We spoke to hundreds of local business owners, listening to their ambitions and concerns for the future. Following this exercise, it was clear to us that we needed to create a partnership to connect employers to those searching for work across our county.
We recognise that helping adults into employment requires a separate approach to be successful. We have created a new team with its own structure and management to work with our learners, employers and partners to ensure we increase the opportunities for everyone in Sussex.
We are working hard to understand the needs of our local employers, our local authority, and, most importantly, that this is all aligned to an appropriate and inspiring training programme to support people into work and apprenticeships. By joining our new programmes, we will ensure that you are equipped with the Skills, Knowledge, and Behaviours to grow your career.
We are also opening up our fantastic college facilities to the communities we serve. People of all ages should be encouraged to access and use our sites to learn new skills and experience through this scheme.
We look forward to having you on board!
We Help Employers
Hiring an apprentice is an effective way to increase workplace productivity and improve the performance of your workforce.
Apprentices prove to be a valuable resource for employers looking to fill a specific skills gaps.
As apprenticeships are changing, the focus can also be on the development of existing staff . We can provide targeted training
to improve productivity, employee retention, and ensure that you continue to develop your own talent.
As an employer, you will benefit from motivated staff who are eager to learn and develop. Here are just a few of the advantages
to recruiting an apprentice and for training your workforce:
• 80% of employers say apprentices lead to increased productivity in the workplace.
• 96% of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business.
• 72% of business also report improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice.
• The government funds 16- 18-year-old apprenticeship training, meaning the employer only needs to pay their salary.
• In terms of the return on investment linked to Apprenticeships, 41% say that their apprentices make a valuable contribution to the business during their training period, while further third (33%) reported that an apprentice added value within their first few weeks.
• 57% report a high proportion of their apprentices are going into management positions within their companies.
(Data compiled by the National Apprenticeship Service)