Free training for staff in city’s schools

People working in state schools across Brighton & Hove can sign up to a wide range of free training to support their careers through the council’s apprenticeship scheme.

These days apprenticeships are open to people of all ages, both new recruits and existing staff – not just school leavers.

They are a great way to learn new skills for your current role and gain a qualification. You can study alongside your day job and remain on your current contract and pay.

School-based apprenticeships are available in either teaching or non-teaching roles. 

Charlotte Gill is a teacher degree apprentice at Varndean School. She said: “It’s allowed me to build on my own experience within a department that I know and that can support me.

“I’ve been able to finance my living costs and my mortgage without having to take out loans or bursaries to cover the cost of training.”

Brighton & Hove City Council’s executive director for families, children and schools, Pinaki Ghoshal said: 

“All schools have to pay into the national Apprenticeship Levy. This is a fantastic opportunity for our schools to use this resource to create new opportunities for their staff.” 

The next deadline for applications is the end of January. 

To find out more please email or call Gavin Graham on 01273 293320.