Celebrating the city’s amazing apprentices and trainees

The city’s apprentices and trainees are being invited to a free 'virtual' graduation ceremony on Wednesday 29 June.

The fifth annual Brighton & Hove Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony will celebrate the achievements of apprentices and traineeships of all ages.

The event will showcase the huge impact of their work within businesses and the business community across the city.

The ceremony, organised by the council and the Sussex Council of Training Providers (SCTP), is open to apprentices who live or work in the city and complete their apprenticeship between 1 June 2021 and 31 May 2022.

Nominations for awards

To further recognise their successes, apprentices, employers and tutors are being invited to nominate in the following award categories:

  • Employee Contribution to Apprenticeships
  • Outstanding Contribution by an Apprentice to an Employer
  • Tutor/Trainer of the Year
  • Outstanding Achievement on a Traineeship
  • Above and Beyond Award

'Ceremony shines light on great work'

Councillor Hannah Clare, chair of the council’s Education, Young People and Skills committee, said: “Apprentices and trainees carry out extremely important work for a wide variety of businesses, including Brighton & Hove City Council.

“The graduation ceremony really shines a light on this work and is a fitting tribute to not only the apprentices and trainees, but for everyone involved.

“Apprenticeships help people of all ages take the next steps to building their future and create a vital and much-needed workforce for local employers.” 

'They have a huge impact across the city'

Vanessa Potter, Executive Director, SCTP, said: “The impact of apprenticeships and traineeships to businesses and individuals across the city is huge, and we're delighted to invite all those involved in the journey, to celebrate the collective achievements of the city’s apprentices, trainees, employers and training providers, at this exciting event.”

You can book free tickets online at Registration page.

Bookings will close at midnight 10 June 2022. For further information, or to nominate for an award, please email bhapprenticeships@sctp.org.uk.

Sponsors of the event include Brighton & Hove City Council, South East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, Greater Brighton Metropolitan College and Creative Process.

Find out more about apprenticeships and what they offer or email apprenticeships@brighton-hove.gov.uk.