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Faith appointed chief operating officer at training provider

A woman with more than 20 years of leadership experience within the work-based learning sector across the UK has been appointed the chief operating officer at one of Wales’ top training providers.

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Faith O’Brien steps up from a consultancy role to the new position at Welshpool-based Cambrian Training Company, which has regional offices in Llanelli, Holyhead, Colwyn Bay and Builth Wells.

The multi-award winning company specialises in the delivery of work-based apprenticeships, Jobs Growth Wales and employability opportunities across a range of industries pan-Wales. Its core business is in the food and drink and catering and hospitality industries.

After graduating with a degree in medical biochemistry, Faith has spent her career working with respective governments across the UK managing work-based learning and employability contracts.


Speaking about her new part-time role, she said:

“Cambrian Training Company is an organisation that I am excited and proud to work for. It has a great ethos and culture, putting staff, learners and employers at the forefront of delivery.

“I will be working at a senior management level supporting business planning, strategy implementation and overall performance.”

Cambrian Training Company’s managing director Arwyn Watkins said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured Faith’s expertise, knowledge and technical ability. She is a professional well known and respected throughout the work-based learning sector and a huge asset.

“Faith’s appointment is geared to improving the business, making it more sustainable and developing stronger partnership links.”