Hospitality apprentices in Derbyshire received certificates of achievement to mark completion of their studies in one of the UK’s first graduation ceremonies to be organised by their training provider HIT Training.
The event, held at Derby County Cricket Club, celebrated the success of local learners as part of National Apprenticeship Week – a nationwide event designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
The successful apprentices – whose apprenticeships included hospitality, supervision and leadership and housekeeping – received their certificates from Gail Naylor-Kelly, HIT area manager for Derbyshire, and Mike Worley, HIT’s director of hospitality and catering.
They were Michael Keene, of The Old Vicarage; Laura Reid, of Normanton and Village View Nursing Home; Scott Maylard, Elton Adams and Rouzbah Ravanshad, of Da Vinci Facilities; Katarzyna Czartek from Holiday Inn, Derby; and Karen Wade, John Burton and Margaret Walshaw, of Willowcroft Care Home.
Also receiving a certificate of achievement was Sam Skivington, a former apprentice who has now progressed in his career to become a trainer-assessor within the HIT Derbyshire team. Two more members of the HIT Derbyshire team, Lee Graves and Ben Robinson, were also presented with certificates.