FSB Brighton & Hove Business Reception 2019

Brighton & Hove Business Reception 2019

Supporting National Apprenticeship Week

The FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) is sponsoring the Brighton and Hove Apprenticeship Graduation Event in support of National Apprenticeship Week 2019, with special guest Peter Kyle MP. This annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships brings the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy and will seek to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career.

Prior to the graduation ceremony FSB, together with the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, are hosting a business reception to which you are warmly invited.

If you employ, or are considering employing, an apprentice in the Greater Brighton and Hove area this networking event is for you. At the Business Reception you will meet local businesses that have recruited apprentices, find out about available funding and how you can access further help and support. Peter Kyle MP will also be speaking.

The business reception at the Amex Community Stadium, the home of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, will be held in the Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge from 5.30pm, and will include refreshments in the company of our VIP guests. Following this reception join us for drinks and canapés with the apprentices before making our way into the main auditorium for the graduation ceremony. This ceremony will celebrate Brighton and Hove apprentices and will include inspirational speakers from across the County. For more information and to register for the graduation ceremony itself, view this page.

Please attend and participate to show your support for this message and the apprenticeship agenda in general.


5.30pm Registration and VIP business reception

6.30pm Apprentices and guests arrive

7pm Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony begins

Car parking is freely available at the stadium and entry is via the West Stand. It is essential to book your place for this celebratory event.

To book your place, click here, or for other enquiries please contact

Apprenticeships boost for city

Apprenticeships boost for city

Employers in Brighton & Hove can now bid for funding allocated to the council to boost take-up of apprenticeships in the city.

Following government reforms of the national funding system, councils are now allowed to transfer their apprenticeship levy funds to other organisations.

For Brighton & Hove this means funding will be available to support employers to take on new apprentices and develop existing employees.

The council’s apprenticeships team will allocate the funding based on the bids received twice a year. The deadline for applying for the next round of funding is the end of March.

Eligible employers will fall into one of the following categories:

• Businesses and other organisations

• The voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector

• Schools in the city that do not pay into the council’s apprenticeship levy.

Employers who apply for apprenticeship funding will be expected to actively support the aims of Brighton & Hove’s City Employment & Skills Plan.

The council is committed to working in partnership with local employers to boost take-up.

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• Phone 01273 291281