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Crawley apprenticeship fair open to all this week

The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about apprenticeships and the range of opportunities currently available to all ages and education levels.



The event this Thursday 10th Jan is at the Civic Hall on The Boulevard.

Speaking about the event, Jack Harvey, an apprentice building surveyor at Crawley Borough Council, said:

“I’ve found what I really enjoy about the apprenticeship is that I am gaining a vast amount of knowledge, due to both the learning in the workplace and spending one day a week at college.

“Personally, I believe anyone who is interested or thinking about apprenticeships should attend the Crawley Apprenticeship Fair. They will soon realise there is a wide variety of different jobs available that they may have not known about and from there find a job that best suits them.”

Apprenticeships are no longer age restricted and are a great way to earn a qualification while working and earning at the same time.

The fair, run jointly by West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council, is a chance to meet the apprentice employers and training providers attending and find out about current vacancies.

Richard Burrett, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said:

“An apprenticeship can be a fantastic opportunity for people of any age so I would encourage anyone considering this as an option to come along.”

Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development at Crawley Borough Council, said:

“Apprenticeships give people the opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications while earning a decent wage, increasing their chance to have better opportunities in their working lives. The Crawley Apprenticeship Fair could be your first step to a new career, don’t miss out!”

The Crawley Apprenticeship and Traineeship Fair on Thursday, 10 January 2019 is at Civic Hall, Town Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley RH10 1UZ from 4-7pm.

There is no need to book a place but to find out more email


Meet the new head of Thomas Bennett Community College

After a turbulent year the school welcomes their new head teacher.



Mr Smith is extremely proud to have been appointed as the new permanent Head Teacher of Thomas Bennett Community College in Crawley. 

In particular, Mr Smith is excited to be working with both students and parents in the coming months and serving the community to provide an excellent education.

A highly experienced and inspiration leader, Mr Smith joins Thomas Bennett from Hastings, where he was the Principal for two secondary schools.

Mr Smith says

“my key philosophy has always been to do what’s best for the students, raising their aspirations and giving them the tools to be successful”.

Sharing the governing body’s visionary outlook, strong values and sense of community Mr Smith will further strengthen the schools excellence within a nurturing and student focused environment.

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