14 March 2016

Brighton & Hove City Council's apprentices take part in National Apprenticeship Week 2016

It’s National Apprenticeship Week and Brighton & Hove City Council apprentices are holding and attending a variety of events.

On the first day of National Apprenticeship Week, the council gained a new apprentice. Stephanie Baker is an apprentice standards and achievement administrator for the Post 16 Development Team and she will be completing a business administration course at City College Brighton & Hove.

Stephanie and Theo Duncumb Rogers, communications apprentice, will be attending the Learning, Skills and Employment Partnership meeting. Here they will talk about how they got into their apprenticeships, their experiences, and how they are promoting apprenticeships through taking part in the Brathay Apprentice Challenge.

Members of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge team will also be attending the launch of the Greater Brighton Employer Pledge, produced by the Employer Skills Task Force. The Task Force has set the city a target of a minimum of 1,000 new apprenticeships in 1,000 days. The team will be going to network and promote their work for the Brathay Apprentice Challenge to employers and advertise future events the apprentices will be putting on.

Councillor Tom Bewick, chair of the council’s children, young people and skills committee, said "We can't create more apprenticeships without employers, so the fact a coalition of business and education leaders have come up with a practical plan for boosting skills opportunities in the city is fantastic news for young people and residents.”

The Brighton & Hove City Council apprentice ambassadors will also be putting on a roadshow and graduation for all the apprentices at the council.

The morning will consist of an introduction by Sue Moorman, Head of Human Resources & Organisational Development, inspirational speakers, group activities and training sessions. In the afternoon there will be a graduation ceremony, hosted by Executive Director Children’s Services, Pinaki Ghoshal, to celebrate the achievements of all the graduate apprentices from the council over the last year. 

There will be representatives from Job Centre Plus, the National Apprenticeship Service, Creative Process, City College Brighton & Hove and many more.

The apprentices will also be getting ready for the careers fair being held by Sussex Chamber of Commerce on Monday 21 March. It will be an opportunity to encourage young people to apply for apprenticeships and also to network with employers and training providers.


To keep up to date with the apprentice ambassadors, follow their blog 

Find more information about the Brathay Apprentice Challenge here

Find more information on the 1,000 new apprenticeships in 1,000 days pledge here