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Real life stories

Take a look at some real life success stories. 

Support into education, training and employment

Read our real life stories about getting advice and support to find the right opportunities.

Josh’s story

Josh’s careers adviser helped him to apply for an apprenticeship and kickstart his career in engineering.

Olivia’s story

Following support from a careers adviser, Olivia is thriving in an engineering apprenticeship. 

Taylor-Ann’s story

Careers advice gave Taylor-Ann the confidence to apply to her ideal college course after leaving school due to bullying.

Connor's story

Connor found his ideal apprenticeship with a local company after attending an event at his school.

Ffion's story

After finding education difficult, Ffion found success when her careers adviser helped her find a work placement.

Alex's story

17-year-old Alex overcame anxiety to continue with his career plans.

Will’s story

19-year-old Will from Cardiff shares his story of how his loss of hearing hasn’t stopped him from following his ambition to pursue a career in medicine.

Tobi's story

Advice helped Tobi move on and up with his future career plans.

Taylor's story

Taylor’s love of STEM subjects led to an engineering apprenticeship with Wales & West Utilities.

Welsh in the workplace

Read our real life stories about the benefits of learning and using Welsh in the workplace.

James' story

James is one of our Careers Advisers. Find out James' top tips for learning Welsh.

Lauren's story

Lauren is a Careers Adviser who's learning Welsh. Find out how Lauren is getting on.

Luisa's story

Luisa is a Learning and Development Co-ordinator at Careers Wales. Find out Luisa's top tips to learning the language.


Discover how employers are getting involved in schools and supporting students to find out more about the world of work.

EDF Renewables UK's story

Find out how this award winner is encouraging learners to think about their future roles and protecting the planet.

Cottage Coppicing's story

Discover how Lisa helped a young person to develop confidence and skills in woodwork with invaluable work experience at her workshop.

Colette Affaya's story

Find out how Colette's passion for inspiring young people led to a Valued Partner Award for Outstanding Personal Contribution.

Kidslingo’s story

Find out how the owner of this small business is helping to bring subjects to life for learners.

JCB's story

JCB is one of the top three manufacturers of construction equipment in the world. The company has inspired many young people to pursue a career in construction.

Morganstone's story

Morganstone has a strong connection with Careers Wales. As a partner of seven years, they have provided excellent experiences for pupils.

Castell Howell's story

Find out how Castell Howell Foods have been supporting learners to find out about the world of work.

Litegreen's Story

Read how Litegreen show their passion for supporting young people and helping them to develop their confidence.

Charles Owen's Story

Find out how Charles Owen help young people understand more about the different opportunities in manufacturing.

Jacqui Gower's Story

Discover why Jacqui’s commitment to supporting careers learning was recognised at the Valued Partner Awards.

Viridor's Story

Find out more about how Viridor support careers learning and raise awareness of environmental issues.

Real life stories on our Working Wales website

Take a look at more real life stories on our Working Wales website: