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Apprentices urged to register for Graduation

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Hundreds of apprentices are being urged to register by the end of January to attend the 2017 graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Registration has opened for the celebrations on 7 March and is open to anyone working in a West Sussex business that completed an Advanced or Higher degree apprenticeship during 2016. More than 400 people completed Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships in 2016 in sectors including social care, estate agency, web development and everything in between.

Stephen Hillier, County Council Cabinet Member for Children – Start of Life, said: “Last year’s graduation was such a momentous occasion as so many attended the ceremony and nearly everyone had used their apprenticeships to move forward with their careers.

“I hope the number of apprenticeships in West Sussex continues to grow. The young people in our county have an incredibly diverse range of talents and I hope that many look to apprenticeships as the start of a bright and exciting future.”

Aaron Gumbrell is one example of how apprenticeships can be life-changing

Aaron is one example of how apprenticeships can be life-changing

Aaron Gumbrell, 27, from Pulborough, was put off the idea of university due to the cost attached so, instead, he decided to pursue an apprenticeship. Aaron started with a Level 2 apprenticeship in Business Administration at the County Council and graduated with his Level 5 qualification in Human Resource Management (HRM) last year.

“I wanted to start a career with room for progression. One of the main things, for me, is the level of support you get from your colleagues, everybody is happy to help and pass on their experience. It’s also great to learn at college and then have an instant opportunity to put that into practice at work.”

Aaron was one of the 62 apprenticeship graduates who attended last year’s event and was awarded a ceremonial pin and a certificate.

“I found the ceremony inspirational and a great occasion to mark what I have achieved in my career to date,” said Aaron.

 

To get involved, email apprentice.network@westsussex.gov.uk or, to register for the 2017 graduation ceremony, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/graduation.

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20 new jobs created as Argos to open new store inside Sainsbury’s West Green, Crawley

The store opens tomorrow (July 26th).

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The expansion of Argos stores within Sainbury’s continues with one now opening inside Crawley’s West Green store.

With huge pressure from online stores Argos has had to find a way to survive and its partnership with Sainsbury’s has seen the store evolve considerably.

Argos is now relying on what they call their ‘market-leading Fast Track Delivery and Click & Collect‘ and says that around 20,000 products can be ordered for same day collection in store and for home delivery in as little as four hours.

The new store will also have a Pay@Browse area with tablets that allow customers to make purchases for their products instead of the old catalogues and paper/pencil combination.

Martin Cawdry, Sainsbury’s West Green Store Manager said:

“We are thrilled to welcome the Argos team and even more fantastic colleagues to our store in Crawley.

The opening is great news for our customers, who are always looking for easier, more convenient ways to shop. We look forward to offering them an exciting range of products at fantastic value.”

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