Internship schemes and hiring opportunities
Here are some of the funded internship schemes and hiring opportunities available in Brighton and Sussex at the moment.
Degree Apprenticeships with the University of Brighton
Higher and Degree Apprenticeships offer a cost-effective route to a degree - you can upskill your existing workforce, or recruit new talent, with the bulk of educational costs covered by government funding, with additional incentive grants.
University of Brighton has been developing and delivering degree apprenticeships since 2016. Programmes are designed in collaboration with employers, to develop apprentices through on-the-job learning with relevant work-based projects. A wide range of apprenticeships are available including: Business and Management; Construction, Engineering and the Built Environment; Education; Health and Social Care.
Organisations that pay into the apprenticeship levy can use these funds to pay for 100% of the learning programme for their apprentices. Smaller organisations can fund up to 100% through levy-transfer with a partner organisation, or 95% with Apprenticeship Service Account. Apprentices receive a salary of at least apprenticeship wage, incurring no debt.
You can find out more about additional incentive payments on the Government website here.
Career Lab at the University of Sussex
Working with employer networks, the University of Sussex's Career Lab programme provides opportunities for students to gain real-life experience with local employers.
Their fully-funded internships run throughout the summer. You'll access funding to recruit a Sussex undergraduate student, full-time, for six or eight weeks over the summer. If your business has a sustainability-focused opportunity, their Green Futures internships are also fully-funded.
And, if you want to see what kind of things your intern could work on over the summer, here's what our latest Chamber intern got up to over eight weeks.
Connecting local schools with businesses
In a first of its kind project launched by Brighton and Hove City Council and Coast to Capital Careers Hub, 16 of the local secondary schools and colleges joined Brighton Chamber to strengthen connections with local schools and businesses.
The Chamber team have been busy connecting businesses with schools for skills training, work experience, workshops, career talks and industry chats with teachers.
Find out a bit more about the project here, and Chamber members can sign up here to register their interest. If your business is thinking about work experience, here's a rundown of how it can benefit your business (no matter what size business you are!), and some top tips for making it a good experience for you and the student.