Knowsley apprentices to be recognised at UK’s biggest apprenticeship graduation

Published on: Monday, 17-March-2014

Knowsley’s qualified apprentices are set to graduate at Liverpool Cathedral this year at the UK’s biggest ever graduation for apprentices.

The Apprenticeship Graduation (Liverpool City Region), taking place on 29 April 2014, aims to give qualified apprentices the same recognition that university students receive on the completion of a degree.

Whilst graduations are common place up and down the country for university students, the Apprenticeship Graduation event is unique in being the first for apprentices in the North West region.

Apprentices from all six Liverpool City Region boroughs will be attending the graduation, which is open to all 2012/2013 qualified level 3 and 4 NVQ apprentices. knowsley apprentice

Councillor Ron Round, Leader of Knowsley Council, says:

“The Apprenticeship Graduation is a fantastic event supported by the City Region’s Employment and Skills Board and it’s great that we will get to properly recognise the hard work that our region’s apprentices put in to achieve their qualification.

We are expecting a great turn out from Knowsley’s qualified apprentices and it will be brilliant to see them celebrating with their friends and family.” 

The prestigious graduation will be held over two separate sessions to allow a thousand qualified apprentices to graduate on the day.

Sophie Hunter, a qualified business administration apprentice who works for Knowsley based Fieldway Supplies, says:
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my apprenticeship with Fieldway Supplies. It was great to learn skills on the job whilst also completing my level 2 and level 3 NVQ.
I think the Apprenticeship Graduation is a great idea and I can’t wait to attend the ceremony!”

The 3,000 potential apprentice graduates will be sent a letter, which will explain how they can register for a ticket.