Apprenticeship 'myth-busting' event being held at Hove

Hove Town Hall (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)
Hove Town Hall (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Brighton and Hove City Council is running an event for those who want to learn more about apprenticeships in Brighton and Hove.

The free event will be held Tuesday, July 4, from 4pm to 7pm at Hove Town Hall.

Councillor Dan Chapman, chairman of the council’s children, young people and skills committee, 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.”

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

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.”

To book your free place or find out more visit: http://bit.ly/apprenticeships_mythbusting|bit.ly/apprenticeships_mythbusting} – or just come along on the day.