Four advanced level apprentices from Eastleigh College recently attended the first ever Hampshire and Surrey Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony.
The event was held in the prestigious Guildford Cathedral and celebrated the success of over 180 advanced level and higher level apprentices from across Hampshire and Surrey. The students took to the stage to collect an apprentice graduate medal and certificate.
John Pratt, Head of Eastleigh College Training Agency, said ‘the event was a huge success and rightly celebrated the hard work and achievement of Eastleigh College apprentices and apprentices from across the region. Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular and are now seen as an equivalent and desirable route to a rewarding and successful career – it is vital that we take every opportunity to celebrate the success that completing an apprenticeship brings.’
Izzie Stacey, who completed an Apprenticeship in Business Administration, said ‘The ceremony was a really enjoyable event to attend and I feel very grateful to be recognised for an achievement I am very proud of. I feel completing my Apprenticeship has been one of the best things I have done, and feel excited to continue a career moulded by this.’
Laura Green commented, 'I feel really proud to have completed my apprenticesip - attending the graduation event was really enjoyable and a lovely way of recognising everyone's achievement'.
Sam Martin said, 'I'm absolutely overwhelmed to graduate. It's the best feeling. I'm now looking forward to moving onwards and upwards with my career'.
The list of attendees from Eastleigh College is as follows:
We are delighted to have been recognised by The Times Education Awards for the support we provide to students who need to re-sit their GCSEs after leaving school. The excellent results our students achieved last summer include more than twice the national average gaining a maths GCSE, testament to the dedicated team of teachers who use innovative approaches and techniques to inspire our learners.
Young chefs and hospitality students from Eastleigh College were joined by other competitors from training providers across the south to take part in the southern regional heat of an established national competition. The Major Series 2020, which is organised by Major International in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, saw 50 competitors take over Eastleigh College's three professional kitchens and East Avenue restaurant and work their culinary majic across ten different classes from 'afternoon tea' to 'street food'.