Brighton youngsters recognised with awards at celebration event

December 10th, 2018

A special celebration event has been held in Brighton to recognise the achievements of 16-24 year-olds on Skills Training UK’s Traineeship programmes. On December 6, certificates and awards were presented to 26 young learners for their hard work and positive progress towards achieving their career goals.

Skills Training UK’s training centre at Tower Point, Brighton, offers young people an opportunity to achieve vocational qualifications, improve their English and maths skills, and gain work experience with a local or national employer. Tutors also support learners with CV and interview skills so that they are ready for their next step, such as an Apprenticeship, full-time job, or further education.

Trained mental health first aiders also provide one-to-one mentoring and advice workshops for learners needing additional support.

22-year-old Robin Chilton (pictured above) was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Skills Training UK celebration event after working hard to complete his studies to a high level.

Siana York (aged 18), Kristian Szmytkowski (aged 19) and Harry Hipgrave (age 18) all achieved a Work Experience Award after completing a four-week work placement with the Cavendish Hotel in Eastbourne, where they have all since secured a full-time job, meanwhile Chloe Guino (aged 18) received an award for Excellent Progress and Malick John (aged 17) was awarded for Best Attendance.

Certificates were also presented to local employers, Jobcentre Plus, community projects and other agencies in recognition of their vital partnerships with Skills Training UK.

Graham Clarke, Director of Education and Social Mobility at Skills Training UK, said: “Congratulations to the brilliant learners at our Brighton Centre for all making positive progress on our Traineeship programmes.

“Many of these young people arrived at Skills Training UK with low confidence, few or no qualifications, and some have faced challenging circumstances in their personal lives. However, in a short space of time and through the support of our tutors, it is inspiring to see how they have overcome obstacles to succeed and take their first step on the career ladder. We wish them all the best for the future.”