MP Caroline Ansell is urging schools in Eastbourne to consider taking on young people as apprentices after hearing there are just two working in East Sussex.
The One By 2020 campaign, led by National Schools Training (NST), is calling on every school in the country to take on an apprentice by 2020 and has already seen over a 60% increase in uptake.
Teaching assistants, business administration and PE and school sports support are all vacancies that are suitable for apprenticeships, Caroline was told, during an event at Westminster to highlight the opportunities.
“With only two young people in school based apprenticeships across the whole of East Sussex, there is huge, untapped potential here to model apprenticeships to the next generation,” said Caroline.
“I very much hope that many more will now be taken on as awareness of the opportunities becomes more widespread.
“East Sussex schools can play a vital role in helping young people enter the world of work through providing useful and well paid apprenticeships in a range of different roles.
“I will be talking to the county council to see what more can be done to help young people into these important jobs that will help them gain skills and perhaps even lead to them becoming teachers one day.”