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Brighton and Hove college and Argus unite for apprenticeship drive
The Argus and City College Brighton and Hove have teamed up to get more companies to take on apprentices.
The sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week, which starts today (March 11), is designed to highlight training schemes and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy, and comes as employers pledge to take on more apprentices.
City College is working in partnership with The Argus through the week to create more apprenticeship opportunities in Brighton and Hove.
The aim of the 25 in 5 campaign is to encourage at least 25 employers to make a commitment to take on an apprentice during the five days of Apprenticeship Week.
The employers will be invited to a celebratory lunch at American Express Community Stadium’s East Central Brasserie which will be featured in The Argus.
All this week The Argus will be highlighting the events that the college is organising to make sure it hits the target of 25 in 5.
Opportunities for young people
Lynn Thackway, the principal at the college in Pelham Street, said: “Nationally, Apprenticeship Week is a fantastic way of raising awareness about the opportunities apprenticeships provide for young people and the many benefits they bring to the workforce and the economy.
“But we really felt that this year, it would be great if it led to some tangible outcomes on a local level.
"The Argus has always been a great flag-waver for apprenticeships generally which we really appreciate and this year we are delighted that they are going the extra mile and working in partnership with us in a way that will make a real difference to young people’s lives.”
Michael Beard, the editor of The Argus, said: “We are delighted to join forces with City College on something as important as Apprenticeship Week.
“We hope that by working together we can create the opportunities that so many young people are in need of.”
Read The Argus every day this week for apprenticeship news or see the special section on the website: www.theargus.co.uk/news/business/apprenticeships/
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