Volunteers needed to find young apprentice

Teenager Toby Gillett was the recent winner of a separate young enterprise competition called Young Start Up Talent, supported by the County Times.
Teenager Toby Gillett was the recent winner of a separate young enterprise competition called Young Start Up Talent, supported by the County Times.
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Business gurus are needed to help search for young apprentices to take part in a Young Enterprise game called ‘Sell for Success’.

The events - where young people work in teams to sell a product while being advised by business volunteers - will be held at Lancing College and Steyning Grammar School over June and July.

These opportunities are bein promoted via a Skillshare website, promoted by West Sussex County Council, links up skilled volunteers and organisations looking to give their staff time off to help in the community with opportunities.

Lionel Barnard, WSCC deputy leader who is responsible for communities, environment and enterprise, said: “The Skillshare project is part of our active commitment to support third-sector organisations and to promote volunteering.

“It is a good opportunity to encourage skills and knowledge sharing in West Sussex, bringing a significant impact to those participating in the scheme.”

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

Voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises can use it to advertise their volunteering opportunities and these can be matched against the skills and availability of registered organisations and individuals.

Kate Scales, development manager at voluntary action Arun and Chichester, said: “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.”

The scheme will focus on short-term opportunities.

The site also allows organisations to showcase their volunteering achievements and publish examples of their Corporate Social Responsibility policies.

For more details visit www.skillshare-westsussex.org.uk.