26 June 2017

Apprenticeships – find out more at Hove event

There are amazing things happening in the world of apprenticeships – and  if you are making education and career choices you can find out more at Brighton & Hove’s biggest ever free apprenticeship event on Tuesday 4 July from 4-7pm at Hove Town Hall.​​

Apprenticeships in 2017 are very different from those of the past.  Today employers are in the driving seat, and there are more than 1,500 types of job in 170 industries covered by apprenticeships.

More than 80% of young people turn to their family for advice about post 16 options, and 43% are undecided about whether higher education is the right choice for them.

Did you know that you can now do apprenticeships up to degree level?

Degree and higher level apprenticeships are a new way of developing skills and careers that can save around £30,000 compared to students on standard degree courses, as well as earning while learning.

Jake Howard, who is doing a degree level apprenticeship with DapApps, said: “When I finish my degree I will have not only a degree ...  I will also have five years of experience which, at the age of 23, you won’t find unless you’ve done an apprenticeship.”

The Hove Town Hall event is dedicated to helping students and parent / carers bust some commonly-held myths about apprenticeships.

The event will feature:

  • The Universities of Brighton and Chichester discussing their current and future Higher and Degree level apprenticeships
  • Current apprentices giving a hands-on view of what it’s like to be an apprentice in 2017.
  • Large local employers including Brighton & Hove City Council and the local NHS sharing opportunities and information about career progression routes in the area
  • Local colleges and training providers including Brighton Metropolitan College talking about their apprenticeship opportunities
  • Employer representatives discussing apprenticeship opportunities in digital, energy, finance, education, engineering and many more career paths.

The chair of the council’s children, young people and skills committee, Councillor Dan Chapman, said: “It’s a very exciting time for apprenticeships at the moment.

“The launch of degree apprenticeships has provided a number of progression routes which didn’t exist two years ago, and the range of higher and degree apprenticeship standards on offer will continue to increase over the next few years.”

Book your free place or find out more on Eventbrite – or just come along on the day.