08 Mar 2019

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn has reason to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, following his apprentice’s successful first year in post.

Last year, he was the first Police and Crime Commissioner in Wales to employ an apprentice and intern. Apprentices and interns have been shown to add value, provide a skilled workforce for the future, increase staff loyalty and retention, change work prospects and open up interesting new pathways for both employer and employee.

Following a competitive recruitment process last February, Anwen Howells has been working as the Commissioner’s Business Support Apprentice, whilst working towards two NVQ qualifications in Business Administration from Coleg Sir Gȃr.

Anwen said:

“Getting to grips with the complex world of policing was a challenge at first, but I enjoy learning something new every day, and seeing first-hand the impact the Police and Crime Commissioner has on local communities across Dyfed-Powys.”

Dafydd said:

“Internships and apprenticeships provide an opportunity to gain a range of valuable work experience while in paid employment, offer excellent career progression and will allow the force to widen its talent pool. This is a positive step in our journey to train and retain more local staff from across the Dyfed-Powys area. I also welcome Dyfed-Powys Police’s commitment to providing apprenticeships across the service.”

Please see page 7 of our July newsletter for the full story http://www.dyfedpowys-pcc.org.uk/media/5732/july-newsletter.pdf