AN Ammanford company has been shortlisted for an award for its work with apprentices.

TRJ Ltd in Ammanford is shortlisted in the Medium Employer of the Year at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2024.

TRJ Ltd’s training provider is Coleg Sir Gar.

Also shortlisted for an award is Jessica Williams. The Seven Sisters native is up for the Higher Apprentice of the Year for her work at Ysgol Glwg y Cwm in Ystradgynlais, whose training provider is ACT Training.

The awards highlight the outstanding achievements of employers, apprentices and work-based learning practitioners.

Up against them is:

Higher Apprentice of the Year: Jessica Williams from Seven Sisters who works for Ysgol Golwg Y Cwm, Ystradgynlais (training provider is ACT Training), Ellen Somers from Newport who works for Transport for Wales (training provider is ALS Training), and Amy Evans from Pencoed who works for Zimmer Biomet (training provider is University of Wales Trinity St David).

Medim Employer of the Year: TRJ Ltd, Ammanford (training provider is Coleg Sir Gar), Little Inspirations, Pontyclun (training provider is Educ8 Training), and Ysgol Maes y Felin, Holywell (training provider is Achieve More Training).

Welsh Government economy minister Vaughan Gething said: “Apprenticeships motivate and diversify a workforce, offering people the chance to gain high-quality vocational skills and earn while they learn.

“Investment in apprenticeships not only tackles skills shortages and gaps in priority sectors critical to drive productivity and economic growth, but also creates opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to develop transferable skills in the workplace and improve their lives.

“Today’s apprentices will be tomorrow’s specialists, responsible for supporting our country’s vital net zero ambitions alongside the every-day foundational economy and public services we will need to deliver.”

The awards see 27 finalists across nine categories with the winners being announced at the ICC Wales, Newport on March 22, 2024 and have been organised by the Welsh Government and supported by National Training Federation for Wales.