Liverpool set to host UK’s largest apprentice graduation

Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral will play host to the country’s biggest graduation event for higher apprentices, with over 1,000 apprentices expected to attend.

On 30th July, Liverpool City Regional Apprentice Hub will be hosting the event which hopes to give recognition to higher apprentices who undertook their course between May 2014 and May 1st of this year.

Apprentice Hub organisers fear that not all of its higher apprentices will attend the event, so have put a call to action to all of its recent graduates. Apprentices have till the 21st July to register their attendance for the event.

‘‘It is the government’s ambition, and mine, for it to become the norm for young people to achieve their career goals by going into an apprenticeship or to university,’’ commented Stephen Roberts, board member of Liverpool’s Employment and Skills board.

The ceremony aims to give the same recognition to the graduates that university students would experience at the end of their degree. Over 10,000 people underwent a higher apprenticeship between 2012 and 2013.

‘‘There should be two routes to success that are equally recognised as stretching, challenging and rewarding,’’ continued Roberts.