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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.

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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 apprentice.network@westsussex.gov.uk

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Chelsea FC Foundation brings initiative to Crawley school

The Chelsea Champions Programme is a Premier League funded project that enables Chelsea FC Foundation to place full-time staff within secondary schools and Thomas Bennett Community College was chosen for their programme.

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The aim of their programme is to increase physical activity, support leadership qualities and improve social, emotional wellbeing and increase resilience of pupils through a number of universal, targeted and individual initiatives.

Cutting through the jargon it is an exercise on both educating and motivating young people, in particular those who may be finding it harder than others with everyday situations

A spokesperson for Cheslea FC Foundation said:

“Here at Thomas Bennett Community College (TBCC) our Chelsea Champion is; Lauren Owens, who is supported by a Chelsea mentor; Yannick Jean. The Chelsea Fc Foundation Sussex department have taken over the old youth wing attached to TBCC, rebranded and relaunched it as the Community Hub. Open every day after school from 3-5pm, Monday-Thursday to TBCC students and Primary School students on a Friday. During half term, we open the Hub for Holiday Activities.

As part of support offered at TBCC, Chelsea FC Foundation have developed the Skills School project. An alternative learning provision that is to encourage positive behaviour in a group of ‘high profile’ students that struggle within main stream lessons. They take part in a variety of different activities and topics from English to Health and Wellbeing, Maths to Personal Skills. The aim is not only to help improve their behaviour in and around school but improve their self-esteem and resilience.”

Last Friday (15th March), the u18s Chelsea Academy Scholars delivered a session based around raising aspirations.

The foundation said the session was something planned out by the U18s Chelsea Academy Scholars based on information that they were given about the group of students.

The activities included looking at questions to encourage conversations around the following; ‘what being a role model was?’, ‘what qualities does a good role model have?’ and ‘what does aspirations mean?’ The main message they  put across to the students involved in the activity was that hard work pays off.”

For more information on how Chelsea FC Foundation can support your school, club or community please contact them on sussexdevelopment@chelseafc.com.

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