Apprentice Graduation Kent & Medway
The Apprentice Graduation is the county's annual ceremony recognising the incredible achievement of our apprentices. The graduation ceremony is free to graduates and recognises apprentices at all levels. It provides a wonderful and important opportunity for apprentices to be recognised equally to their peers undertaking other forms of education and training, including university graduates.
The inaugural Kent and Medway event was held in 2019 at Rochester Cathedral. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the 2020 graduation ceremony held on 2nd October 2020, was a huge success and a national first as a virtual event. Plans are now under way for the next event which will be a further improved and more interactive virtual as a event planned for 8th October 2021.
Employers and providers can nominate and register apprentices for the graduation via our easy process of initial nomination via our Registration page. Apprentices should confirm with their provider and employer if they are self-nominating.
Partners & Sponsorship
The Apprentice Graduation Kent and Medway is a partnership initiative. It is managed by a collaborative working group as detailed at Our Partners. The ceremony is a unique event in the county's education calendar and is enabled by the support of the partners and a wide range of sponsors including employers, providers and other agencies.
We are looking for sponsors to pledge an annual amount of £500, £1,000 or £1,500+ in support of the 2021 ceremony, as detailed in our Sponsors' Pack. If you would like get involved with the event or become one of our highly valued sponsors please get in touch via the Contact form. We are happy to add sponsors up to a month before the event on a tailored rate basis.
What is this event?
A graduation celebration for apprentices who have successfully completed and achieved their Apprenticeship Standard.
Why should you attend?
As an apprentice, employer or provider take the opportunity to be recognise and celebrate apprenticeship achievement.
Who can be nominated?
Any apprentice who has completed their Apprenticeship, at any level or discipline, between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021 and is either Kent and Medway based or has a Kent and Medway based provider.
Who can nominate apprentices?
Applicants can be nominated by their employer, apprenticeship provider or in exceptional cases can self refer. Nominations will be verified. Places are available on a first come, first served basis.
NOTE: When nominations are made it’s essential that all parties involved, apprentice, employer and provider are informed.
Apprentice Graduate Package 2021
We accept that a virtual graduation can't totally replace a face to face event, so for 2021 we have worked to ensure that the event can feel genuinely 'live' by hosting it on the innovative and interactive Remo conferencing platform.
This will ensure apprentices, friends and family members, employers and providers can celebrate the amazing apprenticeship achievements of the county's apprentice graduates in the best and safest way possible this year.
The celebration is fully inclusive and all apprentices can be part of this event from Level 2 to Level 7 degree apprentices! All successfully registered apprentices will receive the following package to help make it that bit more special.
Invitation to the 'live' virtual graduation ceremony hosted on the Remo platform.
Optional places at the 'live' graduation for friends and family.
Commemorative printed version of the event brochure featuring all graduate names.
Graduation certificate naming apprentice, apprenticeship and employer.
Commemorative graduation mortar board tassel and 2021 year charm.
MP4 download of the Remo Event Graduation video.
Official Apprenticeships pin badge.
10% discounted graduation memorabilia via our partner Graduation Attire.
Exclusive code will be emailed to registered graduates after 1st September 2021
Check out our partner Graduation Attire for a wide range of graduate products and memorabilia.
Key Apprentice Graduation Facts 2019 & 2020
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Training Provider Organisations Participated