Darryl Williams, Programme Manager

Darryl has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction industry as a business, training and apprenticeship manager. He is responsible for the overall management of the programme and works closely with our partner clients, contractors and stakeholders to ensure Y Prentis is strategically placed to respond to present and future challenges. Darryl creates new and develops existing relationships with key industry agencies, training providers and Welsh Government to ensure Y Prentis continues to provide long term, sustainable employment opportunities to support the future employment demand within the industry.

Dafydd Langley-Noel, Assistant Programme Manager

Dafydd has over 10 years’ experience working in the recruitment and training industry. He works closely with construction contractors, enabling the team to move apprentices around different locations to give them quality and quantity of work for professional achievement and to complete their qualifications. He maintains good working relationships with site managers, training providers and the apprentices to ensure programme is easy to access at all times.

Kellie Hobbs, Employment and Finance Officer

Kellie works with our construction partners in relation to recruitment, finance and placement reviews to ensure the smooth running of Y Prentis. She works closely with the Assistant Programme Manager to ensure our apprentices are getting all the support they need, whether that be through initial inductions, providing ongoing advice and guidance or offering post-employment support.

Robyn Marshall, Engagement Officer

Robyn supports the Senior Marketing and Engagement Officer with the delivery of the programme’s engagement activity. She focuses on engaging with schools and colleges across South East Wales, promoting construction as a career path and encouraging a wider range of young people to take up an apprenticeship. She actively promotes our apprenticeship offer, providing ongoing support to our apprentices throughout their apprenticeship.

Kathryn Weed, Business and Support Assistant

Kathryn deals with enquires from both apprentices and contractors on a daily basis and provides ongoing support to the team to ensure the smooth running of the scheme. She also supports our apprentices by looking after the payroll process and offering advice and guidance where necessary.

Lee Thomas, CITB Apprentice Advisor

Lee is a qualified CITB assessor with over 15 years of experience of supporting, mentoring and training apprentices in various trades. He has been with Y Prentis since 2013 and is the first point of contact for all of our apprentices. He carries out regular NVQ reviews to ensure they’re meeting their NVQ and diploma requirements and are progressing through their apprenticeship.