The Duke of York, Patron, Ladder for London and Ladder for the Black Country, hosted a Ladder Initiatives Reception at St. James’s Palace on 27th April, 2016.
The Ladder Initiatives support businesses taking on young people through apprenticeships. The first of the Ladder Initiatives, Ladder for London, was founded by the Evening Standard in September, 2012. Following the success of Ladder for London, there are now a number of Ladder Initiatives across the United Kingdom, including Ladder for the Black Country, Ladder for Shropshire and Ladder for Staffordshire.
At the Reception, His Royal Highness met with apprentices and local businesses which have taken on apprentices.
Kevin Davis, The Vine Trust, said “The Ladder Initiative is bringing hope and success to apprentices.”
The Duke said “I am really impressed by what the Evening Standard started in London, and what has now been taken on by other regional papers” and “young people are worth investing time, money, energy and loyalty towards.”
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