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CG Ambitions

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Supporting you with your next steps after college

Whether you鈥檙e thinking about going to university, getting a job, taking on an apprenticeship or even starting your own business, our CG Ambitions team can help.

Our team of progression coaches can support with UCAS applications, personal statements and student finance, as well as employability skills such as CV writing job searching and interview tips to get you ready for the world of work.

We also have our very own enterprise champions that can support you on your journey to becoming an entrepreneur, whether you鈥檙e just starting out or looking to grow your business.

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Meet the CG Ambitions team

Find out more about the team and what they can do for you at each campus:

Hannah Cadman

Hannah Cadman

Progression Coach

I can support you with whatever your next steps may be after college. I arrange talks and visits so that you can better understand Higher Education, apprenticeships and employment.

You can drop in to see me at the shop between 10.30am and 11.30am on Wednesdays.

Fun fact: I was chairperson of the skydiving club when I was in university.

Email: hannah.cadman@coleggwent.ac.uk

Rhian Rees

Rhian Rees

Progression Coach

I can help you decide on your future career and how to get you there. From choosing a uni course to CV writing and interview techniques.

You can drop in to see me at the library pod on Monday mornings, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Fun fact: I loved living and working in NYC!

Email: rhian.rees@coleggwent.ac.uk

Hayley Jenkins-Davies

Hayley Jenkins-Davies

Progression Coach

I can help you with UCAS, employability sessions and 1-2-1 career guidance to support with your next steps after college. This might be employment, apprenticeships, training or studying at Higher Education.

You can drop in to see me at the CG Ambitions trailer between 11.30am and 12.30pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Fun fact: I am a fluent Welsh speaker and can speak some German!

Email: hayley.jenkins-davies@coleggwent.ac.uk

Sally Parkinson-Cribb

Sally Parkinson-Cribb

Progression Coach

I can support you with your next steps after college. This might be researching and applying for university, looking for apprenticeships or working out ways to get your dream job.

You can drop in to see me at the CG Ambitions hub on Tuesdays between 10am and 11am.

Fun fact: I’m a self-confessed coffee snob, no instant for me!

Email: sally.parkinson-cribb@coleggwent.ac.uk

Alan Royle

Alan Royle

Progression Coach

I arrange events to support you with your next steps after college, including Higher Education fairs in October, Job fairs in December and Progression fairs in March. I also look after the online sessions that anyone can join across campuses such as university talks, employability support and next step options.

You can drop in to see me at the CG Ambitions trailer in Crosskeys on Wednesdays between 12.30pm and 1.30pm or send me an email.

Fun fact: I once scored a goal against a goalkeeper who went on to play in the old first division (premier league today) and for Wales.

Email: alan.royle@coleggwent.ac.uk

Danielle Hubbard

Danielle Hubbard

Progression Coach

I can support you with all things employability – I offer 1-1s, group sessions and can lead classes on creating CVs, applying and looking for part-time work, help preparing for interviews and offering guidance and advice on thinking about your next steps.

You can drop in to see me at the CG Ambitions trailer in Crosskeys on Tuesdays between 10am and 11am or send me an email.

Fun fact: At the age of 10, I was the youngest person in Britain to swim 10 miles.

Email: danielle.hubbard@coleggwent.ac.uk

Zo毛 Binning

Zo毛 Binning

Enterprise Champion

I鈥檓 here to help if you want to start your own business or grow your side-hustle. I鈥檒l help you to develop your entrepreneurial skills or advise and support you in getting your business up and running. I also provide support on business planning, grant funding, marketing, finance or anything else that will help you take your business idea to the next level!

I鈥檓 a massive advocate for environmental issues. I train weddings, events and hospitality businesses to be more sustainable and eco-friendlier.

Email: zoe.binning@coleggwent.ac.uk

Abigail Bassie

Abigail Bassie

Employer Engagement & Progression Manager

I manage and support the CG Ambitions Team to make sure you have a next step after completing your studies. I work closely with you and employers to create valuable opportunities making sure you get the most out of your time at the college.

I’m originally from Cornwall but have lived in Wales for over ten years now!

Email: abigail.bassie@coleggwent.ac.uk

Employability, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Our CG Ambitions team can offer guidance and advice to improve your employability skills, including:

We also offer support on creating and developing new business concepts and offering links to external organisations to help you get the most out of your experience here at college 鈥 whether that’s signposting funding opportunities, work experience, internships or even industry talks.

You can book 1:1 slots for a more personal approach, ask for a group session, or we can visit you in class (timetable dependent).

See yourself as the next Richard Branson or Lord Sugar?

Both small businesses and large organisations depend on innovative minds and agile thinkers for success. So, as part of your full time course, we鈥檒l look to give you the skills and thinking that makes great entrepreneurs.

This includes:

  • Over 130 industry specialists (guest speakers) coming into tutorial sessions to raise awareness and inspire students to start their own business
  • Entrepreneurship competitions 鈥 including Big Ideas Wales Challenge, Stock Market Challenge, Tafflab Programme (to receive funding and mentorship)
  • Global Enterprise Week showcasing the best in enterprise and entrepreneurship master classes
  • Being part of the Valleys Innovation Project working with real life briefs with a range of businesses and organisations
  • Three tutorial enrichment challenges 鈥 Enterprise and Employability, Community and Citizenship
  • Personal enrichment through CG Extra

At 香港六合彩网 we aim to:

  • Facilitate entrepreneurial ambition and support student businesses at every stage of their start-up journey
  • Encourage the college community to provide an enterprising and supportive environment
  • Inspire students with opportunities to meet and hear the stories of local entrepreneurs
  • Develop and nurture learner capabilities, helping them to recognise and harness entrepreneurial traits they may not realise they already possess
  • Motivate our students to follow their entrepreneurial ambitions and to regard self-employment as a realistic prospect.

Discover more about our impact in our 2022 Annual Impact Review

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