Beyond Housing has celebrated the graduation of 12 apprentices at a special event at Sneaton Castle.
At the ceremony, hosted at the spectacular venue in Whitby and rounding off National Apprenticeship Week, the 12 young people who have completed their apprenticeships were presented with graduation certificates.
A further eight apprentices were awarded certificates to mark the completion of their current levels before embarking on to a further qualification with Beyond Housing.
Nine of the 12 graduates have already progressed into full-time employment with Beyond Housing.
Lucy Patchett, who started her apprenticeship in January 2021, graduated with a LevAccoel 3 certificate in Business Administration. Like several others, she felt the apprenticeship option suited her more than further education at college.
“I did do a year in college but decided that, at that moment in time, it wasn’t the right thing for me, so I opted to look for an apprenticeship. I found it challenging at first, but I’m much more confident now and I really enjoy working at Beyond Housing.”Lucy Patchett
The apprenticeship programme provides local young people with the opportunity to earn a wage while studying their chosen profession at the same time.
“We are fully committed to providing apprenticeships as a means of equipping individuals with the necessary skills and practical experience to thrive in their future careers.
“This graduation event comes at the end of National Apprenticeship Week, which has given us an opportunity to showcase some of the great work they do and the value they add to our business.”Emma Grimes, Employability Manager at Beyond Housing
“ At Beyond Housing, we firmly believe in incorporating apprenticeships into our recruitment and career development strategy. We are thrilled with the outcomes of our recent apprentices and wish them all continued success in their futures.”Rosemary Du Rose, Chief Executive at Beyond Housing