Babington Graduation Day 2017

Posted by: Mia Lewis Post Date: 23rd November 2017

We would like to say congratulations to all those who came together for Babington’s graduation earlier this week. It was an excellent day as apprentices attended with family and friends to celebrate their success and receive their qualifications, which varied across levels 3 to 5.

The day commenced with a speech from CEO Carole Carson, who took great pride in congratulating all graduates and reminded us of how apprenticeships do provide a true alternative to university and that everyone should be extremely proud of their achievements.

Graduation day 2017

This was followed by Michael Platt, Learning and Development business partner at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), who explained how they have addressed public sector goals for new apprentices. He expressed how important it is for them to focus on having meaningful roles within the organisation for apprentices.

Ross Davenport

We were also lucky enough to be joined by local Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport, who awarded the graduates with their certificates. He also shared his inspirational journey to becoming a successful athlete, which took him to the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, where he won gold! The moral of his story being that “extraordinary things can happy to ordinary people” but “if you only put in 99% effort, you’ll 100% fail”.

Julian Healy, Level 4 Financial Accounting apprentice at Boots, spoke about the benefits he has found through taking the apprenticeship route, after first trying university. He has now decided on the career path he’d like to take and has even had the opportunity to work in new locations while completing his apprenticeship.

We were joined once again by professional photographers, Flashbash, who took individual photos of the graduates with their scrolls, as well as with family and friends. These photos can be seen on their website, here. You can check out other photos captured on the day, as well as those taken in the photo booth in our Facebook album, here.

Everyone at Babington would once again like to congratulate all the graduates of 2017, and wish you all the very best of luck as you take the next steps in your career!

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