BBC Young Apprentice Harry Hitchens Heads up EBP Event

Brighton & Hove Education Business Partnership ventured into Mid Sussex this week – supporting a major Careers Fair at a...

The EBP brokered  x 15 businesses and agencies to attend the event across a range of occupational sectors. 

Over x 500 students attended the event, which was also supported by all three Armed Forces (the Army offer over 100 different Apprenticeships) age 16 – 18.  

Students were able to try an exercise bike to learn about the leisure industry, try their hand at a bit of hair curling and waving with a hairdressing team and have their photo taken with the W Sussex Fire and Rescue ‘dummy’ (who looked like he had been on the sauce) !! (dummy used for resuscitation practice).  

The aim of the event was to broaden the knowledge of young people age 15 – 16 about the range of occupational sectors and likely career progression paths within the local economy in Sussex. Although a very challenging climate for young people entering the workforce, face to face interaction with employers and business people can provide advice, guidance and a steer towards their careers pathways.  

The event was also attended by Harry Hitchens, finalist in Alan Sugars BBC ‘Young Apprentice’ who at 17 is a very confident and assured speaker – Harry gave a dedicated talk on the benefits of being a young entrepreneur and discussed his x 3 business enterprises with students. He gave out signed copies of ‘Sussex Living’ Magazine – in which he is currently being featured, causing a ‘frisson’ of excitement for the students (mainly the girls) – a worthy role model for young people in Sussex.

Harry has also signed up with the Brighton & Hove EBP to be an Apprenticeship Champion across Sussex – we are seeking more young (and older) business professionals to take on this role  if interested.  

Therese Cole, Education Business Partnership,

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