Peter Kyle made good on his promise to hire an apprentice as part of the council’s drive to create 1,000 apprenticeships in the city.
The Hove MP has taken on Nic Proffitt, who is a business and administration apprentice.
Mr Kyle said: “I’m over-the-moon to announce that I’ve taken on an apprentice in my own constituency office. Nic Proffitt is a local resident who studied GCSEs at Dorothy Stringer and then A-Levels at Varndean College. He’s exactly the type of young adult who high-quality apprenticeships should be attracting. He’s bright, switched-on, keen to learn and wants to live and work in his home town.
“Nic is doing a business and administration apprenticeship which involves learning the ropes in my busy, highstreet office whilst also following a learning programme via a training company. It’s a tough gig - the office is a busy, complex place to work - but the skills he will learn will be invaluable to him and the office benefits from his dedication and energy.
“There are around 350 young people locally who are no longer in the education system and who are not working or being trained for work. Apprenticeships should be an attractive option to them because, like Nic, there are a proportion of our talented youngster who simply have no interest in university.”
To find out more about Brighton and Hove City Council’s 1,000 apprenticeships scheme, visit: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/jobs/apprenticeships/1000-apprenticeships