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This week is the start of National Apprenticeship Week, running from 14-18 March.  The week aims to raise the profile of apprenticeships and celebrating the important role they have in equipping people of all ages with the skills that they need to prosper in their lives.

Employers, apprentices, business support organisations, learning providers, colleges and schools across the UK will be supporting the week by hosting activities to showcase the activities to showcase the achievements of benefits of apprenticeships.

The week is run by the National Apprenticeship service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individual businesses and the wider economy.



Next week see’s the start of National Apprentice week and the launch of a five month county-wide campaign You’re Hired East Sussex.  The aim of the campaign is to find 500 employers who will make a pledge to take on an apprentice and it also seeks to support 500 work-ready young people


into apprenticeships.

The events are taking place at the Stade Hall Hastings, Eastbourne Town Hall and Lewes Town Hall from 5.30pm – 7.30pm on Monday 9 March. There will be the chance to talk to other employers, apprentices, apprenticeship training providers and hear from former HR Director of the Royal Mail and now CEO of the Recruitment and Employer Confederation, Kevin Green.

You’re Hired East Sussex is backed by East Sussex County Council in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service, district and borough councils, training providers, Colleges, Association of Chambers, Federation of Small Businesses, Youth Employability Service and Apprenticeships in Sussex.