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Opportunities Opportunities for you for you Employment, learning, training and personal development development opportunities for 1616-18 year olds in Brighton & Hove Issue 11 - April 2012 Are you 16-18 and not in employment, education or training? If so, you can access FREE information, advice, guidance or support services from the Brighton & Hove Youth Employability Service:     

Help with CV writing, job search, application forms, 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)

Hollingdean Dip

69 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AE

13 Hollingbury Place, Hollingdean BN1 7GE

Wednesday 1pm - 4pm

Wednesday 1pm - 4pm

Youth Advice Centre (YAC)

Woodingdean Library

65 Blatchington Road, Hove BN3 3YJ

Warren Road, Woodingdean BN2 6BA

Thursday 1pm - 4pm

Friday 1pm - 4pm

67 Centre

Whitehawk Library

Hodshrove Lane, Moulsecoomb BN2 4RW

179a Whitehawk Road, Brighton BN2 5FL


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Youth Opportunities Fair!

On the 1st of March this year, young people in Brighton & Hove got the chance to find out about all the local opportunities within the city (many of which are featured in this magazine!) through attending the Youth Opportunities Fair 2012 at Hove Town Hall. The Youth Employability Service hosted the event, which saw a range of providers offering a huge range of opportunities including apprenticeships, personal development programmes, college courses and job vacancies which young people could sign up to on the day. Young people also got the chance to try their hands at the many different kinds of skills on offer - from hairdressing to bricklaying - and could even buy T-Shirts made by a local foundation learning business and enterprise group! Local music course providers showcased their skills with performances throughout the day and over 40 young people signed up for one of the many opportunities on offer. The event was an overwhelming success, and we received some great feedback from those who attended: “It was very good I got some good information for what I want to do in the future” “Everyone was very helpful and also very friendly, also didn’t have to queue to speak to people” Missed out? Don’t panic! Check out this magazine for a range of the opportunities which were on offer, or contact your Employability Adviser to find the right opportunity for you - and watch this space - we hope to deliver a repeat event later in the year!

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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 salary is £2.50 per hour, however, many apprentices earn significantly more. There may be different entry requirements depending on the Apprenticeships and the industry sectors. Competition for places can be fierce so you will need to show you are committed.

Register, search & apply for apprenticeships here: Examples of local apprenticeship vacancies recently advertised on include: • • • • • • • • • • •

Hairdressing Several Business Administration/ Receptionist and Customer Service roles IT Apprenticeship for iPhone App company Nursery Assistants Assistant Recruiter Care/Support Workers Apprentice Software Development & support assistant Sales Executive for Mercedes Benz Accounts Apprentice Apprentice for a Lettings Agent based in Hove plus many more …………

This is the local site for all apprenticeships in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas:

Apprenticeships with Mears!

Mears will soon be recruiting new apprentices in the Brighton & Hove area in the following trades and skills: Carpentry, Landscaping, Painting/Decorating, Plumbing, Electrical, Administration Apprenticeship Recruitment Days will take place in May. Ask your Employability Adviser for more information and to find out how to register your interest! Opportunities for You! - Issue 11 - April 2012


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 and/or 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: • ART & DESIGN – gain Bronze (Level1) and Silver (Level2) Award in the Arts • CHILD CARE – CACHE Award, Certificate & Diploma in Caring for a Child/Children – Entry 3 & Level 1 • CONSTRUCTION – Certificate in Preparation for Employment in the Construction Industries Level 1 • EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS – Functional skills at Entry level and ASDAN Award in Volunteering at an Event, Certificate in the Community Volunteering. Courses take place in Lewes Road, Brighton

You can start a course at NACRO AT ANY TIME - roll on roll off Inductions take place every 2 weeks


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. Improve your fitness, team building skills, gain qualifications, develop your self confidence and employability skills. They are also running a new course: BTEC National Diploma in Public Services 26 week course Dyke Road, Brighton 5 days per week

Next start date:4 3rd April 2012

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17 week course - 3 days a week. Exciting courses run by creative industry experts! £25-£30 per week paid to those eligible for bursary on Brighton courses. Up to £100 attendance reward on completion of the course. A focus on skills, jobs & routes into further education. Leave with a CV, qualifications, work portfolio, references AND the chance to get a work placement in creative businesses! DV8 Training - BRIGHTON: On2 Media Mix Course • A hands-on multimedia course including photography, video & animation, sound & web based media. • Your ideas turned into reality! Plus the chance to showcase in your work at a city-wide event • Use of industry-standard software. • Working closely with experienced artists and opportunities to make industry contacts • A chance to get recognised Level 1 qualifications, plus English & Maths Functional Skills. On2 Music Technology Course • A hands-on digital music course. • Use of industry standard software and access to music studios. • Working closely with experienced musicians, producers & technicians. • Your tunes, your way - with help and guidance on getting heard. • A chance to get recognised Level 1 qualifications, plus English & Maths Functional Skills DV8 Training - RINGMER: access facilities at Ringmer Community College (Bus 28 from central Brighton goes straight there or get the FREE minibus from Lewes Train Station!) Fashion & Design Level 2 You can get qualifications in fashion industry skills, and work placements with professional designers and fashion PR companies.

NEXT START DATE: September 2012

On2 Music Technology – as above

Minimum of 6 weeks - maximum of 30 weeks. Options include: • First4Media: Uses digital photography & film. • Enterprise & Employability: Different aspects of enterprise including customer service and the planning and delivery of a business project. • Get Into Music: Understanding the principles of studio and computer-based recording, podcasting and composition skills. • Care: Get skills in health & social care and understand child growth & development. Opportunities for You! - Issue 11 - April 2012


Courses start: April 2012

Personal Development COURSES For 16-18 year olds

**Breakfast & travel paid ** You can start this 4 week course AT ANY TIME – roll on roll off


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Personal Development COURSES

You can start this course at any time - roll on roll off. Interested? Ask an Employability Adviser!

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 unemployed. 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 a full-time course at City College for September if you wish to do so. The course includes:  an action packed residential week  a work experience placement Travel is free and there are no course costs. Next course starts: Brighton: 21 May 2012 Hove/Shoreham: 28th May 2012 st

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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



Starts Wednesday 18 April 4.30pm-5.45pm Starts: nd Wednesday 2 May Wednesday’s 5.30-7.30pm

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Personal Development COURSES

Are you aged 16-19? Want to earn £40 per week, and keep your benefits?* * Get a CV * Improve your interview skills * Help with your job search * Gain a qualification * Help your local community * AND…. get paid!!! Expenses of up to £40 per week plus a weekly bus pass (*you can still keep your benefits if you’re 18 or over)


28th May 2012

Retail and Customer Service Apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds You will enhance your employability skills by: • Undertaking work experience and gaining employer references • Working towards achieving an NVQ Level 2 in Customer Services • Improving your numeracy & literacy qualifications, working towards Level 2 Literacy & Numeracy The programme lasts up to 6 months and you will be required to work 16 hours a week. You will also receive £50 per week in expenses

This is a great chance if you are dedicated, motivated and want a shot at getting a job. Speak to an Employability Adviser for more information! Opportunities for You! - Issue 11 - April 2012


Personal Development COURSES



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 Sackville Road, Hove - Come with your child and learn about how to support their [Up stairs on left outside early learning, speech and language development - Art, craft and play activities Honeycroft café] THURSDAY TARNER CHILDREN’S PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT - STEPPING STONES CENTRE For young dads and mums - Help to support you as a parent & to prepare you to achieve Ivory Place Brighton 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 - Work at your own pace on your English or maths skills 1-6 Park Crescent 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.

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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OTHER information…… Passionate about music?

Access to Music are the UK’s largest provider of popular music education, training and development and they’re based right here in Brighton. Whatever you want to become within the music industry, they have the right course to help get you there. Did you know that Ed Sheeran and Vanessa from the Saturday’s started out at Access to Music?… Find out which course is right for you: Music Performance Want to be a performer, musician or vocalist? Music Technology Do you want to be a programmer, sound technician, or music producer? Music Composition Want to be a songwriter, a producer or a composer? Music Business Do you want to be a music entrepreneur or work behind the scenes in the music industry? Popular Music Level 1 Are you starting out in music? Go along to one of their Open and Taster days to find out more!

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OTHER information……

Ask someone from the Youth Employability Service

Starts: 20th April so please let us know as soon as possible if you’re interested Opportunities for You! - Issue 11 - April 2012


OTHER information……

Come and see the Youth Employability Service at this event too! Opportunities for You! - Issue 11 - April 2012


OTHER information……

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the latest Vacancies on the Street!! New issues should be out on 6th and 20th April 2012! Available from drop-ins!

Some of the Youth Employability Service Team at the Youth Opportunities Fair in March

Go to: ‘YESTVBrighton’

Go to Facebook: ‘Youth Employability Service’

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). Opportunities for You! - Issue 11 - April 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 elsewhere: Nextstep: This is the free service offering careers advice to adults age 19+. or telephone 0800 100 900. This website,, can provide careers advice and information. From the home page, click on “Young People” then “Careers Advisors are here to help” 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 Family Information Service: provides information on childcare, health and parenting etc. Call the service on 01273 293545. Friends Centre: contact 01273 810210 or Safe + Sorted: ( Guidance and information drop in for young people up to 25. Includes employment and training advice. Call 645900. Whitehawk Inn: contact Gateway Team on 01273 682222 or Young People’s Centre (YPC): contact 01273 887886 or or Youth Advice Centre: ( Impartial advice and information on training, employment and a wide range of other support. Up to age 25. Call 01273 889292. 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 any 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 Young Peoples Careers Helpline: 080 800 13219. Open every day from 8am to 10pm. If you live in West Sussex you can go to: If you live in East Sussex you can 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.

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