children and adults
cap & gowns for hire

Abodoo Smart Worker

Encouraging young people and adults to enjoy and excel in education.

How it works
100% graduate

FOUNDED IN 1997Working with schools, colleges and education providers for over 25 Years.

In May 2022, our Founder Dijonn Taylor was nominated by the Department of Education to attend the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, in recognition of her services to education and children services.

Young Graduate is a specialist graduation ceremony service provider working in partnership with schools and education providers. We offer a cap and gown hire service that caters for children, young people and adults, capturing the essence of learning through to achievement.

Graduation ceremonies provide a memorable occasion, raise aspirations of children, engage parents and carers and the wider community.

Over 30,000 children, young people and adult learners have now had the opportunity to experience the same 'feeling of accomplishment' as University Graduates.

100% Star pupil

Raised Aspirations

The wearing of the gowns and mortar boards really raises aspirations and sets the scene for future study. It also makes it a very different event and doesn't end up being just another assembly. I look forward to seeing you in July!

Louise Taylor (AHT) Year 6 teacher.

Quality of Service

The My World project introduces pupils to the world of work, whilst developing their life skills and aspirations for the future. A key element of the project is the graduation ceremony. The pupils have the opportunity to use all their skills and showcase the key element of the project to their families and invited guests at the celebration event.

Karen Ames MBA Managing Director Open Doors2
100% Team Work

Feeling Grown Up

We’ve been using caps and gowns from Young Graduate for a number of years; we introduce young people to University life, and making them feel like they belong at University. Having the iconic caps and gowns for young people to wear makes them feel so grown up.

Dijonn has always been a total pleasure to work with, communicating with her is a dream, she’s super speedy to reply to email, and her team always deliver/collect the supplies right on time. Huge thanks, pleasure to work with you

Emma Lewis-Kalubowila l UG Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer University Of Manchester

How We Began

Young Graduate was founded in 1997 by Dijonn Taylor. Living close to Manchester's University she saw many graduate's doning their bright cap and gowns as they made their way to have all their hard work and achievements recognised. Dijonn's vision was that every young person in her local area should have the opportunity of experiencing a graduation ceremony in recognition of their efforts and achievements. In May 2022, Dijonn was nominated by the Department of Education to attend the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, in recognition of her services to education and children services.

Try Young Graduate today

It is so refreshing to work with a company that has such excellent customer service, I know that I can rely on Young Graduate, for the quality of their gowns, on their service and most importantly on their own interaction with the children that I work with.

Ana Hurst Leader & co-ordinator of Higher Futures 4U

Call us for a quick informal chat

07487 546365

Some of our valued partners

Higher Futures 4U started in 2003 when the Centre for Urban Education developed a primary project aimed at raising the aspirations of children in Greater Manchester.
Centre for Urban Education (CUE) - Higher Futures 4U
Aim higher is the Government’s initiative to widen participation in higher education in England through activities that raise the aspirations of young people.
Aimhigher Greater Manchester - Work- based learners
The Chances Project works with Looked After Children from 4 Greater Manchester Boroughs. The young people attend sessions designed to motivate and inspire them to consider going to university.
University of Bolton Summer School & Chances Project LAC
Our Summer Schools give pupils the opportunity to try out a variety of "old" and "new" subjects in a fun and welcoming environment.
University of Manchester Fast Forward Summer School
Open Doors2 Ltd., a Community Development Company, devise and deliver the My World Project. They are very proud to be associated with Young Graduates, who have provided the graduation caps and gowns for over ten years. They always provide a very professional service and are very passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their potential.
Karen Ames MBA Managing Director Open Doors2
An accredited course on Community Leadership.
Manchester Active Voices
RECLAIM is a multiple award winning leadership and mentoring project based in Manchester. The project empowers young people across the North West to make positive changes in their communities and to find inner strength and self belief.

How it Works

1. Let us know
your date.

2. Tell us the age range or year group

3. Choose your colours from our range

4. We arrange delivery and collection*