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Tom Raffield

Tom Raffield

Established in 2008, Tom Raffield Ltd design and make a range of high-end contemporary wooden furniture and lighting that is beautiful in form and practical in function. 

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Buttons Accounting Limited

Accountants

Buttons Accounting Limited provides accounting, book-keeping and a wide range of other services to businesses and self-employed sole traders and partnerships based in Launceston they employ 14 members of staff. Their mission statement is ‘to always provide a friendly, efficient and informative service’ developed with input from each member of staff meaning this is at the heart of everyone’s work.

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Wrigley apprenticeship programme goes from strength to strength

Wrigley Apprentices

Based in Plymouth, Devon since 1971, Wrigley produces well known confectionary brands including EXTRA® and AIRWAVES® sugarfree gums, and SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies.

Established in 1891, Wrigley is a recognised leader in confections. Headquartered in Chicago and with operations in more than 40 countries, Wrigley distributes its world-famous brands in more than 180 countries across the globe.  The company employs around 17,000 associates globally and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated.

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Wesley Ashwell, Professional Cookery Apprenticeship at the Michelin listed Globe Restaurant

WInning an ETBA17 Award

Wesley Ashwell, 19 years old, is currently training for a Level 2 Professional Cookery Apprenticeship at the Michelin listed Globe Restaurant with Rooms in Fowey. Having initially started as a kitchen porter, Wesley asked if could be trained in the kitchen on an apprenticeship. After six months the Second Chef position became available and Wesley was supported through intense training to develop the skills to fill the role.

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Apprentices at The Eden Project

Eden winning an EBTA17

The Eden Project is an Educational Charity based in a disused China Clay pit near St Austell. Since opening they have welcomed over 18 million visitors to their site, relying on a team of over 450 employees and 150 volunteers. 

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Steph Ould Business and Administration Apprenticeship at Cornwall Council

Winning Th EBTA17 award

Steph Ould, from St Austell, has recently completed a Business and Administration Apprenticeship Level 2 working as a Talent and Development Apprentice within the Talent Strategy Team at Cornwall Council. Steph was shortlisted for The Excellence in Business training Awards 2017, hosted by CCB, as Apprentice of the Year (19+ years old), she came runner up in an impressive category.

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Truro Tractors

Agriculture engineering fixing a tractor

Truro Tractors is a family firm, established for over 30 years providing machinery for agriculture, horticulture and the construction industry employing 34 members of staff. They offer servicing and repairs, and provide full training on all machinery, to a local customer base, which spans both Devon and Cornwall.

 

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Chloe George

Chloe cooking

Chloe George is an 17 years old from St Austell who studied at local secondary school Brannel before attending Cornwall College St Austell to focus on her professional cookery career. Chloe explained; “I didn’t always want to be a chef, when I was younger I wanted to be a vet or work with animals but as soon as I started cooking I became really passionate about the industry. I am glad I chose to do catering because I feel I have come so far in such a short time.”

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Pendennis Shipyard Ltd

Apprentices

Pendennis is a world-class and award winning Custom Build and Refit superyacht yard in Falmouth, UK, specialising in luxury sail and motor yachts 30-100m. Pendennis have been operating a successful apprenticeship scheme for the last 18 years.

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Naturally Learning Nursery Apprenticeships

Nursery worker

Naturally Learning has recently refurbished the nurseries and with ERDF funding was able to increase the number of staff and grow the business.

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Due to the nature of the industry, within a nursery environment there is a legal requirement to have qualified staff and a certain ratio of staff to children. With the teams focus on the business and the children, keeping them safe, this can affect the consideration of apprentices.

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