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No 10 visit to start National Apprenticeship Week

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The Bedford College Group CEO Ian Pryce CBE and Executive Director Debbie Houghton

visited No 10 for a high level event which tied in with the start of National Apprenticeship Week on February 6th.

They were at Downing Street with the education delivery unit to discuss the way ahead as representatives of the largest multi-campus college delivering apprenticeships in the South East Midlands region.

Also to mark the launch of National Apprenticeship Week (NAW ) The Bedford College Group joined a reception at the Houses of Parliament for all those organisations who have been short-listed for an award in the FE Week and AELP Awards.

Ian Pryce and Debbie Houghton outside No 10 Downing Street.
Awards finalists

The Bedford College Group are finalists in the AAC Apprenticeship Awards 2023: Apprenticeship Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Provider Recognition Award category.

 “This is going to be an exciting day showcasing The Bedford College Group at the highest level for apprenticeships across the region. Our Group is well established as the premier provider of the widest range of apprenticeships across Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. 

“These invitations and the nomination for this award indicates the high esteem in which the Group has come to be held under the long leadership of our CEO Ian Pryce.

“We work closely with employers large and small, and major local organisations to increase the opportunities for young people,”

said Executive Director of Apprenticeships and Business Development, Debbie Houghton.

Later, there will be the AAC Apprenticeship Awards and Gala dinner at the ICC in Birmingham on 14th March, alongside the  AAC Annual Apprenticeship Conference at the same venue on March 13th and 14th.

Find out more about the finalists for the AAC Apprenticeship Awards
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