Owain grew up in the village of Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, outside Ruthin in DenbighshireHe attended Ysgol Pen Barras and then Ysgol BrynhyfrydOwain works for the Urdd as a Sports Development apprentice with the Events team and also the Sports teamHe's been nominated for his enthusiasm and consistent good workHere's a quick look at how Owain's apprenticeship is going... 

Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship with the Urdd? 

I decided to do an apprenticeship with the Urdd as it offered many different opportunities, and experiences as well as developing different skills. The Urdd has always been a big part of my life as I competein sports competitions and Eisteddfodau and so I've always wanted to work for the Urdd. 

What do you enjoy the most about the apprenticeship? 

Since starting my apprenticeship, I have enjoyed meeting many people from different places of Wales and have made many friends. I've also enjoyed travelling around Wales to do regional and national competitions, as well as attending the workshops. 

What does doing your apprenticeship through the medium of Welsh mean to you? 

Having been brought up in a Welsh speaking community, undertaking an apprenticeship through the medium of Welsh is very important to me as I can encourage and influence the next generation to speak Welsh. 

What are your interests outside work 

In my free time, I love playing and watching Football, playing for Welsh team Cymric in Cardiff, and supporting Liverpool going to Anfield to watch every now and then.

Also, I love hanging out with family and friends. 

In what way has your apprenticeship effected your personal developement? 

Doing the apprenticeship has developed many of my personal skills e.gcommunication, team work, problem solving. Mainly, I think that my confidence has developed and my creative skills have developed after doing many different events and clubs. 

In what way has developing your (Numeracy, Communication or Digital Literacy) skills added to your apprenticeship 

Developing my numeracy skills has been crucial in my apprenticeship, enabling me to analyse data, manage budgets, and understand calculations. Strong communication skills have facilitated effective collaboration with colleagues and communicating ideas clearly 

What do you hope to fo after completing your appreniceship 

Not sure at the moment. For now, I'm keen to stay in Cardiff but might go back north in a few years. 

Briefly describe your duties. 

Being part of the events team as well as the community team we have many important duties. I'm asked to do a few after school and community clubs on Saturday mornings. Within the events team, I have opportunities to travel Wales to help out with a number of different events. 

Describe your apprenticeship experience with the Urdd in 3 words  

Fun, Useful, Experience  

Would you like to add anything? How have you reached where you are? What has been your biggest challenge? 

As part of my three years at university  in Cardiff, one of my biggest challenges was completing final year exams. After I completed my degree, I was keen to discover a job related to sport even though I had done a degree in something different. I think this apprenticeship has allowed me to do something that I enjoy as well and learn a lot of different skills, so I'm very grateful for this.