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Opportunities Opportunities for you for you Employment, learning, training and personal development opportunities opportunities for 1616-19 year olds in Brighton & Hove Issue 17 - October 2012 Are you 16-19 and not in employment, education or training? If so, you can access FREE information, advice, guidance from the Brighton & Hove Youth Employability Service:     

Help with CV writing, job search, application forms and interview skills Advice on relevant benefits Help with applying for jobs, apprenticeships, college and other training Access to computers, printing, post and telephones Friendly and helpful staff!

Come along to a drop-in in your area: Monday 1pm - 4pm Tuesday 1pm - 4pm Young People's Centre (YPC)

City Skills & Jobs Shop

69 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AE

6 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG

** NEW ** Monday’s 1pm-4pm YES Advisers are now available at Hove JobCentre Plus, Boundary Road, Hove

Wednesday 1pm - 4pm

Wednesday 1pm - 4pm

Youth Advice Centre (YAC)

Woodingdean Library,

65 Blatchington Road, Hove BN3 3YJ

Warren Road, Woodingdean BN2 6BA

** NEW ** Wednesday’s 1pm-4pm YES Advisers are now available at Brighton JobCentre Plus, Edward Street, Brighton

Thursday 1pm - 4pm

Friday 1pm - 4pm

67 Centre

Whitehawk Community Hub

Hodshrove Lane, Moulsecoomb BN2 4RW

179a Whitehawk Road, Brighton BN2 5FL

YOU CAN CONTACT THE YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE ON Tel: 01273 294247 Go to Facebook: ‘YESbrightonhove’ Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012


So whether you've got the moves like Jagger, fancy yourself as the next Jamie Oliver, are handy with hand tools or know your perm from your peroxide, we want you to show us what you can do!

We are now taking nominations for Talent Factory 2012, giving you the opportunity to showcase your skills and talents and show the world that Brighton and Hove’s young people do have talent! We are looking for ten individuals to take part, creating ten short films all about you and what you have to offer an employer. We would like our nominees to talk about what being unemployed has been like, and to demonstrate their talent, passion or skill. The films will then be promoted through all our social media channels, leading to a film premier and celebration event showing the city’s employers the talent that our city’s young people have to offer in the workplace. We want to help young people to gain recognition for their talents and to help employers look past what’s written on a CV. Talent Factory 2012 - Be part of it!

If you’d like to be part of it, then please contact: Elle Dyson, Employability Adviser, Youth Employability Service Mobile: 0779 9662910

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Become an Apprentice! As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain skills. Apprentices also receive valuable training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. The minimum st salary is £2.65 per hour (from 1 October 2012) however, apprentices can earn significantly more. There may be different entry requirements depending on the apprenticeship and the industry sector. Competition for places can be fierce so you will need to show you are committed.

You can register, search & apply for apprenticeships through the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)

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Examples of local apprenticeship vacancies recently advertised on include: Play Centre Worker Apprenticeship Call Centre Apprenticeship Facilities Management Apprenticeship PR Apprenticeship Trainee Bartender ….. plus many more


This site will help you find apprenticeship providers and vacancies in the Brighton, Hove and Sussex area. Recent apprenticeships vacancies advertised on include: • Apprentice Cashier with Barclays Bank • Patisserie Chef Apprentice • Social Media & Web Developer • Trainee Negotiator ….. plus many more

Visit for all apprenticeships in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas

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COURSES Foundation Learning is for those aged between 16-18 and who are not in education, employment or training (up to 25 for learners with learning difficulties/disabilities). Qualifications are at entry level and/or level 1 and include functional skills (English, Maths and ICT) and personal & social development. Foundation Learning offers flexible programmes to help develop skills, confidence and independence in preparation for work, training or further education. Nacro provide a personalised programme of study to help learners gain confidence and achieve the qualifications they need to fulfil their potential. Courses to choose from, including quotes from previous students: • ART & DESIGN – “It has helped me as a musician, artist & as a person and helped me understand my potential”. Gain Bronze (Level1) and Silver (Level2) Award in the Arts • CHILD CARE – “I am studying Level 1 in Childcare, English & Maths. I’m now planning to go to college or into an apprenticeship after I leave Nacro”. Gain: CACHE Award, Certificate & Diploma in Caring for a Child/Children – Entry 3 & Level 1 • CONSTRUCTION – “Before I didn’t know much about bricklaying, However, since being here I’ve learnt a lot and this will be an advantage when applying for jobs”. Gain: Certificate in Preparation for Employment in the Construction Industries Level 1 • EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS – “It has helped me improve my practical & written skills giving me the tools I will need for future employment”. Gain: Functional skills at Entry level and ASDAN Award in Volunteering at an Event, Certificate in the Community Volunteering.

** TRAVEL COSTS ARE PAID and FOOD PROVIDED! ** Courses take place in Lewes Road, Brighton Inductions take place every 2 weeks

You can start a course at NACRO AT ANY TIME - roll on roll off

Military Preparation College - Brighton Courses to choose from at MPCT: Military or Public Services Ideal preparation for the Armed Forces or for the Public Services. This course allows development through physical training, teamwork and confidence building activities leading to industry recognised qualifications. They are also running a new course: BTEC National Diploma in Public Services 26 week course Dyke Road, Brighton 5 days per week

Courses start every 4 weeks at MPCT Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012


courses Duration: From 12-18 weeks, 3 days a week - £25 - £30 per week paid to those eligible for bursary. - A flexible, personalised learning programme - Nationally recognised qualifications that suit them - Opportunities for work experience and volunteering in creative industries - Support with applications to college and work - Tuition from expert musicians, producers, artists, dancers, film-makers - The chance to progress on to Level 2 & Level 3 programmes at Dv8 - Opportunities to release music singles, curate catwalk shows, exhibit work in public DV8 Training - BRIGHTON These courses take place at the Preston Road site near Preston Park:

MUSIC PRODUCTION with DV8: • • • • .

Become a digital music producer Release a single, Working in a small group and includes work experience Can progress onto Level 2

MEDIA UPLOAD with DV8: • •

Learn video, photography, animation and sound skills. Showcase your work online on YouTube, on the Dv8live websites and also at events and festivals.


On the autumn (12 week) Design course, produce your own fabrics, prints & accessories. On the spring (18 week) Clothing course; make outfits and learn skills in pattern cutting and styling.

NEXT START DATE: 24th September (will accept referrals after this date if places still available)

Duration: up to 30 weeks Venue: Crew Club, Whitehawk Options include: - Enterprise & Marketing: Design a product, explore marketing & advertising &

develop real business skills including sales, promotion & customer service. - Enterprise & Employability: Develop work skills, improve job prospects & gain qualifications & maximise progression opportunities - Care: Explore childcare & development; develop practical skills with real babies! A stepping stone to care based courses at Level 2.

Starts: Monthly start dates Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012



LEVEL 1 POPULAR MUSIC COURSE A full Level 1 Foundation Learning course, providing stimulating learning aimed at giving students the means to progress into further study or employment. The course supports the development of personal and social skills, including functional skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT. This practical 30 week course is music based and is ideal for relative beginners in music playing and music production, as well as more experienced musicians who are keen to take their learning further. Students will benefit from ATM’s national and local enrichment programmes, as well as access to its studio facilities.

Starting: End of September 2012 Accredited by: Rockschool, Edexcel, NCFE Venue: Access to Music Brighton **** Interested? **** Ask someone from the Youth Employability Service Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012



New Foundation Learning for 16-18 year olds in Mile Oak, Portslade Do you want to learn how to run your own business? Join ‘The Biz’ and learn how to run your own social enterprise:  Restoring furniture  Printing and selling cards, bags and t-shirts  Repairing and selling bikes  Gain qualifications in creative craft, enterprise skills, progression award (CVs, job skills and team-building), maths and English. You can gain experience of running a business, work experience and qualifications. Travel costs will be paid along with a weekly allowance of up to £20 Venue: The Chalk Pit, Mile Oak Road (Sussex Central YMCA warehouse)

Rolling programme starting every 2 weeks (taster sessions available) The Biz is a joint venture by Portslade Adult Learning and Central Sussex YMCA. Support is provided by the Education Funding Agency and Brighton & Hove City Council

Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012



Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012



For more info: speak to someone from the Youth Employability Service or call them direct (number below)

Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012



Next course: Starting soon Speak to an Employability Adviser to apply! Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012



New training centre now open in Portslade Old Village The Fit for Work programme aims to help you gain skills and knowledge to secure an apprenticeship, employment or further education and training. • For 16-19 year olds • Includes a work experience placement • Level 1 in Customer Service, Business & Administration, Retail, Food & Beverage Service and Hospitality Services • Help with employment skills; CVs, job applications and interview skills • Travel is paid You can start on this programme at any time - roll on roll off

PRINCE’S TRUST TEAM PROGRAMME Run by City College in Brighton, Hove and Shoreham FREE 12 week programme for 16-25 year olds who are looking for work. The programme will help to build confidence and motivation, develop new skills and qualifications. It will look great on your CV and you will have the skills and confidence to apply for work, training or a full-time course at college. The course includes:  an action packed residential week receive useful training & get help with your CV   a work experience placement Travel is free and there are no course costs. Next Brighton course starts: 24th SEPTEMBER 2012 (however, you can start after this date if places are still available) Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012





WHAT IS IT? CHILD DEVELOPMENT - EARLY START For young dads and mums - Come with your child and learn about how to support their early learning, speech and language development - Art, craft and play activities WEDNESDAY HONEYCROFT CHILD DEVELOPMENT - EARLY START For young dads and mums St Barnabas’ Hall - Come with your child and learn about how to support their Sackville Road, Hove early learning, speech and language development [Up stairs on left outside - Art, craft and play activities Honeycroft café] THURSDAY TARNER CHILDREN’S PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT - STEPPING STONES CENTRE For young dads and mums Ivory Place - Help to support you as a parent & to prepare you to Brighton achieve your goals - Includes- work on stress, self-esteem, looks, diet, sex, relationships, drink & drugs, budgeting, thinking about college and the future THURSDAY SALVATION ARMY FUNCTIONAL SKILLS PRACTICAL ENGLISH/MATHS CONGRESS HALL For all parents 1-6 Park Crescent Terrace - Work at your own pace on your English or maths skills Brighton - Nationally recognised Functional Skills Qualification at L1 (same as GCSE D-G grades ) or L2 (GCSE A-C grades) If courses have started places may still be available. Referrals taken all year round. These FREE courses include crèche and are accredited to National Open College Network. Brighton & Hove Young Parents Facebook page:

Interested in Getting into Childcare?? FREE Childcare Taster sessions These 2 hour sessions are for 18+ year olds and are designed to give you a good overview of working in childcare. Discover the different job opportunities, the qualification route into childcare and local training opportunities available and decide if it's the right career move for you.


Weekly Childcare Vacancy List The list includes paid, unpaid and apprenticeship positions in early years, childcare and play across the city. It can also be downloaded each week from: Receive the Childcare Vacancy List by email automatically -

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT courses To be eligible for Right Here courses you must be between 16-25yrs old and identify with any of these: NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) * Young parents * Young carers * Those that have been bullied (or bully others) * Young people who feel isolated * Homeless/separated from families * Those who misuse substances * LGBTU (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans or Unsure) young people * Young people with physical and/or learning disabilities * Young offenders * Young people in, or leaving care * Asylum seekers and Refugees * Black and Minority Ethnic young people


Have you ever thought of Volunteering?? Learn valuable new skills! Improve your confidence! Fill spare time with something worthwhile! Gain a work reference for your CV! Interested? Ask your Employability Adviser about volunteering opportunities available to you! We are on the look out for new volunteers! If you're aged between 16-25 and live in Brighton and Hove then get involved! Take a look at to find out more. Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012



Ask the lovely guys from the Youth Employability Service


24th SEPTEMBER 2012 (you can still start 3 weeks after this date)

To apply for any of the opportunities mentioned in this newsletter speak to your Employability Adviser or come along to your nearest Youth Employability Service drop-in (details on the front page). Go to: ‘YESTVBrighton’

Go to Facebook: ‘YESbrightonhove’ Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012


COLLEGE OPEN EVENTS coming soon… Do you want to go to college? Go along to a college open day to find out more about the courses available to you: BHASVIC 205 Dyke Road Hove BN3 6EG Tel: 01273 552200 Wednesday 14th November 6.30-9pm and Thursday 15th November 6.30-9pm

BRIGHTON ALDRIDGE ACADEMY (BACA) Contact the school: 01273 691191 CENTRAL SUSSEX COLLEGE, Crawley campus, College Road, Crawley, RH10 1NR th

Wednesday 7 November, 4pm- 8pm

CITY COLLEGE BRIGHTON & HOVE Tel: (01273) 667788 Main campus (Pelham Street) th Wednesday 17 October 5.30pm – 7.30pm th Tuesday 20 November 5.30pm – 7.30pm For: Art and Design, Beauty Therapy, Business, Carpentry, Catering, Childcare, Computing, Digital Arts, Electrical, English Language, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Higher Education, Photography, Science and Public Services East Brighton campus (Wilson Avenue) th Wednesday 17 October 5.30pm – 7.30pm th Tuesday 20 November 5.30pm – 7.30pm Acting, Drama and Dance, Building Maintenance, Film Making and Animation, Journalism, Motor Vehicle, Music, Sport, Public Services

NORTHBROOK COLLEGE, Worthing (for 16-18 Education) Tel: 0845 1556060 Broadwater Campus Broadwater Road Worthing West Sussex BN12 6NU Wednesday 14th November, 6-8pm for: Childcare, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Bricklaying, Carpentry, Painting & Decorating, Construction, Electrical, Music Technology, Music Performing, Pre Vocational Training, Mechanical Craft, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Public Services, Apprenticeships West Durrington Campus Littlehampton Road Worthing West Sussex BN12 6NU Thursday 15th November, 6-8pm for: Art & Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Retail, Media Production, Computing, ICT, Business, Travel & Tourism, Cabin Crew, Catering & Hospitality, Performing Arts, Dance, Theatre Production Shoreham Airport Campus Shoreham Airport, West Sussex BN43 5FF th Tuesday 13 November, 6pm – 8pm for: Aircraft Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Engineering, Motorcycle Maintenance, Automobile Engineering

PLUMPTON COLLEGE Ditchling Road Nr Lewes BN7 3AE Tel: (01273) 890454 rd

Saturday 3 November 9am – 12.30pm.

PORTSLADE ALDRIDGE ACADEMY (PACA) Contact the school: 01273 410711 SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE, Lewes Campus, Mountfield Road, Lewes, BN7 2XH Tel: (01273) 483188

Friday 9th November 5.00pm-7.30pm & Saturday 10th November 10am-12pm

VARNDEAN COLLEGE, Surrenden Road Brighton BN1 6WQ. Tel: (01273) 508011 st

Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22nd November, 6.30pm-9pm

You can also get help with deciding on a course from an Employability Adviser at your nearest drop-in! Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012


Are you now over 19 or living outside of Brighton & Hove?‌ Are you now over 19? You have reached the age when the Youth Employability Service is no longer funded to work with you. However, careers guidance and help to find work, training or college courses is available from the National Careers Service, Telephone: 0800 100 900 or go to the web page: The following organisations also offer guidance along with other services and courses for adults. Contact them to see if they are able to help you: The Bridge: contact 01273 294930 or City Jobs: contact 01273 232642/5 or City Skills & Jobs Shop, Brighton: contact 01273 667770 Facebook: Twitter: @SkillsAndJobs Family Information Service: provides information on childcare, health and parenting etc. Contact 01273 293545 Friends Centre: contact 01273 810210 or One Youth Brighton: provides a drop in service for 16-25 year olds for help with finding work and training. Contact 01273 694746 or Safe + Sorted: guidance and information drop in for young people up to 25. Contact 01273 645900 or Whitehawk Inn: contact Gateway Team on 01273 682222 or Youth Advice Centre: guidance and information drop in service for young people up to the age of 25. Contact 01273 889292 or Young People’s Centre (YPC): contact 01273 887886 or or Youth Service: for further information and updates about local services, see If you have previously held a statement of special needs you can still use the Youth Employability Service up to age 25. If you think this applies to you, get in touch with us on 01273 294247 and we can advise on help available. Do you live outside of Brighton & Hove? If you live outside of Brighton & Hove the Youth Employability Service is unable to help you, but you can get free careers information, help and guidance from the National Careers Service Helpline on: 0800 100 900. (Open every day from 8am to 10pm). You can also visit the web page at: If you live in West Sussex you can also go to: If you live in East Sussex you can also go to: If you are now settled in work, training or on a college course and no longer wish to receive this newsletter or to update your contact details please call the Youth Employability Service on 01273 294247.

Opportunities for You! - Issue 17 - October 2012


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