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Kai on the road to a degree thanks to Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor

Kai Tudor returned to college to talk to current engineering students about his degree apprenticeship

Kai Tudor is on the road to gaining an Engineering degree, having been fuelled on his journey by Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor.

Recently, the 20-year-old from Cricieth returned to his former college campus to talk to current students about the benefits of studying a degree apprenticeship.

Kai started his journey towards Higher Education while he was still at school, completing the Level 1-2 General Engineering course offered by Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor as part of its 14-16 provision.

He progressed to complete the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at the CaMDA Dolgellau campus in 2022.

Kai now works in the Intelligent Transport Systems department of the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent (NMWTRA), combining his employment with a fully-funded degree apprenticeship through Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and Bangor University.

He has completed the first two years of his Applied Electrical / Electronic Engineering Systems Degree at Coleg Menai’s Llangefni campus, and recently returned to Dolgellau to talk to Level 3 learners about the benefits of following in his footsteps.

Kai said: “The North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent is responsible for managing, maintaining and improving the strategic road network in North and Mid Wales on

behalf of the Welsh Government.

“I have been involved in electrical asset maintenance, industry events and exciting projects to bring our 670 miles of trunk road and carriageways and tunnels up to standard, and ready for the future.

“The apprenticeship scheme is set up so that young people like myself can gain experience, qualifications, industry contacts, and a salary with no student debts, and it prepares you for a future career in engineering.”

Emlyn Evans, engineering lecturer at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Pwllheli and Dolgellau campuses, said: “We are proud to have our past students come back to visit us to share with us their progress and development in the field of engineering after they complete the course.

“It also gives our current students a taste of the opportunities that are out there in the real world of work.”

He added: “We thank Kai for giving his time and also to NMWTRA partnered with Cyngor Gwynedd’s Apprenticeship scheme for allowing Kai to spend time with our students to inform them of this great opportunity.

“We can now celebrate Kai as another past student who has successfully progressed their career in engineering.

“At Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor are proud to provide students with a great foundation to support their progression into the world of work and the engineering industry.

“The students from the Hafan and CaMDA Engineering campuses have progressed in many directions. Some have gone to universities to further their specialist areas in motorsport, civil and mechanical disciplines, while others have progressed into full-time employment or have received an apprenticeship with renowned companies such as Rolls Royce Aero Engines, Ryanair Engine Maintenance and Rehau Ltd.”

If you are interested in studying General Engineering at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, please contact For more on the range of engineering courses offered by Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, click here.