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6th September 2019

Bro Radio volunteer nominated for Apprenticeship Awards Cymru

BY: Nathan Spackman

Bro Radio volunteer Kane McMahon has been shortlisted for an award at this year's Apprenticeship Award Cymru, the annual celebration of outstanding achievement in training and apprenticeships.

Thirty-four finalists in a dozen categories are in the running for the prestigious awards, which showcase the successes of the best learners, employers, tutors and assessors in Wales who have excelled in contributing to the development of the Welsh Government’s traineeship and apprenticeship programmes.

Kane McMahon presents the Local Music Show on Bro Radio and joined the station in June 2018, as part of an apprenticeship programme through the People Business Wales.

Kane McMahon in studio one at Bro Radio

Kane moved to Barry from Luton with his mum shortly after completing his studies at Barnfield College. The move caused some health issues for Kane as he became anxious, isolated and lost his self confidence.

Through the People Business Wales, Kane started on the Prince's Trust Team Programme, before progressing onto the Traineeship Level 1 Employability programme in June.

Kane achieved the Prince's Trust Level 1 Award in Personal Development and Employability, as well as completing a two week work taster placement at Waitrose, followed by a placement at Bro Radio for 2 days a week over 12 weeks.

After enjoying his time at Bro Radio, meeting new people and rebuilding his confidence, Kane continued with the station going onto present Local News and the Local Music Show, more recently becoming the 'Head of Music' at the station.

Bro Radio's Operations Director, Nathan Spackman said "From day one Kane was enthusiastic and took every opportunity he was given. He fitted straight in and over the last year has become a vital part of the team. We were delighted when we heard Kane had been shortlisted for this award and wish him the best!"

Kane McMahon said "When I moved to Wales last year I never thought I'd experience so many things in such short time. I'm honored to be a finalist in this years awards, and I'm grateful for everything that has happened. I've faced and overcome my anxiety and confidence issues and that's all thanks to The Peoples Business Wales, Bro Radio and Waitrose."

The winners of the Apprenticeship Award Cymru will be announced at a ceremony at at the new International Convention Centre Wales in Newport on October 24.

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