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Apprentices and further education

Employing apprentices

Adur & Worthing Councils actively encourage businesses to employ local apprentices.

Please see the links below for Northbrook and Worthing College giving details of their apprenticeship schemes and the funding available:

Apprenticeship information:

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Further education providers

The closest colleges and universities are listed below:

Northbrook College (in Worthing)

Northbrook College is one of the largest training organisations on the south coast and has achieved 'Centre of Vocational Excellence' status for the business and finance sector, as well as aeronautical, hospitality and engineering. The College's mission is:

"to develop the capabilities of individuals, employers and other organisations by providing high quality opportunities for learning which is relevant to their needs."

The College has extensive facilities and provides vocational training, foundation to degree level programmes and customised flexible workplace training for local businesses.

The Government has clearly indicated during its recent skills strategy review that employers will play a major role in developing and supporting the up-skilling of the nation's workforce. With this in mind Northbrook College has recently re-launched its business proposition under the banner of Business Solutions @ Northbrook, which provides a responsive and unique training and development portfolio of business support and initiatives. Northbrook has enjoyed a good working relationship with employers for many years and is continually aiming to enhance and develop its professional relationship with local business.

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Worthing College

Provides high quality general education to 16 to 19 year olds. The college offers the widest choice of AS, A Levels and BTECs in the area.

Within the College there is an Academy of Sport and a Maths Academy; in addition there are many opportunities for music, drama, College trips, clubs and societies.

There is a small programme of evening classes for adults.

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City College Brighton and Hove

Business courses at City College Brighton and Hove will help you to gain a broad understanding of business and develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in commerce today.

Business courses cover:

  • business environment
  • business resources
  • introduction to marketing
  • business communication
  • understanding business ethics
  • creative product promotion
  • business purposes
  • business organisations
  • financial forecasting for business
  • customer relations
  • visual merchandising
  • promoting and branding in retail
  • people in organisations
  • business enterprise

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University of Sussex (in Brighton)

Ideas, innovation, solutions.

University of Sussex offers a range of services to business including:

  • consultancy and expertise
  • intellectual property management
  • award-winning innovation centre
  • knowledge transfer
  • vacancy advertising for students and graduates
  • world-class research and development
  • conference centre

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University of Brighton

University of Brighton has a long history of working with business and community partners in the region. Services include:

  • research and development
  • consultancy
  • specialist facilities
  • flexible education and training for the workplace
  • short courses
  • knowledge transfer programmes
  • support for entrepreneurial ventures
  • student placements and graduate recruitment
  • working with community and social enterprises

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University of Chichester

University of Chichester is dedicated to building partnerships with local business and community organisations through:

  • research projects
  • seminars, workshops and conferences
  • training courses
  • Knowledge Exchange programme

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Growing local talent with local businesses!

The Day Release Degree in Business Studies from the University of Chichester

This exciting and innovative programme helps employers develop existing employees, recruit new entrants and develop them to meet the needs of their business by sponsoring them through a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Studies. The business gets a return on investment via innovative approaches, new ideas and latest research while the employee gets a recognised qualification and makes a direct impact on the company’s business.

Students study marketing, sales negotiation, finance, operations management, coaching and everything is directly-related to the workplace so there is direct impact on business performance.

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