Young people complete their training project in Hailsham

Hailsham Works scheme graduation, mayor Jo Bentley presents student with certificate SUS-140714-095541001
Hailsham Works scheme graduation, mayor Jo Bentley presents student with certificate SUS-140714-095541001

Students on a youth employment training scheme attended a special ceremony to celebrate completing the latest course as part of the Hailsham Works! project.

The Mayor of Hailsham, Jo Bentley, joined other invited guests and Tomorrow’s People project staff at the third Hailsham Works! graduation ceremony which took place at the Town Council offices.

Framed certificates were presented to graduates by the mayor.

Awards were given to eight graduates including Robert Caridad, Jordon Puttock and Charlie Hayward.

Cllr Bentley said Hailhsam Town Council was ‘once again delighted’ with the latest training cohort and the success of the Hailsham Works! overall. She added, “I’d like to congratulate all the young people who graduated on the third Hailsham Works! scheme. It’s been a pleasure witnessing the team help them on their journey and I’m sure project staff will continue to work closely with them over the coming weeks and months to ensure their continued success.

“Since the launch of Hailsham Works a number of local employers have offered training and apprenticeship opportunities to our young people, including the town council itself which employed a part-time receptionist from the very first cohort which graduated last autumn.

“We are very fortunate to have Hailsham Works in place and it’s great to learn that the scheme is on target to create even more apprenticeships well into the future.”

Carolyn Fogg, community liaison coordinator, said: “We are delighted by this group’s success, they have all worked so hard. We will continue to keep in contact with our graduates and offer them support if needed on an ongoing basis. Well done everyone!”

If you can help the Tomorrow’s People team, please contact Carolyn Fogg on 07741 272013 or email To join the next group of 16-24 year olds contact Carolyn or Kayley on 07500 667148.

• September 2013 saw the doors open to the first group of young people to join Hailsham Works!, a project run for 16-24 year olds from the former Cortlandt stable block in North Street by Sussex-based charity Tomorrow’s People.

• The group has undertaken a large variety of employment focused, confidence building and motivational activities during the latest 10-week course and have also got involved in various community projects, undertaking a variety of work placement and training days.