Sebastian Amewudah-Rivers, 19, has recently started an apprenticeship within the LEAP project at Lewes District Council.
Here he recounts his first week in the job and discusses the exciting career opportunities that can be opened up by the apprenticeship route.
He said: “When I finished school, I looked at my career options and decided I would prefer to go down the apprenticeship route instead of going to university. I felt an apprenticeship was right for me and offered the opportunity to earn whilst I obtain nationally recognised qualifications.
“My first week as an apprentice was very interesting. One of my first tasks was to learn about the role that the Regeneration and Economic Development team plays within the council and the importance of the LEAP project creating new opportunities for local people and businesses through the apprenticeship model.
“Attending my first staff meeting it was interesting to learn about the developments across Lewes District that our team is working on. The workload will be varied and stimulating. Some of the work I completed in my first week included learning about LEAP and the key aims the project, monitoring the latest vacancies in the area to promote new opportunities for local young people, and assessing the benefits of a dedicated LEAP YouTube account.”
Sebastian added: “I really think apprenticeships are great and you’ll learn some really valuable skills that will help you develop your career.”
If you’d like to find out more about being an apprentice, get in contact with Sebastian and the LEAP team on 0300 330 1450. Your new career could be just a phone call away!