A celebration of business talent in the city

Over 100 apprentices from across York will be graduating at the seventh
York Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony next week (8
The event will celebrate the achievements of young people and adults
who have successfully completed their apprenticeship qualification and
training. They will all receive a certificate presented by The York Guilds.
A total of 35 young people, adults and employers are also in the running
for the 2017 York Apprenticeship Awards, which will be presented on the
same night at the Grand Opera House.
Co-ordinated by City of York Council’s Skills Team, the awards were first
introduced three years ago to recognise the individual and business
benefits and excellence in the city’s apprenticeship landscape.

A panel of independent judges have whittled down the shortlist for five

Julia Massey, City of York Council Skills Team, said: “The nominations
show the richness and diversity of apprenticeship talent in York. They
highlight how apprenticeship training is supporting the career
development of both new recruits and existing staff as well as the growth
of York businesses, both large and small.”
Finalists for Employer of the Year are Acorn Finance, Fera Science Ltd,
Garbutt & Elliott LLP, Gear 4 Music, Prospect Health and The Smiles
Room (Dentist Practice).
Finalists for the Over 25s category include staff working in agriculture
business management and the health and care sector.
Finalists in the Under 25s category include new recruits working in
accountancy, electrical engineering, cheffing, digital marketing, science
laboratories, front of house, business admin, stone masonary, IT
software and dental nursing.  Millie Rayson has also been shortlisted in this category.

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