York Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony 2017: A celebration of business talent in the city.
Over 100 apprentices will be graduating at the 7th York Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony, York Grand Opera House on the 8 November 2017. The event is to celebrate the achievements of young people and adults who have successfully completed their apprenticeship qualification and training. They will all receive a certificate presented by The York Guilds.
Thirty five young people, adults and employers are also in the running for the 2017 York Apprenticeship Awards to be presented on the same night. Co-ordinated by City of York Council’s Skills Team, the awards were first introduced three years ago to recognise the individual and business benefits and excellence in the city’s apprenticeship landscape. A panel of independent judges have whittled down the shortlist for five categories:
- Apprentice of the Year Under 25 (smaller business)
- Apprentice of the Year Under 25 (Larger Employer)
- Apprentice of the Year Over 25
Smaller Employer of the Year and Larger Employer of the Year
Julia Massey, City of York Council Skills Team, said: ‘The nominations show the richness and diversity of apprenticeship talent in York. It highlights how apprenticeship training is supporting the career development of both new recruits and existing staff as well as the growth of York businesses, both large and small.’
Finalists for Employer of the Year are Acorn Finance, Fera Science Ltd, Garbutt & Elliott LLP, Gear 4 Music, Prospect Health and The Smiles Room (Dentist Practice). Finalists for the Over 25s category include staff working in agriculture business management and the health and care sector and the finalists in the Under 25s category include new recruits working in accountancy, electrical engineering, cheffing, digital marketing, science laboratories, front of house, business admin, stone masonary, IT software and dental nursing.