Apprentices showcase at charity dinner

The next generation of managers, directors and chief executives will rub shoulders with current business leaders and management at a fundraising dinner organised by Sheffield Forgemasters' apprentices.

Young apprentices will join their bosses and company leaders from across the region at the Sheffield Forgemasters' Million Makers Charity Apprentice Dinner on Tuesday January 21 at the city's Cutler's Hall.

The event, endorsed and supported by the Master Cutler Tony Pedder and the Sheffield Forgemasters' chief executive Dr Graham Honeyman, is part of a fundraising drive by the Forgemasters' apprentices to raise £10,000 for The Princes Trust.

It will include inspirational speeches from James Wright, a Doncaster-based ambassador from The Prince's Trust and Dr Honeyman.

Apprentice Maxwell Goodall and a team of young apprentices from the engineering giant have organised the event themselves to showcase the range of skilful work that apprentices carry out in the region's leading companies.

Maxwell, Sheffield Forgemasters' Million Makers event organiser, said: “These apprentices will be the next generation of managers, directors and CEOs to take the country's economy forward.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for apprentices and management to network and gain a valuable insight into how different industry's implement their apprenticeship schemes, programmes and projects.

“Whilst the event will support The Prince's Trust charity, it will also offer apprentices a glimpse into the world of business leadership and inspire them to achieve.”

Jonathan Townsend, North of England Director for The Prince’s Trust, said: “We are thrilled that Sheffield Forgemasters are taking part in this year’s Million Makers Challenge and wish them every success with this event.

“The money the team raises will go towards funding our work that changes the lives of disadvantaged young people in Yorkshire and the Humber. We have ambitious plans to help over 5,000 young people in the region and we would be unable to achieve this without their support.”

There will be 35 tables of 10 available on the night. Tickets cost of £60 per head or £600 per table. Included in the price is a photograph of each party on arrival, a company stand to showcase apprentice work and skills, a three-course, silver-service meal.

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