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Congrats Dai Kneath, and the BBC again too!

Once again we are able to announce that Cyfle’s employers and apprentices have been busy accepting awards!

On Wednesday, 11th of March 2015 the annual Quality Skills Alliance awards ceremony was held at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

Huge congratulations to BBC Wales who came to the top in the Employer of the Year – Large Business Category, and to Dai Kneath, former special effects apprentice with Real SFX who won the Creative Industries Apprentice of the year category. Read More

Our Level 3 Apprenticeship gets Ticked!

We are thrilled to be able to tell you all that Cyfle’s Level 3 Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick!

We are the first provider in Wales to be awarded the Tick, which is the creative industries’ outstanding quality mark, setting apart courses and apprenticeships which are not only outstandingly delivered but trusted by employers to thoroughly prepare students for their career. Read More

“I learnt so much in such a short amount of time”

After 11 weeks of intenstive workshops, collaboration and mentoring our Creative Producer Training Scheme has now come to an end.

The focus of the Creative Producer Scheme was to foster core skills for 6 individuals who had the ability to access creative ideas and who possessed strong Art and Design skills. In turn we would harness their creativity, motivating them to become creative producers in their own right with the ability and skills to drive their own IP (Intellectual property). Read More

Rowena is in the local paper!

In late January, the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Julie Rowena Real SFX Caerphilly CampaignerJames went to visit one of Cyfle’s most successful apprentice employers, RealSFX.

Winners of the Small Apprentice Employer of the Year Award at the NTFW Apprenticeship Awards in 2014, she was there to recognise the company’s commitment to supporting young people through its apprenticeship programme, and meet its very first female apprentice SFX technician, Rowena Griffiths-Lewis, 19 from Caerphilly.

And the story made her local paper, the Caerphilly Campaigner! Read More

Creative and cultural sector digital skills boosted

In June 2014, we kicked off one of Cyfle’s most successful projects of the year with a 3-day workshop entitled ‘How to Market your Creative Business Online’.

Over the course of 6 months, over 80 individuals working in the creative and cultural industries in Wales attended 12 workshops in Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Caernarfon with the aim of enhancing their digital skills, as part of a project run in association with Creative & Cultural Skills. This project was supported by the Welsh Government’s Sector Priorities Fund Programme (SPFP) which is part funded by the European Social Fund. Read More

Job for Cyfle Script Supervisor trainee!

Our script supervisors are now out in the real world and we’ve had some good news. One of them, as a direct result of Cyfle’s Script Supervisor Training Scheme course has landed herself a job.

Huge congratulations Caryl Brown, who is now working full time as a Script Supervisor on Pobol y Cwm with BBC Cymru Wales – gold star for you!

She took time out of her new and busy schedule to answer a few questions for us.

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‘Mystery Guest’ drops in

In mid-November the trainees on our Creative Producers Training Scheme (which is being run in partnership with A and O Studios and Cardiff Metropolitan University with funding and support from Creative Skillset’s Skills Investment Funds) met a high flyer in the animation world. BUT… we’ve been sworn to secrecy and can’t tell you who it is!

However, we can share with you what our trainees thought of the experience as well as a few hints and tips that they picked up along the way.

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Baby!

Huge congratulations from us all at Cyfle to our Communications Assistant, Aaron Wyn Jones on the birth of his and girlfriend Kim’s new baby girl who arrived yesterday, the 16th of November!

Welcome to the world Lily-May Jones, and good luck with all those nappies and sleepless nights Aaron!

 

 

 

 

 

Trainee Prop Master joins Cyfle and Da Vinci’s Demons

A warm welcome to Owain Hughes from Amlwch, Anglesey, the lucky man who was chosen as Trainee Prop Master as part of the Cyfle on Set Training Scheme with Da Vinci’s Demons (offered in conjunction with BBC Worldwide and the Welsh Government)
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We ask for 5, we end up with 6!

The trainees with Aron Evans and Owen Stickler from A&O Studios and Chris Glynn from Cardiff Metropolitan University

Following a whirlwind 10 days that we had to recruit trainees, the competition was so strong that the final 5 became the final 6 who were chosen to be part of the innovative Creative Producer Training Scheme run in partnership between A&O Studios, Cyfle and Cardiff Metropolitan University, with funding and support from Creative Skillset’s Skills Investment Funds. Read More

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