Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Apprenticeship service case studies

Find out what apprentices and employers say about our apprenticeships service

We offer apprenticeship training to businesses, charities and public sector organisations across East and West Sussex. Here you can find out more about the experiences our apprentices and employers had of working with us.

Employer testimonial | Egalité Care

Name: Debbie Clark, Egalité Care

Apprenticeship type:
Employees studying for Health & Social Care Level 3 and Leadership & Management in Social Care Level 5

Type of business: Domiciliary care service for adults of all ages and supported living services for younger adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autism.

Challenges faced: We actively promote personal development for our team and encourage everyone to study, be it for a short course or a Level 5. Time can be an issue with studying, but all of our team have been greatly supported by the MET.

Employer testimonial | Egalité Care

Impact statement | Egalité Care

We have developed an excellent working relationship with the MET. A number of our staff team have completed or are studying for qualifications under the apprenticeship scheme. Three of our team are due to attend their graduation ceremony in May 2019.

Skills gaps can be quickly filled with the option of a large number of short courses. With the support of the College, our team are able to develop their skills and knowledge, which  also aids their personal development. This means that Egalité have a qualified team to deliver an excellent service to clients.

Impact statement | Egalité Care

Employer testimonial | NHS

Name: East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT)

Apprenticeship types:
Team Leading Level 2, Management Level 3 and Level 5, Business Administration Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4, Customer Service Level 2 and Level 3, Hospitality Services Level 2 and Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Level 3.

Type of business: National Health Service

Employer testimonial | NHS

Impact statement | NHS

Assistance has been provided to ESHT to upskill their existing staff via apprenticeships, alongside newly recruited staff who commence their apprenticeship courses with the College upon joining the Trust. When the College first signs up an apprentice at ESHT, a robust process is followed to ensure that a consistent, quality service is provided to every new apprentice, in-line with the Trust’s ethos. As a result of the College’s support, the Trust has retained all of their apprentices into permanent positions upon completion of their programme, and many have gained subsequent promotions and/or received pay rises as a result of their success.

The Trust has appreciated the College’s flexible delivery in supporting all aspects of the apprenticeships in the workplace, including Functional Skills (English, maths and ICT).Additional Learning Support has also been arranged for learners with specific support needs e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger syndrome and autism. Following learner and employer feedback, the College invested in a dedicated team of Functional Skills specialists who provide flexible one-to-one support in the workplace alongside planned training sessions at the College, and who develop delivery in the context of the working environment. This significantly improved success and impacted positively upon retention rates.

Impact statement | NHS

Employer testimonial | Molokini Marketing Ltd

Name: Molokini Marketing Ltd

Apprenticeship type:
Business Administration Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Type of business: Marketing

Employer testimonial | Molokini Marketing Ltd

Impact statement | Molokini Marketing Ltd

When it comes to finding and hiring an apprentice, there are lots of organisations that talk a good game and we’ve tried a few, but the MET makes it happen.

They have supplied us with really great apprentices, some of which have gone on to join us full-time following the completion of their course. In addition, the team at GB MET are always very friendly, helpful and professional throughout the entire recruitment process and duration of the apprenticeship. We highly recommend them.

Impact statement | Molokini Marketing Ltd

Apprentice testimonial | Natasha Ransom

Name: Natasha Ransom

Apprenticeship studied:
NVQ Business Administration Level 2

Type of role: NHS Crisis Response Administration Team

Apprentice testimonial | Natasha Ransom

Apprentice success statement | Natasha Ransom

"Today I have completed my NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration with Mike O’Rourke and would like to inform you how magnificent he is. Mike’s knowledge, patience and perseverance is out of this world, and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him. Mike has kept me going when I felt like quitting - he is a lovely person inside and out. I look forward to carrying out my Level 3 with him."

Apprentice success statement | Natasha Ransom

Apprentice testimonial | Lucy Brooks

Name: Lucy Brooks

Course: Level 2 Customer Service

Type of business: Producer of maths text books

Background: Lucy was an existing employee who was moving into a Customer Service role. Her manager suggested a Customer Service apprenticeship to help her to develop her skills and gain a qualification whilst on the job.

Apprentice testimonial | Lucy Brooks

Apprentice success statement | Lucy Brooks

The main thing that Lucy gained from the apprenticeship, aside from her qualification, was confidence. She says, ‘it is a great way to learn on the job and I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship, particularly for those who are just starting out in their job and don’t have any experience.’ She has now progressed on to a Level 3 apprenticeship. 

Apprentice success statement | Lucy Brooks