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Apprenticeships combine work with study to enable employees to develop skills while gaining qualifications in a specific field. They enable employers to upskill their existing workforce, or to recruit and train new staff.

Apprenticeships bring businesses many benefits including:

  • Highly motivated and responsive workers, qualified on completion of their training scheme.
  • Attract new people into the workforce, enhancing diversity.
  • Bring new transferable skills to the established workforce.
  • Provide recognised career development and progression routes.
  • Relevant training designed by employers and technical experts.
  • Address skills shortages and reduce staff turnover.
  • Provides an opportunites for existing staff to gain supervisory experience.
  • Funding is available from the Government for the training programme and employer grants can be accessed from Local Authorities, including West Sussex County Council’s Apprenticeship Levy Transfer

For further information, and to take a look at all the current apprenticeship vacancies in West Sussex, visit the West Sussex Apprenticeships site (including vacancies from WSCC and other West Sussex employers) and our Apprenticeship Graduation page.