Now in its 803rd year, the Lord Mayor’s Show is an annual ceremony, where participants march through the City of London, to celebrate the inauguration of the new Lord Mayor. This year 148 groups were in the procession, representing the military, companies, community organisations, charities, employers in the City of London, universities and colleges.
Jackie Chapman, Operations Director for CCCT, said “We were really proud to walk with our apprentices in the show. Too many people still have a misconception about apprenticeships and the event gave us the opportunity to show the breadth and depth of the offer.
“Our apprentice ranges from new 16-year-old entrants into the world of work, to mature individuals who were improving their career prospects by continuing learning at higher levels. They are on apprenticeships from Level 2 Business Administration, through Level 3 Engineering to Level 4 Accountancy and are both a credit to their employers and the college.
“We hope that the event will encourage more individuals and employers to continue apprenticeships as an excellent pathway to skills and career development.”
The CCCT float had an imaginative design showing the benefits of apprenticeships and was staffed by apprentices from a range of companies that CCCT partners with. Special thanks to employers and apprentices from; Horbury, Alstom, Siemens, North Middlesex Hospital, London North Eastern Rail, Eurostar, Hitachi, Canary Wharf, Joe Brennan Training, Berkeley Group and Cheapside for all of your help and enthusiasm on and around the float.