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Brighton teenagers get apprenticeship boost
Apprentice hopefuls in a city are to get drilled in preparation for an apprenticeship.
City College Brighton and Hove is offering 16-18 year olds the chance to take up a new Traineeship.
The government-backed programme is for young people who want to work but need the extra support to get an apprenticeship.
From September 9, social housing repairs and maintenance provider Mears will work with the college to support the programme.
Learners who take part in a Traineeship will be supported by the college in Pelham Street to develop the skills and workplace experience to make them more attractive to employers to start their career through an apprenticeship programme.
Depending upon the young person’s needs, a range of support and flexible training can help with quick progression onto an Apprenticeship.
All learners looking to start a Traineeship will be subject to a pre-screening interview to ensure they are ready for this opportunity.
The course structure provides up to six months of support from City College and an employer before transferring to a full apprenticeship. The course will accept new learners in October, January and February.
Claire Chowen, traineeship manager at City College, said: “Experience shows that employers are seeking young people who have the right attitude and skills when applying for an apprenticeship which is why City College is committed to helping them to achieve exactly that. Those who enrol for a Traineeship with us will have an opportunity to undertake a work placement as well as work skills training plus support to improve their Maths and English.”
James Cryer, Mears partnership manager, said: “Mears is delighted to support the Traineeships programme through work placements as it ties in strongly with the work we’re already doing to support apprenticeships in partnership with City College.”
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