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Real life stories

See how real people around Wales have changed their story.

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Safyan's story

Creative apprentice Safyan says his apprenticeship at ITV is the best experience of his life...

Ellie's story

A childcare apprenticeship is helping Ellie achieve her dream career...

Ben's story

Ben has regained his confidence through starting an apprenticeship...

Sally's story

Apprentice of the year 2018 award winner Sally has achieved a HNC and a career at Tata Steel...

Daren's story

Manager Daren has achieved success through an apprenticeship...

Training support: Paige's story

Getting work experience led to an apprenticeship for Paige…

Kit's story

Kit discovered it’s never too late to turn your passion into a career.

Jacob's story

Jacob is on track to the career of his dreams.

Martin's story

Martin proves that new skills can be learnt at any age.

Zoe's story

Zoe proves that career paths can be followed through life’s twists and turns.

Christopher's story

Funding helped open new doors for Christopher.

Aqsa’s story

A computer course opened doors for Aqsa....

John's story

Getting involved with an Open University course helped John....

Catrin's story

An Access to Higher Education course changed Catrin's story....

Emily's story

Continued learning helps to build Emily's confidence....

Learning new skills: Sara's story

The right training led to full time work for Sara…

Matthew's story

A traineeship and qualifications secured Matt a full-time job...

Rose's story

Adult courses kick-started Rose's learning journey...

Ben P's story

Ben discovered that redundancy was the start of a new chapter for him.

Angharad's story

Angharad won’t let redundancy get in the way of her career aspirations.

Paula's story

Paula proves that age doesn’t have to be a barrier to learning new skills that improve job prospects.

Cheryl's story

Getting redundancy advice helped Cheryl back into work.

Frances' story

A positive attitude and ReAct support helped Frances move on from redundancy.

Redundancy support: David's story

Receiving redundancy support opened new doors for David…

David R's story

David discovered that he could balance work and essential family time.

Erin J's story

Erin is ready for a future in production arts.

Dilly's story

Accessing support to start her own business has helped Dilly pursue a career in beauty.

Nathan's story

Nathan’s dream business idea became a reality during Covid-19.

Huw's story

A 6-month placement changed Huw’s long-term career plans.

Carl's story

Job application and interview support helped Carl progress into his dream career.

Dominic H's Story

Access funding and careers support helped Dominic secure a job during Covid-19.

Mike's story

CV support helped Mike secure a job as a key worker.

Heather's story

Careers support via video interviewing helps Heather plan for her return to Wales. 

Beverley's story

Careers guidance helped Beverley move forward after retirement.

Help with childcare: Chanelle's story

Childcare support and a business start up grant led to self-employment for Chanelle…

Leaving school: Rhys' story

Advice on getting into a job led to permanent work for Rhys…

Work advice: Eve's story

Getting careers advice helped Eve to progress into work…

Imogen's story

Imogen: Studying in sixth form and planning for university...

Ceri's story

Ceri Vaughan Jones is going to university after taking a year out to work.

Begw's story

Begw Rowlands: A year out has helped me plan my future...

Scott's story

Scott Gilmore: On track for a law degree...

Poppy's story

Poppy, 17, stayed on at sixth form to continue her studies and hopes to study abroad next year in the US to start an international career.

Alex's story

Alex's Hughes: The pandemic took a toll on my future ambitions...

Nia's story

Nia-Faith Williams says hard work, being herself and a work placement helped her to build a fulfilling career.

Laura's story

Laura Green left school after her GCSEs and started her apprenticeship two years later...

Dominic's story

At 16 Dominic become a joinery apprentice and by the age of 21 set up his own business. Read Dominic's story...