Staffordshire’s apprentices graduate

Group shot newsroomApprenticeships play an important role in growing our local economy, and are also the first step in many young people’s careers. Teaching key industry skills that our employers need, they provide the training to set people on the right path to quality jobs. Anyone who completes an apprenticeship should be very proud of their achievements and take it as a great reason to celebrate.

And, staying with celebrating, we’ve just held the Apprenticeship Graduation ceremony, a day for apprentices to take centre-stage and graduate from their schemes in full robes and regalia. This is the second year we’ve held such a celebration and over 120 apprentices turned out to receive their certificate, along with their families, friends, training providers and employers.  It was also great to see lots of our top employers there who are helping to highlight the benefits of taking on an apprentice, including JCB, KMF, Leoni Wiring and the Francesco Group.

Future engineers, teachers, retailers, business leaders, and IT specialists, to name but a few, all graduated and are now ready for the next step of their careers. You can watch a short video of the apprentices enjoying their day here. People can also find out more about apprenticeships at, and a short video from the day can be seen here on YouTube.

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