Business gurus sought to help West Sussex apprentices

BUSINESS owners with a few hours to spare are being sought to help find the next generation of apprentices in West Sussex.

Wednesday, 20th June 2012, 6:47 am

Young Enterprise is running a series of workshops to help introduce children in the county to the world of work.

Volunteer entrepreneurs and business people are needed to help out with a game during the workshops.

Called Sell for Success, the young people will work in teams to sell a product while being advised by the volunteers.


The project is being promoted on the Skillshare West Sussex website.

The site focuses on short-term volunteering opportunities of between one day and two weeks.

Kate Scales, development manager at Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester, said: “There are a whole host of opportunities available and there really is something to suit everyone, from budding Lord Sugars to gardeners or drivers with a bit of time to spare.

“This scheme aims to attract a new audience to volunteering and to support local companies with employee volunteering schemes to find placements for their staff.”


Young Enterprise workshops are being held on Thursday, June 28, at Lancing College and on Monday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 10, at Steyning Grammar School.

Ten volunteers are needed per day.

Details of the Steyning event are available here and details of the Lancing event are available here.