City council’s bid for apprentice award

Some of the team members for BAC17
Some of the team members for BAC17

Workers at Brighton and Hove City Council will compete to be crowned ‘apprentice team of the year’.

Now in its sixth year, the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2017 sees teams of apprentices take on a series of interactive work-related challenges to develop new skills and showcase their employer.

The council team consists of apprentices from planning, ICT, programme management office, environmental protection, child development, communications and skills and employment.

Georgia Easteal, team leader, said: “I’m very excited for the Brathay Apprentice Challenge this year, we have a great team of apprentices from a variety of roles and I am very much looking forward to working alongside them over the next couple of months.”

Over the next few months the apprentices will be organising events such as school visits, meeting with employers and doing a community project to help them win the challenge and promote apprenticeships along the way.

Pinaki Ghoshal, director of families, children and learning, said: “The Brathay Apprentice Challenge not only allows the current apprentices to develop a huge range of skills that will help them further their careers but also creates an opportunity for apprenticeships to be promoted to schools and businesses.

“It will be great to see our team progress through this challenge and I wish them the best of luck.”

Teams initially compete on a regional level, progressing to the national finals at Brathay Trust’s Windermere headquarters in June.

The apprentice team of the year 2017 will then be announced on June 14.

Follow the team’s progress on Twitter @BHapprentices