warning for two hours, improving a footpath. Shears, loppers and bow saws were used to clear the overhanging bushes and three bags of litter were removed. Thanks to MTCBC’s Tidy Towns team for getting rid of the rubbish.      

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Tydfil Training raise bumper funds for Children in Need

CHILDREN in Need may have come and gone, but one Merthyr Tydfil group are still celebrating a bumper fundraising haul. Tydfil Training have raised £1,300 by doing a 10k trek involving dedicated staff members getting sponsorship and walking in the cold, chilly breeze on their day off. There was also a cake bake-off courtesy of Sir…

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