May 29th 2015

Derbyshire Apprenticeship Graduation 2015 – The Roundhouse

On Thursday 28th May, 3aaa collaborated with a range of Derbyshire’s local education providers, training providers, businesses and local authorities to celebrate the achievements of Apprentices across the county.

The Derbyshire Apprenticeship Graduation, which was hosted by The Roundhouse in Derby proved to be an excellent day with over 100 Apprentices receiving their graduation certificates in front of their proud families and friends. Several 3aaa Apprentices were also involved in the ceremony as a celebration of all of their hard work and achievements.

We were joined at the event by a range of different providers such as Derby College, Chesterfield College, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire), Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, The Derbyshire Network, EMFEC, University of Derby and D2N2 LEP.

Alongside all of the above sponsors, local businesses came together with local figureheads in the community to celebrate not only the Apprentices who were graduating but also the Apprenticeship scheme as a whole and the impact that it has on Derbyshire and the county’s thriving industries.

At the start of the day, 3aaa were present at the event’s ‘Provider Market’ and spoke to local businesses and organisations about what we do and how we offer life changing opportunities to young people as well as helping to transform businesses. During this part of the day, guest speakers included Peter Richardson (Chairman of D2N2 LEP), Michael Nicol (Head of Employer and Delivery Services at the SFA) as well as local SME business owner James Blick (MD at the Finesse Collection). All of the guest speakers spoke fondly about the effect that young Apprentices have in helping to progress and transform a range of different businesses.

Then came the ceremony itself where the Apprentices were invited up to the stage one by one to receive their certificate in front of families and other guests.

Peter Richardson, Chairman of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership said “The Apprentices who graduated yesterday are a celebration of what Employers and training providers can accomplish together, when working with engaged, passionate young people”.

Rob Collins, Marketing Executive for 3aaa said “The graduation was an excellent day for everyone involved. It was great to see a range of different providers, businesses and organisations come together to celebrate Apprenticeships and to see how passionate they are about them and the life changing opportunities that they bring. We were also proud to see some of our own Apprentices graduate in which was the very first Apprenticeship Graduation for Derbyshire”.

Congratulations to all of the Apprentices involved! More pictures will follow in the next couple of days.

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