Coleg Cambria celebrated National Apprentice Week recently with various activities being held and student Ethan receiving a prestigious national award.

National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the positive impact Apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy. The college organised many events to promote apprenticeships and engaged with employers and current students about the benefits.

During the week an Employer Breakfast was hosted at Coleg Cambria Deeside and Apprenticeships Zones were held at the Open Events at Deeside, Yale and Bersham Road sites.

Staff visited local schools to promote Apprenticeship benefits, whilst many activities were shared on social media.

The highlight of the week saw Coleg Cambria student Ethan Davies named the UK’s Higher Apprentice of the Year.

Talented engineer Ethan, 21-year-old from Mynydd Isa, Flintshire beat off strong competition to win this prestigious award, sponsored by Rolls-Royce.

Ethan who’s employed by Electroimpact, of Manor Lane, Hawarden as an apprentice Computer Numerical Control machinist recently achieved a medallion of Excellence in CNC Milling at the EuroSkills in Sweden.

Ethan, who received his award at the Semta Skills Awards 2017 gala dinner in London’s Hilton Hotel hosted by BBC presenter Alexander Armstrong said:

“Winning this award was a privilege, and it just shows if you work hard you can achieve your dreams. It’s been amazing few years for me and I look forward to what the future holds.”

Matthew Booth, Training Manager at Electroimpact added:

“Ethan was one of the first apprentices we ever took on and he has made a massive contribution to the company as a result we have taken on five more apprentices working with Coleg Cambria.”

Coleg Cambria Assistant Principal & Director of Curriculum, Nick Tyson said:

“We are so proud of Ethan and all his success with the most recent seeing him awarded the UK’s Higher Apprentice of the Year at the Semta Skills Awards. His Engineering Skills development at Coleg Cambria and Electroimpact will be an inspiration to many others. We wish him all the very best for the future.”

For more information about Apprenticeships visit or contact the team on 0300 30 30 006.


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