SE Apprentice Ambassadors from Brighton & Hove City Council recently promoted apprenticeships at the Fuller Working Lives Careers Fair, held at the Brighton Centre last month. The fair was held in collaboration with the Council, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and the National Careers Service (NCS).
Local residents were provided with an opportunity to meet employers, training providers and volunteer organisations, and the AAN was on hand to talk to employers about recruiting apprentices using apprenticeships for their existing workforce and spoke to over 100 residents looking for new opportunities.
By 2030, 50% of the working age population in the UK will be over 50 years of age; this means that employers will increasingly need to rely on the skills and experience of older workers if they are to avoid skills shortages in the future. The Fuller Working Lives campaign encourages people to think about their future financial security by utilising transferrable skills and developing new skills in order to return to the labour market or volunteering.
The SE AAN stand was extremely busy and it was an opportunity to showcase our new branded tablecloth and banner promoting the work we do.