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Sep
09
2014

Not one, not two – but four Next Steps 2014 winners!

THE number of construction apprenticeships provided by Carmarthenshire’s award-winning Next Steps programme this year has not just doubled – it’s quadrupled! An unexpected twist rounded off what has been another successful competition. Ammanford’s TRJ Ltd joined the scheme for the first time this year, providing an extra apprenticeship placement as part of the process. But …

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Jun
06
2014

Next Steps 2013 winner tells people to ‘go for it’!

WITH just a few days left until the deadline of this year’s Next Steps competition, last year’s winner Keelan McNicholl-Edwards is encouraging anyone with an interest in the building trade to get their entries in. Entries close this Friday (June 20) for Next Steps 2014, a competition which gives anyone aged 16 and over the …

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Nov
12
2013

Next Steps 2013 Video!

Next Steps DVD cover picture

  Take a look at this Next Steps 2013 video! CLICK HERE

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Sep
06
2013

Thanks to…

With thanks to: All at Tir Einon Respite Centre Social Care department of Carmarthenshire County Council LBS Gwendraeth Valley Tarmacadam Travis Perkins Keith Evans Pontarddulais Garden Centre Llanelli Forge Leekes Swiss Valley Garden Centre TJ Electrical Cuprinol IWEC Electrical Engineering Ltd C&H Fabricators and Welders Ltd Qualitek Engineering Strasdin Joinery CITB Construction Skills During the …

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Sep
06
2013

Project proves what can be achieved when everyone works together

WHILST giving someone a unique opportunity to fast-track their career, Next Steps also involves a community benefit scheme. This year, the boys have built a sensory garden for the council’s Tir Einon Respite Centre, for adults with severe disabilities. Gareth John, Head of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities for Carmarthenshire County Council, said: “This project …

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Sep
06
2013

Llanelli teenager wins Next Steps 2013

Keelan winner

A SIXTEEN-year-old from Llanelli has made an unusual start to his career, by winning a unique construction apprenticeship. Former St John Lloyd pupil Keelan McNicholl-Edwards, of Clifton Terrace, has won the Next Steps 2013 competition, in which four teenagers have battled it out through the summer in a bid to win an apprenticeship with Llanelli …

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Jul
24
2013

Meet the boys…

Osian Williams

Profiles Keelan McNicholl-Edwards is from Clifton Terrace, Llanelli. The 16-year-old has just left St John Lloyd School after completing his GCSEs. He said: “I’m looking forward to it, especially because we’ll be doing something for a good cause. My mother works with disabled people, and I think I’ll be making her proud.”       …

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Jul
24
2013

Thornton wishes this year’s boys luck

LAST year’s Next Steps winner is wishing this year’s candidates the best of luck. Thornton Boswell, of Llanelli, won Next Steps 2012, and has just completed the first year of his carpentry apprenticeship with Lloyd and Gravell. The 17-year-old said: “I wish them all the best of luck. They’re going to have a fantastic experience, …

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Jul
24
2013

2013 community benefit project is announced…

THIS year will see yet another good cause benefitting from the Next Steps scheme. The team will create a sensory garden at Tir Einon, a respite centre for adults which provides short breaks for people with profound health-related needs, based in Llwynhendy, Llanelli. A similar scheme was undertaken last year at Llanelli’s Ysgol Heol Goffa. …

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Jul
24
2013

Four teenagers compete for Next Steps 2013 title

FOUR teenagers from across Carmarthenshire have been chosen to take part in a competition which could see one of them get their career off to a flying start. Jac Tucker, from Carmarthen, Edward Warden, from Capel Hendre, Keelan McNicholl-Edwards, from Llanelli, and Osian Williams, from Tumble, have all been successfully shortlisted for the Next Steps …

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