APPRENTICES have received awards at Warwickshire College’s first graduation ceremony.
Students from local and national businesses including dental nursing, bricklaying and engineering received their scrolls at the recent ceremony.
Daniel Paré from Warwick was one of those who won an award at the graduation. He received the Service Industries Outstanding Apprentice Award after completing an apprenticeship with Warwickshire County Council’s public health team, where he now has a permanent job.
The 20 year-old said: “I did well at school but I didn’t feel that A-levels or university were the right path for me, that’s why I chose to do the apprenticeship and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.”
College principal Angela Joyce said the ceremony was the start of many.
She added: “We are extremely proud to be the largest college provider of apprenticeships in the midlands, with over 2,000 apprentices training with us every year. The graduation has been the culmination of our long-held ambition to recognise and reward apprentices in the same way as those who have studied for a degree.
“We will be holding apprenticeship graduations every six months to ensure all our apprentices can graduate.
“Congratulations to all of the apprentices who were recognised, we are extremely proud of them and wish them the very best for the future.”
Visit www.warwickshire.ac.uk/apprentices to find out more about apprenticeships.