MP Visits Apprentices at Cardigan Castle

MP Visits Apprentices at Cardigan Castle

May 15, 2015 0 By AndrewLewis

Ceredigion’s MP Mark Williams visited Cardigan Castle this week to meet the ‘Cyfle Shared Apprentices’ working on the site, and hear more about this apprentice scheme , run by Cyfle.

The Tivy-Side Advertiser Reported :

Cyfle Building Skills has been involved with the Cardigan Castle/Castell Aberteifi Project and Andrew Scott Construction for over a year and during that time, have had up to five ‘Shared Apprentices’ on-site at any one time, gaining a fantastic range experience in every facet of its construction.  The masonry and carpentry apprentices have been involved in helping reconstruct the ancient walls and roofs using time honoured heritage techniques, to the plumbing apprentices using 21st century technologies.

Cyfle Building Skills recruits its shared apprentices from local colleges such as Coleg Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire College.  The Shared Apprenticeship scheme aims to provide a flexible route for apprentices who have undertaken various challenging tasks using skills largely forgotten by todays tradespeople.  Carpentry apprentices have learnt and applied age old techniques, to restore wood Whigs is centuries old.