Earn A Qualification And Meet New People With An Apprenticeship

Earn A Qualification And Meet New People With An Apprenticeship

‘It’s great for gaining practical experience, earning a qualification and meeting new people’.

So says Megan Hughes, 20, an apprentice at Mid Sussex District Council, who is encouraging others to find out about the many apprenticeship opportunities available at the next event in Haywards Heath in March.

Megan, from Burgess Hill, has worked as a business admin apprentice within the district council’s communications team for nearly three months. She said: “I chose to go down the apprenticeship route because I felt as though I needed to gain more skills, knowledge and experience working in a different environment in order to progress in my chosen career. An apprenticeship is great for anyone who wants to gain practical experience in a new environment, earn a qualification as you work and meet new people.”

And speaking about the fair – where apprentice employers and training providers will be on hand to answer any questions – Megan added:  “I would encourage anyone who wants to work towards their chosen career to consider an apprenticeship, because you have the opportunity to progress in your chosen company and earn money at the same time.”

Apprenticeships are no longer age restricted and are a great way to gain a qualification while working and earning at the same time.

The fair is being jointly run by West Sussex County Council and Mid Sussex District Council and takes place on Thursday, 14th March 2019, 4-7pm at Harlands Road college site, Harlands Road, Haywards Heath.

Richard Burrett, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “There are hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities currently available around the county, so I would encourage anyone looking to take the first or next step in their career to come along.”

Councillor Mandy Thomas-Atkin, Mid Sussex District Council’s Cabinet Member for Customer Service added: “Megan is the second apprentice we have had within the Communications department in the past two years. An apprenticeship will always benefit both the individual and the organisation. We look forward to continuing to see Megan impress with the skills, knowledge and experience she is gaining.”

There is no need to book a place but to find out more send the team an email to apprentice.network@westsussex.gov.uk