City College Brighton and Hove and Sussex County Cricket Club have worked together to set up a new scheme designed to get youngsters into work.
The Sussex Student partnership has been set up to give young people the chance to develop work-based skills, experience and confidence in the work place.
It was announced that 32 employers had already signed up when the scheme was launched at the County Ground in Hove last week.
Lynn Thackway the Principal of City College Brighton and Hove said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with this partnership as it will really benefit local young people.”
“The team at Sussex County Cricket Club are so committed and supportive of our learners and we know that this partnership will go from strength to strength.”
Zac Toumanzi the Chief executive officer of Sussex County Cricket Club was also full of praise for the scheme as it was work experience that set him on his way.
“This certainly resonates with me. When I arrived in this country as a Greek Cypriot immigrant, a university education was something I could only dream about.”
“I got my start through work experience in the catering industry. This is a new model – there are no boundaries, no pun intended.”
By James Elliott