Y Prentis, a construction based shared apprenticeship scheme in south east Wales, has appointed Darryl Williams as their new programme manager.
Darryl joins Y Prentis from housing developer Lovell, who work closely with the scheme to deliver many of its apprenticeship opportunities for young people across south east Wales. He brings many of years’ experience and knowledge to team, having previously worked at CITB for 22 years.
Darryl’s appointment is one of several changes to the Y Prentis team, with the appointment of a Senior Marketing and Engagement Officer and the position of an Engagement Officer being advertised over the next few weeks. Thanks to the creation of these two new posts, the scheme will be able to focus on encouraging greater participation from private developers and SMEs within the valleys taskforce area. By offering more collaboration opportunities, we’ll be able to encourage smaller companies to participate in apprenticeships and provide more opportunities for young people to gain extensive and diverse work experience. It will also allow us to capture more opportunities within the Cardiff capital region, supporting the region’s aspirations and new developments such as the South Wales Metro.
Darryl said: “We have an exciting opportunity to take the Y Prentis scheme to the next level. I believe our scheme has a vital role to play in the regions apprenticeship strategy by delivering long term sustainable apprenticeships and employment opportunities. With the support of our partners, we will play a pivotal role in changing the life chances of the young people in south east Wales.”
Adrian Huckin, Director of Y Prentis, said: “It’s great to have Darryl on board at this exciting time for the team. Over the last six years Y Prentis has gone from strength to strength, delivering high quality apprenticeship support across south east Wales and making a real difference to the lives of young people. We have been able to support more than 100 partners, helping to train more than 220 apprentices and provide nearly 550 qualifications. With the expansion of the team and funding from the Welsh Government, we will be able to continue this great work and provide more opportunities for young people to build a career construction.”