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Penarth Apprentice nominated for an award at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru

 

A 33-year-old from Penarth has been shortlisted in the Higher Apprentice of the Year category at the Apprenticeship Awards Cynry.

Natalie from Penarth, completed the Level 4 and 5 Higher Level Apprenticeship in Leadership and Management with Portal, which also earned her a nomination as Learner of the Year (Sport category) at the Portal Awards 2020.

Having worked as an actor in London for 10 years, upon returning to Penarth, Natalie decided to get some more qualifications under her belt. After securing a role with Welsh Gymnastics, she began her higher-level apprenticeships whilst working on some incredible community projects, including one of the most successful female only, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic projects in Wales.

The project, which saw a Cardiff community gymnastics group flourish from just 11 members, to over 130 female members, 10 adult volunteers and 16 young sports leaders, raised the profile of Welsh Gymnastics and even secured future funding.

Natalie said: “The hope was to build a community club that would eventually be run by the community itself. At Welsh Gymnastics, the number of ethnic minority girls now participating in gymnastics has risen significantly and as a result our organisation has built strong partnerships with various organisations including Diverse Cymru, Mount Stuart Primary school and Cardiff Council.”

She added: “I feel honoured to be nominated for this prestigious award. I am thrilled that the work on the project has given so many women within the Black, Asian and Minority Ethniccommunity a voice and an opportunity to change the lives of so many. How lucky am I to have been a part of it! It has certainly enriched my life and I will never forget it!

“The apprenticeship has hugely helped my self­-esteem and has resulted in Welsh Gymnastics employing me once again to work on two further projects, this time in Disability Gymnastics and Early Years.”

Gwawr Booth, Portal Managing Director said: “We are very proud of Natalie and everything she has achieved. She excelled in her ILM qualifications whilst also committing herself to incredibly worthwhile projects. We would like to wish her the best of luck for the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru.”

The virtual ceremony will take place on Thursday, 29th April.

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Having worked as an actor in London for 10 years, upon returning to Penarth, Natalie decided to get some more qualifications under her belt. After securing a role with Welsh Gymnastics, she began her higher-level apprenticeships whilst working on some incredible community projects, including one of the most successful female only, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic projects in Wales.

The project, which saw a Cardiff community gymnastics group flourish from just 11 members, to over 130 female members, 10 adult volunteers and 16 young sports leaders, raised the profile of Welsh Gymnastics and even secured future funding.

Natalie said: “The hope was to build a community club that would eventually be run by the community itself. At Welsh Gymnastics, the number of ethnic minority girls now participating in gymnastics has risen significantly and as a result our organisation has built strong partnerships with various organisations including Diverse Cymru, Mount Stuart Primary school and Cardiff Council.”

She added: “I feel honoured to be nominated for this prestigious award. I am thrilled that the work on the project has given so many women within the Black, Asian and Minority Ethniccommunity a voice and an opportunity to change the lives of so many. How lucky am I to have been a part of it! It has certainly enriched my life and I will never forget it!

“The apprenticeship has hugely helped my self­-esteem and has resulted in Welsh Gymnastics employing me once again to work on two further projects, this time in Disability Gymnastics and Early Years.”

Gwawr Booth, Portal Managing Director said: “We are very proud of Natalie and everything she has achieved. She excelled in her ILM qualifications whilst also committing herself to incredibly worthwhile projects. We would like to wish her the best of luck for the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru.”

The virtual ceremony will take place on Thursday, 29th April.

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