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Become a Sponsor

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Kent and Medway Apprenticeship Graduation organising partners and supporting stakeholders are delighted to be arranging the fifth Kent and Medway Apprentice Graduation Ceremony. It will again be a full formal prestigious ceremony, which will take place at Rochester Cathedral on 20 October 2023.

Our overall rate cards will stay the same for 2023 and we have some extra options!

Your sponsorship is vital in enabling us to offer the event free of charge to the apprentices.

Our sponsorship cards are set out below and more details are included in the Sponsor Pack.

Why Sponsor?

  • Be part of something special

  • Recognise apprentices and their role during and in recovery from the pandemic

  • Get a head start on the skills agenda

  • Simply celebrate amazing apprentices…

Sponsoring the Kent and Medway Apprentice Graduation Ceremony offers a fantastic opportunity to position your brand alongside a high profile and comprehensively marketed event that champions apprenticeships, skills and employers in the county. More reasons to sponsor!

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Gold £2,000+

Company profile (250 words max) including logo in the event programme

4 free VIP invites to the graduation ceremony

 

Logo and link on the graduation website

 

Logo and recognition as ‘Headline Sponsor’ to be included on final invitations sent to attendees

 

Inclusion in key pre and post event press releases

 

Inclusion in associate social media promotion

 

Sponsor name / brand read out during event proceedings by event compere

 

Optional statement of support quote included in key event press releases

 

Inclusion of logo in first tier on event banners produced

 

Framed certificate of thanks as Gold sponsor after the event

 

Receive 20 hardcopies of event programme

Display our special sponsor or supporter banner on your site and comms

Rate Cards

Silver £1,500

Company profile (150 words max) including logo in the event programme

2 free VIP invites to the graduation ceremony

 

Logo and link on the graduation website

 

Logo on final invitations sent to attendees

 

Inclusion in key pre and post event press releases

 

Inclusion in associated social media promotion

 

Framed certificate of thanks as Silver sponsor after the event

 

Receive 20 hardcopies of the event programme

Display our special or supporter banner on your site and comms

Bronze £750

Logo and brief company biography (50 words max) to be included in the event programme

1 free VIP invite to the graduation ceremony

 

Logo and link on the graduation website

 

Inclusion in associated social media promotion

 

Framed certificate of thanks as Bronze sponsor after the event

 

Receive 10 hardcopies of the event programme

Display our special sponsor or supporter banner on your site and comms

Note: If you'd like to be involved as a sponsor but feel these packages don't meet your needs please contact us to discuss other options, for example our new independent training provider rate from £250, which will include branding in the programme and socials, plus one guest place at the ceremony.

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More reasons to sponsor

Need More Reasons to Sponsor...?

The first Kent and Medway Apprentice Graduation Ceremony in 2019 was a tremendous success, seeing apprentices from right across the county attend to celebrate their completed apprenticeship in front of family, employers and VIP guests. Rochester Cathedral provided an exclusive and prestigious setting. The return to the formal ceremony at the cathedral in 2022 was hugely successful with record numbers of apprentices, employers and training providers all helping create a wonderful occasion for our amazing apprentices.

Our sponsors made it possible for apprentices to enjoy their graduation with no extra costs and free gowning and photography! Be part of this fantastic event in 2023 and show your support for future generations.

The ceremony will bring together apprentices, friends and family, employers, providers, key stakeholders and VIPs from across the county, even nationally, to collectively celebrate the apprentices’ success.

 

The event will help encourage more individuals to consider apprenticeships as a valued pathway to a rewarding career and more employers to enhance their businesses by adding apprentices to the workforce. Parents, family members and friends will also be able to watch the event but also be recorded and available for post event sharing.

Harnessing the combined power of partner marketing platforms including Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, NHS Kent and Medway, FSB, Kent County Council, Medway Council, CXK, KATO, Kent Further Education and the Careers and Enterprise Company, means you will benefit from extensive promotion on websites, emails, social media and direct marketing. Your brand will be at the forefront of the ceremony from our digital launch in February during National Apprenticeship Week, right up to the event and to the end of the year.

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