HELP is being offered to businesses which want to start employing young apprentices.
Advice on apprenticeships, incentives, networking and support will be on offer at a business lunch in Chichester College.
MP Andrew Tyrie will also be speaking at the event.
The event will be the beginning of a new business support partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses, Chichester College, West Sussex County Council, Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Apprenticeship Service and Chichester District Council.
Chris Heaps, chairman of Arun and district branch of the Federation of Small Businesses, said: “Apprenticeships are a great option for small businesses and we have held successful events similar to this in Surrey in 2013 and are keen to do the same in Sussex for 2014.”
The event will take place on Friday, January 17, from 12.30pm-2.30pm.