A total of 269 employers have vowed to hire an apprentice since a county-wide campaign kicked off.
The aim of the five-month You’re Hired campaign is to get 500 businesses across the five districts and boroughs of East Sussex to hire an apprentice.
Supporting local business growth is a key priority
East Sussex County Council has teamed up with district and borough councils, business groups, colleges and training centres, the National Apprenticeship Service and Apprenticeships in Sussex for the initiative.
Since the launch events on Monday, March 9, 269 employers have promised to take on an apprentice, offering on-the-job training and qualifications.
“We are delighted with the response we have received and are more than halfway to our target,” said Becky Shaw, East Sussex County Council’s Chief Executive.
“Employers are already recognising the benefits of hiring an apprentice and we hope many more will join our campaign.
“Supporting and encouraging local business growth is a key priority for the Council. The You’re Hired campaign is just one of a number of initiatives aimed at boosting employment and ensuring relevant and high quality training is available.
“As part of our employability and skills strategy, we are working closely with local secondary schools and colleges .
Anyone interested in becoming an apprentice can call 0800 0150 400 or visit www.apprenticeships.gov.uk.