Bronze Award for Cymoedd Plumber

A Coleg y Cymoedd learner has secured a Bronze Award at this year’s Skills Competitions Wales Construction sector 2018/2019. Skills Competition Wales aims to raise the profile of skills in Wales and offers learners, trainees and apprentices in Wales a chance to challenge, benchmark and raise their skills by taking part in competitions across a range of sectors.

Jamie Richards, 20 from Aberdare is currently studying on the City & Guilds 6035 Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing course at the Aberdare campus with his sight set firmly on a Plumbing apprenticeship. The competitors were assessed on a challenging criteria which included Working Safely, Interpreting drawings and pipe details, Measuring, fitting and installation requirements, Measuring, marking out and cutting copper pipework, Bend and joint quality, Plumb & level, Testing pipe work for soundness and Efficient use of materials.

Commenting after receiving his award Jamie said I am really happy to have achieved this award, I am enjoying the course and my time at Coleg y Cymoedd. I want to say thank you to Steve, Mal and Bryan for their continual support and encouragement. I finish my Level 2 in June and hopefully I’ll be able to get an Apprenticeship and achieve my NVQ.”

Jamie’s tutor and Campus Co-ordinator for Construction at the Aberdare campus, Steve Robbins said” This is a fantastic achievement for Jamie, the hard work and high standards he demonstrates in the workshop have been recognised in this competition. The Skills competition is important to all learners and gives them something to aspire to. Having this award and being able to put this on his CV will allow him to stand out when going into interviews for employment, this recognition will build his confidence and allow him to believe in his own ability”.

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