Vince Hanley, Service Director for procurement, Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC, leaves his role as head of SEWSCAP with praise for the successful Y Prentis scheme

 “Y Prentis has contributed in a massive way to Community Benefits and the 21stCentury School Programme. Mandy and the team at Y Prentis have taken the creation of sustainable employment and skills to a new level, it has been of huge value.

Their work shouldn’t be underestimated; the Y Prentis shared apprenticeship scheme has really helped SME’s and encouraged them to get involved. The challenging nature of construction means the flexible ‘shared’ benefits of the scheme enables employers to meet the peaks and troughs of their work load.

It’s not just about achieving a full apprenticeship; it’s about giving young people the skills and confidence to get sustainable jobs.    

The Y Pentris shared apprenticeship scheme has provided a valuable solution to apprentices within the 21st century schools programme. It gives SME’s all the necessary support to take on apprentices and has been a breath of fresh air.”

Mandy Summers, Y Prentis Programme Manager, said “I would like to wish Vince all the best for the future he has given Y Prentis incredible support since the start of the scheme.”