Plaid AM welcomes new apprentices

Plaid Cymru’s shadow skills minister has praised Sainsbury’s after meeting apprentices at its Rhyl store.

Plaid Cymru’s North Wales AM Llyr Gruffudd said that apprenticeships in all types of working environments were essential to develop young people’s skills and abilities.

The Rhyl store, which employs 300 workers, also delivers groceries as far afield as Anglesey.

llyr-apprentices-sainsburys-rhyl-1Mr Gruffydd said: “It was encouraging to see young workers getting the chance to develop skills on an apprenticeship scheme and also to meet Paul the store manager, who has risen through the ranks from collecting trolleys in the very same store.”

He also praised the store’s community involvement with local charity: “I’m delighted that the money collected from sales of carrier bags, a pioneering scheme developed by the Welsh Assembly some years ago, goes to a local charity. The Create a Smile charity won a public vote to become the local store’s charity for the year and has so far received £10,000.”


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