Brighton duo celebrate completing their apprenticeships

Posted On 05 Apr 2011 at 12:45 pm

Two young workers from Brighton have been congratulated on qualifying at the end of their apprenticeships.

Cassie Harrison, 20, and Zak Flannery, 19, were taken on as apprentices by Brighton Royal Pavilion and Museums.

They have staged events and exhibitions and have helped to look after some of Brighton’s most historic buildings.

At the same time they completed a Level 2 National Award in Cultural and Heritage Venue Operations through the City Business Skills Department at City College Brighton and Hove.

Their qualification covers front-of-house, admin and support roles for any type of cultural venue.

It required them to gain hands-on experience of the processes and procedures that enable a cultural venue to run smoothly.

Miss Harrison said: “City College has been really supportive the whole way through this apprenticeship and our skills adviser was always there for us if we needed any help.

“It’s been such a privilege to work at the Royal Pavilion with such a great team of people.

“I’ve had a wonderful time and learnt so much.”

City College’s skills adviser Marcus Pescod said: “Cassie and Zak both showed great determination and worked exceptionally hard to achieve the knowledge and research required to cover the award, technical certificates and key skills.

“They gained a broad, up-to-date knowledge of the creative and cultural sector and this qualification will really help further their career within the industry.”

John Cooper, the Royal Pavilion’s volunteer and training manager, said: “The relationship with City College was crucial.

“We couldn’t have gone ahead with these apprenticeships without learning support from an accredited organisation and the college fulfilled that role to a really high standard.”

The duo celebrated the completion of their apprenticeships in a ceremony held at the Royal Pavilion.

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