27 Mar 2019
On 7th March, a prestigious ceremony was help at St George’s Hall as part of the National Apprenticeship Week celebrations to commend the achievements of Apprentices from across the City Region, who have successfully completed their Apprenticeships during the 2017/2018 academic year.
The graduation style event gave Apprentices from the six Liverpool City Region Boroughs the same recognition that university students receive upon the completion of a degree.
Celebrating a milestone in his career was Jack Parker, 21 from St Helens who has recently completed his second Apprenticeship at St Helens Chamber, this time a Level 3 Business Administration qualification.
“I’ve never been to anywhere as nice as St George’s Hall so it’s really impressive to see the venue that this is taking place at. It’s great to come along to a formal ceremony like this as we’ve all worked hard throughout the whole Apprenticeship so why not take the opportunity to celebrate it?”
The event recognised and rewarded the success of Apprentices and helped raise the profile and standard of Apprenticeships across the region.
Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, who opened the ceremony, said:
“I want to create an eco-system that attracts high quality and highly paid jobs that graduates can move into when they are ready to progress. Apprenticeships are absolutely integral to the economic and social ambitions that I have for our City Region.
“I will always be a champion for Apprentices, for what they’re doing and for the next generation coming in to them.”