Posted on 26th September 2018
The Burgess Hill Academy in association with Burgess Hill Business Parks were proud to present their Work Experience Student of the Year Award during their Post 16 Information Evening on 20th September.
Over 100 Year 10 students were placed in companies within Sussex and the surrounding area, some even travelled up to London. In order to qualify for the award, students needed to have an outstanding report from their employer. They were then asked to complete a presentation explaining how they had benefitted from work experience.
The winner, Ellie spent her week at Pets at Home in Burgess Hill where she made the most of the opportunity afforded to her and gained valuable experience. Steve Willis from Steve Willis Training presented the trophy and prizes to the top four students on behalf of the Burgess Hill Business Parks Association. We at The Burgess Hill Academy are extremely grateful for the time that local businesses are able to give to help our students understand the working world.
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"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."
"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"