Apprentice employers to be celebrated at graduation ceremony

To celebrate York’s apprentices and businesses, a graduation ceremony will be held at York Minister on November 18th.

Now in its second year, the ceremony aims to highlight the importance and value of apprenticeships to employers, learners and the economy.

It is being co-ordinated by York College, the National Apprenticeship Service and York Business Week, with support from The Guilds of York, City of York Council and a number of leading training providers and businesses.

Anthony Knowles, head of Employer Accounts at the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “Through the York Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony we will be able to celebrate the successes and achievements of our local apprentices. It will give us the chance to recognise the hard work they have put in to achieving their apprenticeship. Also an increasing number of employers in the City of York realise apprenticeships can not only fulfil long-term recruitment needs and increase productivity but boost the local economy too. The ceremony will give us an opportunity to thank these apprenticeship employers for their continued investment and support.”