August 5, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Hairdresser Phoebe overcomes dyslexia to star on world stage

TALENTED hairdresser Phoebe McLavy has overcome dyslexia to accomplish her dreams in competitions around the globe.

Phoebe, 20, who works for Morgan Edward salon in Carmarthen, was selected to represent the UK at the WorldSkills International competition in Kazan, Russia, in August, where she walked away with a bronze medal.

She also became Salon Cymru champion in 2018 and a silver medallist at the Global Skills Challenge in Australia earlier this year.

Now she has been shortlisted for the Foundation Apprentice of the Year Award at next month’s Apprenticeship Awards Cymru, the annual celebration of outstanding achievement in training and apprenticeships.

Thirty-four finalists in a dozen categories are in the running for the prestigious Apprenticeship Awards Cymru, which will be presented at a high-profile ceremony at the new International Convention Centre Wales, Newport, on October 24.

The awards showcase the successes of the best learners, employers, tutors and assessors in Wales who have excelled in contributing to the development of the Welsh Government’s Traineeship and Apprenticeship programmes.

Jointly organised by the Welsh Government and the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW), the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru has Openreach, the UK’s digital network business, as its premier sponsor this year. The Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.

Phoebe has completed a Traineeship and Foundation Apprenticeship in Hair at C