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Apprentices take up the Brathay Challenge 2014

The Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014 at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe day nursery, Bradford Road, Brighouse.

The Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014 at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe day nursery, Bradford Road, Brighouse.

A group of apprentices will help raise awareness of the work they do in the community and collect vital funds for charity in the process.

The team from Hipperholme and Lightcliffe Day Nursery in Brighouse are taking part in the Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2014, a competition in search for the apprentice team of the year.

Captain of the team Emma Walls said everyone is looking forward to getting stuck into the events they have got lined up.

“We are already planning cake and buns sales and coffee mornings to start off with to raise money for our chosen charity which is the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

“We need to raise £500 to be entered into the final.

“As well as raising money, the team will be going into local schools and talking about apprenticeships.”

The eleven apprentices, aged between 17 and 21, will take part in the regional heats, consisting of awareness raising activities and a community project, between January and March.

The Brathay Apprentice Challenge is supported by the National Apprenticeship Service.

To win the Brathay Apprentice Challenge, teams of apprentices have to prove their team building, leadership, logistical and communications abilities.

The teams compete in a series of work-related challenges to develop new skills, benefit their local communities as well as raise the profile of their employers and apprenticeships.

Now in its third year, the Challenge will see the eight finalist teams announced in April and will battle it out to be crowned ‘apprentice team of the year’ in June at the Brathay Trust’s headquarters in Windermere.

 

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