Skills Minister applauds apprentice graduations

Gowned apprentice meets Skills Minister

Gowned apprentice meets Skills Minister

Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, has shown his support for the first national graduations for apprenticeships. A celebration usually withheld for university graduates, this is yet another step towards making apprenticeships the ‘new norm’ for young people in the UK.

Business apprenticeship body, Skills CFA, is hosting the ceremonies, which will take place in London and Birmingham this June and July.

Minister Matthew Hancock said: “Graduation ceremonies for apprentices and their families rightly celebrate the success of apprentices and give them the same level of recognition as those gaining bachelor degrees. This year’s Apprenticeship Week showed that Apprenticeships deliver and are fast becoming an asset for businesses that want to grow and succeed.”