The You’re Hired Campaign is now halfway through its target, since the launch event on Monday, March 9, a total of 269 employers have vowed to hire an apprentice offering on-the-job training and qualifications
The aim of the five-month campaign is to get 500 businesses across the five districts and boroughs of East Sussex to hire an apprentice.
East Sussex County Council has teamed up with district and borough council, business groups, colleges and training centres, the National Apprenticeship Service and Apprenticeships in Sussex for the initiative.
The launch events were held simultaneously in Lewes, Hastings and Eastbourne, hosted by a prominent member of the local business community and gave employers the opportunity to find out about apprenticeships.
Businesses interested in hiring an apprentice or finding out more about the benefits, can visit www.eastsussex.gov.uk/hired or call the National Apprenticeship Service on 0800 015 0600 or visit www.apprenticeships.gov.uk.