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Opportunities for you Employment, learning, training and personal development opportunities for 1616-18 year olds in Brighton & Hove Issue 7 – November 2011 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

*New venue* Whitehawk Library

Hodshrove Lane, Moulsecoomb BN2 4RW

179a Whitehawk Road, Brighton BN2 5FL

YOU CAN CONTACT THE YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE ON Tel: 01273 294247 Opportunities for You! - Issue 7 - November 2011

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: * Apprentice for Letting Agents in Hove * Legal Secretary * Several Business Admin/receptionist roles * Trainee Negotiator * Nursery Practitioners – lots of new vacancies in child care settings * Junior Web Designer * Audio & video Unit Technical apprentice * Technical Support Assistant * Support workers (Care)

IT Apprenticeship Academy in Brighton (free for 16-18 year olds) Now recruiting for the next 39 week programme starting in February 2012. With Zenos you get: * 18 weeks study in a state-of-the-art Academy * Up to 21 weeks on-the-job assessment * From day one you’ll earn £91 p/w * No tuition fees to pay; the training is free * Gain Microsoft and CompTIA Qualifications * Outstanding success rates – more than 96% of our graduates gain all their Apprenticeship

Interested? ask your Employability Adviser for more information!

Brighton Zenos Academy Open Day 1st Floor, Queensbury House, 103-109 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XF Date: Wednesday 9th November or Tuesday 22nd November They are holding 2 sessions and you are welcome to attend either. Events start at 6pm and another at 7pm.

Apprenticeships are also advertised through

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COURSES Who is eligible for Foundation Learning? Those between 16-18 years old and not in education, employment or training (up to 25 for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities). Qualifications are below level 2 which is the equivalent to 5 GCSE’s A-C grades. Course content: Foundation Learning has 3 core elements and students will study aspects of all 3 of these: • Vocational / subject based • Functional Skills • Personal and Social Development Progression: Students can progress from Foundation Learning programmes onto: • Further Foundation Learning programmes • Level 2 courses • Employment with training • Volunteering • Apprenticeships • the Diploma

17 week course, 3 days a week. Exciting courses run by creative industry experts! £25-£40 per week for 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! On2 Media Mix • A hands-on multimedia course spanning photography, video & animation, sound & web based media. • Your ideas turned into reality! Plus the chance to showcase in White Night Festival. • Use of industry-standard software. • Working closely with experienced artists & making links with industry. • A chance to get recognised Level 1 vocational & creative qualifications, plus your English & Maths Functional Skills (E2-L1) On2 Music Technology • 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 vocational and creative qualifications, plus your English & Maths Functional Skills (E2-L1). Ringmer On2 Fashion and On2 Music Technology – access amazing facilities at Ringmer Community College! (Bus 28 from various central Brighton stops goes there direct, or FREE minibus from Lewes Train Station!).

NEXT START DATES: March 2012 Opportunities for You! - Issue 7 - November 2011


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. Foundation Learning Courses at NACRO: • • • •

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


Boost your chance of a career in the armed forces or other uniformed/public service career areas. Improve your fitness, team building skills, obtain qualifications, develop your self confidence and employability skills. 26 week course Dyke Road, Brighton 5 days per week

Next start date: 7th November 2011

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Minimum of 6 weeks, maximum of 30 weeks. Foundation ACCESS options include: • First4Media: Uses digital photography & film to engage students in thinking creatively • 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.

Courses start: Jan 2012, Feb 2012 and April 2012

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Personal Development COURSES Walwyn Trust 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 16hrs a week. You will also receive £50 per week in expenses

If you are dedicated, motivated and would like a shot at getting a real job, this could be the course for you! Speak to an Employability Adviser for more information!

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Personal Development COURSES

These courses are free for 18+ year olds who are currently claiming JSA. You need to speak to your Job Centre Adviser to be referred. Courses are available in some of the city’s key employment sectors including: Construction, Health & Social Care, Retail, IT and Hospitality.

PRINCE’S TRUST TEAM PROGRAMME @ CITY COLLEGE FREE 12 week programme helping to build confidence and motivation, develop new skills and qualifications. The Team Programme 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:  a week away at a residential centre  two week work experience placement Travel is free and there are no course costs.

Next course starts in January 2012! Interviews start from November’11

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Personal Development COURSES






HONEYCROFT St Barnabas’ Hall Sackville Road, Hove [Up stairs on left outside Honeycroft café] TARNER CHILDREN’S CENTRE Ivory Place Brighton




WHAT IS IT? CHILD DEVELOPMENT - EARLY START Young mums/dads from teenage to 25yrs old - Come with your child and learn about how to support their early learning, speech and language development - Art, craft and play activities CHILD DEVELOPMENT - EARLY START Young mums/dads from teenage to 25yrs old - Come with your child and learn about how to support their early learning, speech and language development - Art, craft and play activities PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT - STEPPING STONES - Personal development for young mothers teenage to 21yrs old - Includes- self esteem, sex and relationships, looking after yourself, finding out what you want and how to get it, communicating effectively FUNCTIONAL SKILLS LITERACY/NUMERACY For all parents - Work at your own pace on your literacy/numeracy skills - Practice and final tests - Nationally recognised Functional Skills Qualification

COURSES HAVE STARTED however 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.

The next sessions will be held on: Tuesday 6th December 2011 7pm - 9pm Wednesday 25th January 2012, 10am - 12noon TO BOOK OR RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE SESSIONS, CONTACT: 01273 293545

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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USEFUL information……

£ National Minimum Wage (NMW) £ From 1st October 2011, the NMW hourly rate increased to:

☺ £3.68 for Workers aged 16-17 (above the school leaving age but under 18 years)

☺ £2.60 for Apprentices under 19 years, or 19 and over and in the first year of their apprenticeship £4.98 for workers aged 18-20 £6.08 for workers aged 21 and over The NMW rates are reviewed each year by Low Pay Commission. For more information visit

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COLLEGE OPEN EVENTS Do you want to go to college? You can 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 9th November 6.30-9pm and Thursday 10th November 4.30-7.30pm

CITY COLLEGE BRIGHTON & HOVE Tel: (01273) 667788 - City College Central Campus Pelham Street Brighton BN1 4FA Wednesday 12th October 5.30-9pm and Wednesday 22nd November 5.30-9pm 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. - City College East Campus Wilson Avenue Brighton BN2 5PB (near Brighton Marina) Thursday 13th October 5.30-9pm and Thursday 23rd November 5.30-9pm For: Acting, Drama and Dance, Building and Maintenance, Filmmaking 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 Tuesday 15th November 2011, 5.30-8pm for: Childcare, Floristry, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapies, Bricklaying, Carpentry, Painting & Decorating, Construction, Electrical, Music Technology, Music Performing, Pre Vocational Training, Mechanical Craft (Level 2)*, Public Services, Apprenticeships - West Durrington Campus Littlehampton Road Worthing West Sussex BN12 6NU Wednesday 16th November 2011, 5.30-8pm for: Art & Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, 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 Thursday 17th November 2011, 5.30-8pm for: Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Engineering, Motorcycle Maintenance, Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)*, Electronic Engineering

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

Careers & courses advice mornings: Saturday 5th November 2011 9am-12.30pm and Saturday 3rd March 2012 9am-12.30pm Annual Open Day: Saturday 12th May 2012 9am-5pm

SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE Eastbourne Campus Sussex Downs College Cross Levels Way Eastbourne East Sussex BN21 2UF Tel: (01323) 637637

Monday 17th October and Thursday 3rd November 5.30-8pm

SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE Lewes Campus Mountfield Road Lewes East Sussex BN7 2XH Tel: (01273) 483188

Friday 11th November 6-8pm and Saturday 12th November 10am-12pm

VARNDEAN COLLEGE Surrenden Road Brighton BN1 6WQ Tel: (01273) 508011 Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd November from 6.30pm

You can also get help with deciding on a course from an Employability Adviser at your nearest drop-in! Opportunities for You! - Issue 7 - November 2011

EVENTS COMING SOON……… Interested in performing or making music? Access to Music are holding 2 open sessions on Saturday 19th November – you can come along between 11am-12.30 or 1pm2.30pm. During these sessions there will be the opportunity to watch live performances, get hands on with instruments, meet some of our excellent music students and ask any questions about taking the next steps into music education. Booking is essential.

Apprenticeship Careers Fair Wednesday 23rd November 2-7pm The Amex Community Stadium, Falmer, Brighton Want to find out about apprenticeships? This event will bring together employers from the cities key industry sectors their role to offer young people an insight into what a career in their industry can offer, what future prospects they might expect and the diversity of roles available within the sector. Sectors represented are Retail, Creative, Cultural & Digital Media, Sports & Fitness, Hospitality & Catering, Banking & Commerce, Construction & the trades, Environment, Hair & Beauty, Care & Childcare, Leisure, Travel & Tourism, IT & Communications and Public Sector. Employers, training providers, colleges and representatives from will be there. Also attending will be apprentices and Apprentice Champions who you can chat to about their experience. Their will be specific provision for pre apprenticeships to ensure clear route ways and equality of access for those young people who may need additional support prior to accessing a full apprenticeship. The event is open from 2-7pm but where possible, it is recommend that you come along between 2 and 5.30 so you can meet with as many employers as you can possibly fit in!!!!!

Let your Employability Adviser know if you would like to attend Opportunities for You! - Issue 7 - November 2011

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the latest Vacancies on the Street!! New issues should be out on 11th & 25th November 2011! Available from drop-ins!

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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). 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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