Young people and adults in the Mid Sussex area who are planning their career are invited to attend an Apprenticeship Job Fair in Haywards Heath today (March 10).
The event, which is part of National Apprenticeship Week, takes place in Clair Hall.
Organised by Affinity Sutton Housing Association and backed by Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex County Council, the job fair aims to match those seeking employment with training and employers looking to recruit their future
The apprenticeship job fair is split into two sessions, 2pm until 4pm is dedicated to helping jobseekers find out more about the jobs and opportunities that are available now.
Then from 5pm until 7pm, the event focuses on young people who are considering an apprenticeship as an alternative to further or higher education.
Students and their families will be able to meet with careers staff from West Sussex County Council and find out more information about becoming an apprentice.
Councillor Christopher Snowling, Mid Sussex District Council Cabinet Member for Health and Community said: “Apprenticeships are a great way to gain valuable work experience because, unlike university or college courses, you’re actually doing the job while you qualify. You’ll also be earning money as you train, so you will have a pay packet to show for all your hard work.
“This Apprenticeship Job Fair will give you the opportunity to connect with local companies that are actively seeking new apprentices so, if you’ve recently left education or are looking for a new challenge, now’s the time to come along!”
Louise Goldsmith, Leader of West Sussex County Council, said: “I would encourage anyone looking for a new career to take this opportunity to get in touch with local employers. Apprenticeships provide valuable practical experience and great opportunities for training and further qualifications.”