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Good to meet members of Cyfle up in parliament on the occasion of Youthbuild UK Young Builder of the Year Awards.

Cyfle Building Skills is a Regional Shared Apprenticeship Scheme operating across South West Wales. The aim is to provide a service which supports young adults into sustainable employment within the construction industry, thus furthering their chances of gaining employment and giving them the opportunity to gain an NVQ level 2 & 3.

The Shared Apprenticeship Scheme allows apprentices to complete a full apprenticeship programme by working with a number of different employers, which helps employers who want to support the development of skills, but are not in a position to offer a full term apprenticeship.

Commenting on the meeting Nia Griffith MP said

“The work done by organisations like Cyfle is vital in setting up apprenticeship opportunities for our young people. It is significant however that the building projects on which they are working are largely in the public sector – like school building or the Carmarthenshire Home Standards programme refurbishing council houses. So many of these apprenticeships depend on firms working on construction projects supported by the Labour Welsh Government and Labour-led Carmarthenshire, and these have been the main source of training opportunities to provide people with the skills we need as the economy picks up and construction work in the private sector gets going again.”