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Small businesses apprentices celebrated at Surrey County ceremony

The achievements of higher and advanced apprentices were celebrated at the third Surrey County apprentice graduation ceremony last week.

More than 200 graduates gathered in Guildford Cathedral in their gowns and mortarboards. They were awarded a ceremonial medal and certificate, having completed training that took between 12 months and four years.

The graduation event was organised by Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Surrey County Council and the Association of Learning Providers (ALPS).

Anne Milton MP, Guildford said: “This ceremony is a key part of promoting the National Apprenticeship Programme” and thanked all parties involved for putting it together.

Special thanks was given to FSB for awarded all apprentices with a free membership to FSB at entry level known as FSB Connect Membership.

“Apprenticeships bring considerable value to organisations, employers, individuals and the local economy.

“Businesses across the country are increasingly realising the enormous benefits that apprenticeships create, not only in terms of developing a highly-skilled workforce but also by boosting productivity and staff retention.”

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