“I like being able to work with different people across all the HR teams. I have met some amazing people who are great at their jobs. I'm enjoying being able to continue studying whilst working. It sounds cliché, but the whole earn while you learn phrase is true!” – Jasmine Kennard, HR Higher Apprentice.
“I was able to gain a qualification whilst also learning on the job. I feel was the best way to learn because I was able to apply what I was learning to my different placements that I had during my apprenticeship." – Liam Nally, completed a Civil Engineering apprenticeship.
The West Sussex Apprentice Graduation Ceremony takes place at Chichester Cathedral on Tuesday 6th March 2018, during National Apprenticeship Week.
The graduation celebrates and recognises the achievements of Higher and Advanced apprentices in the county, whilst raising the profile of apprenticeships and their contribution to both individuals and employers.
At the graduation apprentice graduands will enjoy:
- Light refreshments prior to the graduation during registration and robing
- A traditional graduation ceremony with guest speakers, photographs and a presentation
- Graduands will receive a certificate and commemorative pin.
There is a business reception for apprentice employers at Cloisters Café at the cathedral which is sponsored by the FSB.
You are eligible to attend if:
- You completed your Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship at any point from the 1 January to 31 December 2017.
- The employer, where you completed your Apprenticeship, is located in West Sussex.
Download your information pack below or email ResourceTeamAllHubs@westsussex.gov.uk to request a copy.Download the information pack here.
To confirm your attendance, book your robe or official photos visit: www.yourgraduation.co.uk/wsag
Graduands will be registered at Edes House from 5pm and then will continue to the ceremony at Chichester Cathedral at 7pm.
If you have any questions or are unsure if you are eligible to attend please get in touch: Apprentice.Network@westsussex.gov.uk.
Sponsors include: West Sussex County Council, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), District and Borough Councils, Chichester College, Crawley College, Northbrook Metropolitan College and Worthing College.
Last year's graduation ceremony:
On Tuesday 6th March 2017 the hard work and achievements of apprentices in West Sussex were celebrated at the graduation ceremony. More than 400 people had recently completed Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships in West Sussex and 65 attended the ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.
Qualifications ranged from apprenticeships in Accounting, Health and Social Care and Supporting Teaching and Learning.
Click here to see what happened on the night.