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September 2015

As youngsters start filling in their UCAS forms and visiting universities across the country, the South Wales Argus has been asking local businesses: what do you look for in a new member of staff - qualifications or potential?

In her monthly South Wales Argus column, Acorn's Sarah John addresses the government initiated Apprenticeship levy. Skills shortages is not a new issue for businesses, however the latest Government driven Apprenticeship levy is something we all MUST start talking about if we’re going to influence a stronger economy for Wales and the UK as a whole.

A Rhondda Cynon Taff local has been presented with the prestigious Insurance Institute of Cardiff (CII) and Acorn Apprentice Learner of the Year award. Emma Walters, Insurance Broker at Arthur J Gallagher, has been recognised for her outstanding work at the inaugural, annual Insurance Institute of Cardiff awards for her commitment and progression whilst completing a Financial Services Apprenticeship – Insurance Pathway.

A hi-tech engineering company from Bridgend, which is developing its own young talent to tackle the engineering skills gap with support from Acorn, is in contention to win a major award at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2015.

Staff at the Wrexham branch of UK-wide specialist recruiter Acorn recently showed their dedication to a struggling Kenyan tribe by supporting a charity fundraising evening.

In his monthly Western Mail column, Acorn's Matt Southall addresses the recent Principality stadium branding deal with the WRU.