Learn on the job with county council apprenticeships

CMTKevinFoster (Small)PEOPLE with a passion for business have the opportunity to learn new skills and gain a qualification with East Sussex County Council.

Recognising the growing number of people keen to get into the job market, the council’s Business Services Department is offering a number of apprenticeships.

As well as getting on-the-job experience and knowledge of all sections of the department, the apprenticeships offer an opportunity to gain a relevant and recognised qualification.

“There are many people who may be leaving full time education or considering a career change that would benefit from an apprenticeship, gaining the knowledge, skills and experience needed for a specific career,” said Kevin Foster, East Sussex County Council’s Chief Operating Officer (pictured).

“We want to offer a real opportunity to gain that experience and learn a wide range of skills from all areas of the Businesses Services Department while earning a wage.“

The 12 month apprenticeship will start in September and successful applicants will be given the opportunity to work across ICT, Personnel, finance, procurement and property.

“We don’t want to pigeonhole people,” Mr Foster added. “We want our apprentices to experience every aspect of our department.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the opportunity can attend an open day at county hall in Lewes on Thursday, March 6. At the event, they will be able to learn about each of the areas within Business Services and the opportunities available and talk to former apprentices about their experience

The event, which is open to young people in Year 11 and above, will run across three sessions; 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. To book a place email your name and the session you would like to attend to ESCC.ApprenticeshipOpenDay@eastsussex.gov.uk

For more information about apprenticeships visit www.connexions360.org.uk