2 March 2015

Brighton & Hove apprentices are ‘doin' it for themselves’

Brighton & Hove City Council’s very own Apprentice Ambassadors are hosting an Apprentice Roadshow and Graduation Ceremony on Friday 13 2015, during National Apprenticeship Week, in Brighton Town Hall’s Council Chamber and Ante-room.

The idea of the roadshow was thought up by the ambassadors. They have planned workshops, inspirational speakers and training sessions for the event as well as managing the day, being responsible for IT, photography and chairing the roadshow.

The apprentices and graduates at Brighton & Hove City Council will be attending the roadshow and will be given the opportunity to network, listen to inspirational speakers and join in group activities. 

In the afternoon the council’s Chief Executive, Penny Thompson will host the graduation ceremony, to celebrate the achievements of all graduates at the council over the past two years.

The ambassadors have been working with Education and Inclusion, Human Recourses, external inspirational speakers and The National Careers Service in putting together the day.

Communications Apprentice and Apprentice Ambassador, Ellie Bacon, said: “Being an apprentice is an amazing experience and a great opportunity.

“Having the apprentice roadshow and graduation gives a great sense of pride within the council and allows all apprentices from a variety of departments to express and celebrate their achievements.”

Chief Executive, Penny Thompson, said: “One of the biggest difficulties entering the job market for the first time is trying to break the cycle of no experience.

“So it’s important that as the city’s biggest employer we offer residents the opportunity to gain vital skills and experience to prepare them for work.

“Being able to celebrate the success and achievements of our current apprentices as well as the graduates is wonderful and as a council it is something we are very proud to be part of.”