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HTP Apprenticeship College held their graduation ceremony last week, to celebrate the achievements of its apprentices on both sides of the Solent.

This year, the event was held at the end of June at the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth.

HTP Apprenticeship College Principal, Rachel Randall opened the ceremony with an address, congratulating graduates for their efforts.

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A video was shown that highlighted the breadth of Apprenticeships across the Island, Portsmouth and the wider Solent area and the benefits these provide for learners and local businesses and organisations including Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Ryde House, Isle of Wight Council, Bayliss and Booth and Liz Earle.

Achievements of the Level 3, 4 and 5 graduates included:

• Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships in Business and Administration
• Advanced Apprenticeship in Customer Service
• Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery
• Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships in Hospitality Supervision and Management
• Higher Apprenticeship in Management
• Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care

Training Managers Lisa Pilbeam, Mandy Ainsworth, Peter Johnson and Di Kennett gave an outline of each programme of study and introduced each candidate before presenting them with their certificate.

Guest speaker Councillor Donna Jones, Leader of Portsmouth City Council, spoke about the achievements of the graduates and praised HTP Apprenticeship College for the positive impact the company has made to the lives of local people.

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The graduates were joined on the day by their family, friends and employers. Following the ceremony everyone enjoyed refreshments at the venue.

Rachael Randall, said:

“It was wonderful to see everyone graduate today and to be able to acknowledge their hard work and commitment to training and development

“I would like to thank all the employers, parents and guardians, the support they provide must not be underestimated.”

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