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Busy First Month for The Trewythen’s Six New Apprentices

Updated: Jul 12, 2021

The Chartists 1770 restaurant at the Trewythen hotel, owned by Cambrian Training Company has reported a busy first month. Cambrian Training Company is the leading apprenticeship provider to the hospitality industry in Wales, and are hoping to develop a business template that can be used in the future by other towns. Cambrian Training Company’s managing director Arwyn Watkins said: “I am delighted to report that the opening of our new business, Chartists 1770 at The Trewythen, has been very well received and I would like to thank the local community and visitors alike for their support.”

Sixteen full and part time jobs, including six apprenticeships, have been created ‘as part of a £250,000 investment in the new business’. Located at the Trewythen Hotel in Llanidloes, Chartists 1770 is utilising apprenticeships to grow its own staff guided by experienced team members, including executive hotel manager Jo Davies, and husband Nick, who works as the executive head chef. “We are at the start of the business journey and are taking a cautious approach because of the lack of an available workforce and the need to develop staff with hospitality skills.”

The apprentices are working towards Foundation Apprenticeships and apprenticeships in licensed hospitality services, food production and cookery and cleaning supervision skills, which are delivered by Cambrian Training Company for the Welsh Government. “For the next 18 months, our apprentices will get a really good grounding and opportunity to learn and demonstrate their skills and hopefully progress. There is nothing to stop them learning at The Trewythen and then progressing within our network or maybe seeking other future opportunities within the business.”

The new business is located in a Grade II listed Georgian building which has been transformed into a restaurant with seven refurbished en suite bedrooms, each with free Wifi, flat-screen digital TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a range of toiletries. Large, family rooms accommodate up to five people. The Chartists focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients and drinks from Wales, and is especially busy with customers enjoying the outdoor dining pod experience, with steaks and fresh fish proving menu favourites.

The hotel is welcoming bookings and already has some guests booked in for 2022.

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