College appoints team of apprentice ambassadors

SUSSEX Coast College has appointed seven Apprentice Ambassadors to help young people take up apprenticeships.

These are all students with the college who are current apprentices with employers around Hastings and Rother and each one was chosen from around 40 nominees submitted by their assessors.

Those selected are champions of apprenticeships and the work we do with employers. These learners have been nominated by their assessors for their commitment to work and their apprenticeship programme.

The aims of ambassadors are to champion apprenticeships to young people interested in taking them up, advise and help in choosing the right apprenticeship programmes, provide feedback to the college on issues which affect the quality and effectiveness of apprenticeships and to flag up any other issues. With their employers, they will also be the face of the College Apprenticeship programmes for the next year.

Tim Scott, the college’s head of business development, said: “Who better to be the face of the college’s apprenticeships and the voice of the college’s success at working with young people and employers than the apprentices themselves.”

The ambassadors are Scott MacBean, Tom Deverson, Craig Halbard-Jones, Enrico Phillips, Alex John Dobson, Gabriele Simbelyte and Tom Growns.