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Opportunities Opportunities for you for you Employment, learning, training and and personal development development opportunities for 1616-18 year olds in Brighton & Hove Issue 12 - May 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

We also run a new drop-in from 1-4pm every Tuesday at the new Skills Shop located at 6 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3WA - pop down and see us! YOU CAN CONTACT THE YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE ON Tel: 01273 294247 Opportunities for You! - Issue 12 - May 2012


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.

There are several websites you could use to look for apprenticeships, check these out:

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

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

Parts Consultant with Euro Car Parts Retail Several Hairdressing apprenticeships Apprentice for an Events management & Design company Several Nursery Assistants positions plus many more …………

This site helps you find apprenticeship opportunities in your local area. Register, search and apply on: Recent apprenticeships vacancies advertised on include:


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• • • • • •


Customer Service Several apprentice Chef vacancies Bar apprentice Trade Counter Assistant Leisure Centre Assistant Apprentice Negotiator

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 dates: Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th May Opportunities for You! - Issue 12 - May 2012


17 week course - 3 days a week. 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: These courses take place at the Preston Road site near Preston Park. 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 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: These courses takes place 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 - Gain qualifications in fashion industry skills and undertake work placements with professional designers and fashion PR companies. • On2 Music Technology Course - course details as above.

NEXT START DATE: September 2012 STOP PRESS: DV8LIVE are hosting a FREE Creative Jobs Open Day as part of the Youth Arts Fringe Festival. The event is for 16-25 year olds and takes place on 5th May, 11am-5pm at DV8 Brighton. There will be special guests, information on training, workshops and advice on getting work in creative, media and the arts. Speak to your Employability Adviser for information on this.

Minimum of 6 weeks - maximum of 30 weeks. Options include: First4Media: Uses digital photography & film. Enterprise & Employability: Learn aspects of enterprise including customer service. Plan and deliver a business project. Get Into Music: Understanding studio and computer-based recording, podcasting and composition skills. Care: Get skills in health & social care, understand child growth & development. Opportunities for You! - Issue 12 - May 2012


Courses start: September 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

** Speak to an Employability Adviser to apply!

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Personal Development COURSES (you can still start up to 2 weeks after this date)

Hurry as places for the Opt-In at the Amex go really quickly!!!!

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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: Interviewing  an action packed residential week now!!  a work experience placement Travel is free and there are no course costs. Next course starts: Brighton Pelham: 21 May Brighton East: 28th May Hove/Shoreham: 4th June st

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Personal Development COURSES

Opportunities for You! - Issue 12 - May 2012


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 12 - May 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 Ivory Place 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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OTHER information……

Contact the Youth Employability Service for more information.

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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…… Is art your thing? Would you like to get into a creative career? New ART course starting 10th May Just one day a week for 6 weeks Achieve City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Creative TechniquesArt: Portfolio Building Put together a portfolio of art work showing basic drawing techniques and materials, the human form and sketches. You can progress on to Level 1 Art & Design Diploma if you want to.

Speak to an Employability Adviser for more information and to apply.

Courses for those that are unemployed and over 18 in Brighton & Hove Shine offers a complete package of employability skills, one-to-one support, career specific training and additional workshops, that will help you find a way into the workplace. Courses include: CSCS Construction Card, Customer Service, IT for Work, Administration & Finance, Introduction to Food Preparation, Health & Social Care and Introduction to Horticulture. To be eligible for the programme you must be claiming either JSA or ESA and be over 18 years of age. Your Jobcentre Plus Adviser can refer you for this programme.

Enthusiastic, reliable, motivated volunteers are needed to help at the Brighton & Hove People’s Day! To help give information and directions to the public and assist in the following Zone areas: Food, Sport, Play, Digital, Eco, Performance, History & Exhibitions, Relaxation and Craft The benefits of volunteering include; increased confidence, improving skills, widening experiences, meeting new people and networking, being part of a community event and information for your CV! To find out more check out To put your name forward as a volunteer email: Opportunities for You! - Issue 12 - May 2012


OTHER information……

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the latest Vacancies on the Street!! New issues should be out on 4th and 18th May 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 12 - May 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 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 Careers Service Helpline on: 08000 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 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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Opportunities For YOU Newsletter (May edition)  

This document is produced by the Client Advisers from the Youth Employability Service (Brighton). It contains training and personal developm...