Check out the latest apprenticeship opportunities in Sussex & Hampshire
Apprenticeships are a great way to learn and earn at the same time. An apprenticeship is a combination of qualifications which can include:
The apprenticeship will take you anything from 1 to 4 years to complete, depending on the industry you choose.
To be an apprentice you will need to work in the industry that you want to complete the apprenticeship in for at least 30 hours per week. Your employer will need to allow you to train at college and be willing to support you at work by allowing you to complete an agreed range of tasks.
We can help you find an employer who's happy to do this.
From animal experiences to archery, crafts to carriage rides, horses to mini golf – and you’ll go barking mad for our Companion Dog Show, dog agility displays and terrier racing.
You won’t want to miss a minute at the Brinsbury Show.
Animal Centre – make friends with our residents with animal handling sessions
Archery* Six Villages Archery Club
Beekeepers – with working hive
Brinsbury Agricultural Show
Careers advice & Course Information
Clay Pigeon Shooting*
Companion Dog Show*
Countryside Craft Demonstrations
Crafts & Farmer’s Market
Distinguished Dogs – Dog Grooming Demonstrations
DIY Advice Forums
Engineering Display & Demonstrations
Fantastic displays of students’ work in Upholstery, Embroidery, Soft Furnishing, Blacksmithing & Furniture Making
First Steps Children's Activities
Fun Activities & Face Painting
Furniture Making Demonstrations
Get hands on with bricklaying and carpentry activities
Heavy Horses Carriage Rides
Hepworth Brewery – Beer Tent
Highdown Agility - Dog Agility, Flyball & Tricks
Hot & Cold Food
Huxley’s Birds of Prey
Ice Creams & Refreshments
Meet and greet our handsome horses, enjoy interactive, hands-on and fun activities, including grooming throughout the day
Pet Supplies for sale
South Downs National Park Authority
The Shepherd’s Hut Catering Company
Tractor & Trailer Rides
Tree Climbing, including demonstrations and a chance to take part
Wealden Guild - Spinning & Weaving Demonstrations
*Additional charge applies
With more than 50 live acts and nine hours of live music across four stages, ChiFest is jam-packed full of entertainment for all the family.
Live performances, music from every genre, theatre, dance, food stalls, exhibitions, workshops – and it’s free! All the ingredients you need for a fabulous day out.
Skunk - Bonney J - Noah’s House Band - The Runners – Rachel Hawker - The Feel - Room 3 – Lev - Lobster Pot -Deer Ray - Lemon Juice - Dan Coates - Time Will Tell - Lock ‘N’ Throw - Audible Defiance - The Waste Band PLUS more to be announced
The Greatest Showman Experience - with competition and prizes!
Open Mic Stage - just turn up a play
Acoustic tent - grab a sofa and chill
Sam Bell & friends Guitar Extravaganza - Ibanez demonstrator, Lick Library contributor and former student Sam gives a performance and masterclass featuring special guests
Ukulele Workshop - bring yours and join in
Family sing-a-long - from Delilah to Disney
Tots to Teens Dance workshop - learn a routine and perform at Chi-Fest
Open Jam sessions (any age)
Musical Theatre Showcase - featuring extended extracts from FAME
Theatre Inc. - performances from our award winning inclusive theatre company
Apprenticeships are designed to meet your needs as an employer through vocational training. It is a combination of on-the-job training and qualifications that are current and relevant to your industry.
To put it simply, almost anyone of any age over 16 can undertake apprenticeship training, even those who have degree qualifications can now be considered to undertake an apprenticeship programme. This applies equally to both new and existing employees in your business. Apprenticeships are a fantastic option for those of any age who would like to gain new qualifications alongside working within their chosen industry. There are a range of apprenticeship levels available to suit your organisation and the skills required for your business.
From April 2017 the funding of apprenticeships changed with the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. The amount of funding required from your business to support apprenticeship training will depend on the size of your payroll. To see the full details please download our 'Apprenticeship Guide for Employers' which contains the latest funding information based on current government policy.
Incentive payments of £1,000 from government are potentially available to support employers who take on an apprentice of 16-18 or age 19+ who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.
Having an apprentice in your organisation will:
- Improve productivity
- Reduce training costs
- Reduce recruitment costs
- Fill skills gaps, including specialist skills specific to your industry
- Motivate staff and reduce staff turnover
To calculate the financial benefits for your organisation, visit the National Apprenticeships website.
Chichester College will help you to find the best match for your organisation, and it doesn’t stop there. We will continue to support you and your apprentice throughout the Apprenticeship including: taking care of the paper work; arranging appropriate funding; and providing advice and support. You will be assigned an apprentice officer who will be on hand to guide you through the process.
Yes. Apprenticeships are a valuable and cost effective way of training existing employees and enabling them to gain the skills and qualifications that your organisation needs.
We provide apprenticeship training in a wide range of areas including: Business and Administration; Construction; Creative & Cultural; Engineering; Health Care & Early Years; Horticulture & Animal Care; Retail & Commercial; Sport & Leisure.
To request more information or to discuss:
We have made applying as simple as possible, but it will involve filling in forms, providing evidence and telling us about your financial situation. We will then make an assessment based on your personal circumstances.
If you are aged 16-18, we may be able to help you with the cost of fees, equipment, child care, travel, meals and residential costs.
Application forms and guidance are available from the Student Finance team in the Student Centre at Chichester and the student tutor office at Brinsbury. Come in to see us or call 01243 786321. If you are already a student at Chichester College and coming back for another year, you can download an application form below.
If you think you may be eligible for financial support please apply as soon as possible, as funds are limited. If your application is successful, further information will be sent to you about payment dates and claiming your award after enrolment.
No decisions relating to financial support will be communicated until after the 1st August of the year that you are applying for and if you are successful, no payments will be made until your enrolment is completed.
Stagecoach is offering a 7 day student Megarider gold ticket to allow unlimited bus travel on their bus services within West Sussex including routes to Brighton, Hampshire and Surrey. For more information or to buy your ticket online visit Stagecoach.
If your journey to Chichester or Brinsbury campus begins at Billingshurst, Shoreham-by-sea or Chichester, or any of the stations inbetween, you can purchase a 7 day Unizone ticket. A Unizone ticket entitles you to 7 days unlimted travel (within the destinations described above).
To purchase the Unizone ticket you will need both a 16-25 Railcard and a student card. Your student card will be given to you when you enrol. You will need to apply online at www.16-25railcard.co.uk for your 16-25 railcard.
If you are over the age of 25 you can also apply for the 16-25 railcard. You will need to upload and complete the Mature Student Declaration available on the 16-25 railcard website.
If your journey to Chichester or Brinsbury campus begins at Horley or Ockley, or any of the stations inbetween, you will be entitled to a 34% discount. Tickets are purchased from Southern Railway's website www.southernrailway.com.
This will be subject to the following conditions:
- You must be a full time student
- You must have obtained a free 'Sussex Student Card' (visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/schooltransport )
- You must purchase your ticket for a minimum of one month
Your discount will only be valid for stations that are not covered by the Worthing and Billingshurst Unizone.
We have a nursery called First Steps at both the Chichester and Brinsbury campuses, which offer great quality childcare to students.
If you are aged 19 or under and have children, you can apply for help with childcare costs from the Care to Learn scheme. If you are aged over 20, you can apply for help through the Chichester College Learning Support Grant for 19+.
We offer bursaries to full-time students taking landbased courses at our Brinsbury campus who live beyond a normal, daily traveling distance. The bursary is for accommodation costs or for travel costs, if the student wishes to stay at home. The bursary can be up to £94 a week for students living away from home. The bursary is means tested, so the amount you receive will depend on your family's income. Applications for bursaries are made direct to the college, please speak to the Student Finance team for more information.