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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.

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.


Discover how employers are getting involved in schools and supporting students to find out more 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.

Kidslingo’s story

Read about how Kidslingo is inspiring pupils to study languages and consider starting their own business.

Nest’s story

Learn how Nest helps pupils develop employability skills and supports their learning.

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: