8 June 2021

Celebrating city's apprentices and trainees

Apprentices and trainees are being invited to a free 'virtual' graduation ceremony on 30 June. 

The third annual Brighton & Hove Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony will celebrate the achievements of apprentices and trainees of all ages and to showcase the impact of their work within businesses across the city.

The ceremony, which is organised by the Sussex Council of Training Providers and the council, is open to apprentices who completed their apprenticeship between 1 January 2020 and 31 May 2021 and who either live or work in Brighton & Hove.

Traineeship learners who completed during this time are also invited to attend to receive a special commendation.

You can book your free tickets or to nominate someone for an award by visiting the Registration page.

Bookings will close at midnight 22 June 2021 and for further information please email bhapprenticeships@sctp.org.uk.

If you are eligible to graduate your friends, family or colleagues can also attend the online event as guests.

Deb Austin, Executive Director of the Families, Children and Learning Directorate, said; “This is a great opportunity to recognise the achievements of the city’s apprentices and trainees, and to acknowledge the contribution they make to the local economy through their hard work.”

Apprentices will be graduating at all levels from GSCE equivalent to degree and in a range of sectors. There are more than 800 types of apprenticeship job roles nationally in 170 different industries. They include everything from law to graphic design, advertising to electric vehicle engineering, health and social care to teaching and management.

The event which runs from 6.30pm to 8pm will be hosted by former BBC South East presenter John Young and include words of congratulation from the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan MP and the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Alan Robins, followed by a series of special awards to recognise the special achievements and contributions of nominated employers, apprentices, trainees, and trainers.

Award categories

Award categories will cover Employee Contribution to Apprenticeships, Outstanding Contribution by an Apprentice to an Employer, Tutor/Trainer of the Year, Outstanding Achievement on a Traineeship.

A new special Above and Beyond award has been added this year which will recognise the exceptional determination and efforts of an apprentice in the achievement of their apprenticeship through challenging times.


The event is being supported by headline sponsor Greater Brighton Metropolitan College and supporting sponsors Chichester College Group and Face Media Group. The event is also being supported by the South East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network and a range of local stakeholders.

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