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City College’s ’50 in 5’ campaign smashes target

21 March 2016

City College’s ’50 in 5’ campaign which aimed to encourage local employers to make an overall total of 50 pledges to take on an apprentice during Apprenticeship Week has smashed its target with a total of 70 pledges being made across a wide range of local employers. This includes 3 new Apprenticeship vacancies at Brighton & Hove City Council who have additionally pledged to provide 40 existing staff with Apprenticeship qualifications.

50 in 5 was linked with the College’s support of the Greater Brighton 1,000 apprenticeships in 1,000 days campaign led by the Employer Skills Task Force. Formed from over 30 leading businesses and education providers in and around Brighton & Hove including City College, the Task Force was set up in September to tackle local skills shortages.

City College's Apprenticeship Team

City College's Apprenticeship Team

City College’s CEO Nick Juba says:

'The College has had amazing support in the city this week to provide new Apprenticeship opportunities and I feel that this is a significant step towards achieving the 1,000 apprenticeships in 1,000 days target that the Employer Skills Task Force has set itself.'

The list of employers who have pledged this week to take on one or more new apprentices is:

Brighton and Hove City Council
Lovett and Co
Eastbourne Car Auctions
Boomerang Kids
Group 1
Rocket Marketing Group
Lloyds Group
Fermer Recruitment
The Hub
Claire Wallace Hairdressing
One Family
Supersaurus Nursery Group
Bandwidth Associates
The Student Room
Shaun Cunningham Hair Studio
Supersaurus Nursery Group
Braeside Motors
Horseguard Inns
Carats Cafe Bar
The White Horse
Bishops Plumbing
Gravetye Manor
Tempest 4 Cars
Sussex Vehicle Services
Betsys Bake
Streets Cafe
South Saxon Carpentry
The Laine Deli
Harding Plumbing and Heating
Ark Builders
Powerwise Electrical
JW Plumbing
Augustinian Care

With its dedicated Apprenticeship Team, City College offers modern facilities, expert tuition and dedicated business support to help employers source the right apprentice and appropriate training programme. The College has an excellent track record of high-quality training and works with over 2000 companies, from large international businesses to small local providers.

If you’re a local employer interested in taking on an apprentice, please email or call 01273 667770.

For City College media enquiries, please call Brian Bell, Marketing Communications Officer, on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email website