Posted on 8th June 2017
Central Sussex College Welcomes Employers to its Open Evening
Central Sussex College welcomed local employers, along with prospective students and apprentices, to its Open Evening on Wednesday 7 June.
The College’s Business Development Team and Skills Advisers were on hand to talk to employers about the recent changes to Apprenticeships, while the Job Shop explained how they can help with recruitment by matching candidates to local Apprenticeship opportunities.
Funding reforms have introduced an Apprenticeship Levy for large businesses with an annual payroll of £3 million or more. The ways that Apprenticeships are structured are also being updated, with new, employer-led standards replacing existing programmes. The College is already using the new standard in many of its offerings. And the College’s Job Shop can help with recruitment by matching candidates to local Apprenticeship opportunities.
Apprenticeships are changing, in ways that will affect business large and small. Whether they are hiring new staff or looking to train existing team members, employers need to be prepared. The Skills Advisers at Central Sussex can help. Visit centralsussexcollege.ac.uk/apprentice for more information.
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "
"“I have belonged to this group since I started my own business, Lea Graham Associates, in 1986. The association has been through several incarnations since then, but its most recent one, BHBPA, is by far the best.
It’s much more than just a networking group, although it is supremely good at that too. BHBPA is inclusive and friendly and acts like a mutual-support society. The events are stimulating, worthwhile and often great fun and I believe most members share this opinion.”"
"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."