A genuine community spirit was the force behind the successful public launch of The Greater Brighton Metropolitan College and our ‘Have you MET your future?’ campaign this week.
Great new branding, thought-provoking research and a truly impressive group of high-profile alumni all helped to attract media attention for Sussex’s new ‘super college’ following the merger of City College in Brighton & Hove and Northbrook College in Worthing.
To coincide with the UK Government’s new apprenticeship levy, which comes into force today, the newly created MET has published a research report that reveals significant employer support for apprenticeships and vocational qualifications as credible routes to career success in today’s job market.
Labour market data within the report gives insight into the Top 20 Highest Earning Occupations in the UK. Interestingly, while many post-holders in these occupations may have studied for A-Levels and an academic degree in the past, alternative entry routes now exist, including apprenticeships, vocational courses and professional qualifications.
The report also reveals how jobs in construction and catering will be among the Top 10 Growth Occupations in the UK over the next five years, and also that engineering, construction and building trades have the highest percentage of hard-to-fill vacancies due to skill shortages.
We’ve been helping to coordinate a launch event for over 200 members of the press and stakeholders at the college’s new £9m Construction and Trades training facility in Brighton.
Click on this link to read more about our Have you MET your future? campaign.
"Fabulous launch event. I was seriously impressed!"
Douglas Heckman, Emsi Labour Market Analytics