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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.

Alex's story

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

Samiha's story

Advice helped Samiha on her career journey.

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.

Rico's story

Focus and motivation helped Rico secure an apprenticeship after school.

Ewan's story

17-year-old Ewan from Prestatyn struggled in college with his career options. Read his story to see how he managed to rethink and stay in education.

Taylor's story

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

Kieran's story

Support with finding a work experience placement lead Kieran to success with an apprenticeship.

Kira's story

Having a back-up plan has helped Kira map out her future career.

Ben's story

Support with training and career planning has helped Ben carve out his future career.


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

Eleri's story

Find out how Eleri Jenkins, winner of the ‘Outstanding Personal Contribution’ award, inspires young people to develop their Welsh skills and consider careers in the digital and health fields.

RWE's story

RWE Renewables become a school valued partner by supporting education business activities in Port Talbot, highlighting future opportunities in the growing renewable energy sector.

DTCC's story

By growing a valued partnership with schools in Wrexham, DTCC can future proof their business, support the economy of Wales and raise their business profile.

Griffiths' story

Griffiths work in partnership with Careers Wales to raise awareness of careers in the Civil Engineering and Construction industries.

HSBC's story

Kim Jones Retail Branch Manager at HSBC Llandrindod Wells, encourages employers to get involved in Careers Wales’ Education Business Exchange. 

Gallt y Glyn’s story

Elin Aaron runs a small family run guest house and restaurant at the foot of Snowdon and believes in supporting local schools. Here’s her story...

Celtic Horizons’ story

Celtic Horizons have been recognised for the work they do in schools to inspire young people about careers in construction.

Anik's story

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, here is Anik Cartwright’s story on how she inspires the next generation of female engineers.

Real life stories on our Working Wales website

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