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Opportunities Opportunities for for you you A guide to employ employment, mployment, learning, training and personal development opportunities for 1616-19 year olds in Brighton & Hove Issue 19 - December’12/January’13 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

Mondays 1pm - 4pm YES Advisers are 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

Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm YES Advisers are available at Brighton JobCentre Plus, Edward Street, Brighton

Thursday 1pm - 4pm

Friday 1pm - 4pm

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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 19 - December’12/January’13



16-19? Not in Education, Employment or Training?? and living in Brighton & Hove?

Check out a special event coming soon just for you! Tuesday 12th March 2013

Save the date! This event will take place at: Corn Exchange, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE To find out more about this EXCITING event as the plans are revealed contact the Youth Employability Service on: 01273 294247 You can also visit us online at:

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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 salary is £2.65 per hour 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.

Visit for all apprenticeships in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas

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

Examples of local apprenticeship vacancies recently advertised on include: • • • • • • • • •

Apprentice Travel Adviser with TUI Floor covering apprenticeship Optical Consultant with Boots HR apprentice for a legal practice Several Apprentice Chef positions Front of House team member Business Administration Several Hairdressing vacancies Media Analyst ….. plus many more

APPRENTICESHIPS IN SUSSEX This site will help you find apprenticeship providers and vacancies in the Brighton, Hove and Sussex area. Recent apprenticeships vacancies advertised include:

• • • • • • • •

Advanced Creative & Digital Media apprentice Museum ICT apprentice Insurance Claims technician Care/Nursery Assistants Apprentice Hospitality Assistant Competition Groom for a stables in Wadhurst 1st Line Phone Support Desk Technician Several Hairdressing vacancies …….. plus many more

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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, combined with some real work skills experience.

Join us and you can gain work experience and recognised qualifications:

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Business and Administration Retail and Customer Service Maths, English and ICT Personal and social development Work skills/job coaching Work experience opportunities Duration: up to 26 weeks 3 days per week

Venue: Opposite the Brighton Eye! Skills Training UK, 2nd Floor, Olivier House, 18 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL (entrance in Madeira Place) £10 voucher when you sign up

Lunch Provided & Travel Paid Bursaries available if eligible You can start this programme at any time - apply now!

DURATION: up to 30 weeks VENUE: The 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 19 - December’12/January’13



LEVEL 1 POPULAR MUSIC COURSE 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. It also supports the development of personal and social skills, including functional skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT. Students will benefit from ATM’s national and local enrichment programmes, as well as access to its studio facilities. Accredited by: Rockschool, Edexcel, NCFE Contact us for the next starts date

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

Location: The Chalk Pit, Mile Oak Road (Sussex Central YMCA warehouse) Rolling programme starting every 2 weeks (taster sessions available) Opportunities for You! - Issue 19 - December’12/January’13


courses DV8 Training Brighton - Courses for 16-19 year olds Duration: 12-22 week courses, 3 days a week - £25 - £30 per week paid to those eligible for bursary - A flexible, personalised learning programme, tuition from experts and professionals - Nationally recognised qualifications - Opportunities for work experience in creative industries - Support with applications to college and work - Opportunities to release music singles, curate catwalk shows, exhibit work in public - Opportunities for industry work experience on all courses! CREATIVE UPLOAD with DV8 (Preston Road site): • Learn a broad range of creative and media skills, such as making music, films of t-shirt design. Choose what YOU want to focus on! MUSIC PRODUCTION with DV8 (Preston Road site): • Produce your own music with industry standard software, learn how to promote yourself and release a single. Level 2 also available. . MEDIA UPLOAD with DV8 (Preston Road site): • Learn video, photography and sound skills. Showcase your work online and at events and festivals. Level 2 also available. FASHION with DV8 (Brighton Youth Centre): • Work with an experienced fashion designer, learning how to design and produce your own fabrics, prints, accessories and outfits. Level 2 also available.

NEXT START DATE: 21st January 2013

DV8 will be moving to a new location from the beginning of January 2013 All courses will run at the new centre: 12 Queens Square, near Churchill Square

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 19 - December’12/January’13


courses 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.


Location: Lewes Road, Brighton. Inductions take place every 2 weeks You can start a course at NACRO AT ANY TIME - roll on roll off

- Motor Vehicle - Sport and Public Services - Hair and Beauty - Construction

Courses start: JANUARY 2013 3 days a week Location: Wilson Avenue, Brighton

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT courses 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 course starts: January 2013

Location: North Street, Brighton Next course starts: January 2013 Opportunities for You! - Issue 19 - December’12/January’13



Adventurous training for jobseekers! Free short courses starting 3 December 2012 or 21 January 2013 for 16-24 year olds in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance in Brighton and Hove. Take part in indoor wall climbing, obstacle courses, zip wire, team challenges and bush craft. Gain awards in risk management, team work, problem solving and communication skills, and certificates in outdoor first aid and food safety. You will also focus on skills required for employment such as confidence, initiative, leadership and work appropriate language and behaviour. No experience needed!!! Suitable participants may be offered work experience with Adventure Unlimited after the course with opportunities for further awards and potentially employment and training opportunities.

Venue: Brighton Youth Centre, Edward Street, Brighton Referrals through Job Centre Advisers only RUN BY ADVENTURE UNLIMITED Opportunities for You! - Issue 19 - December’12/January’13



WHEN? WEDNESDAYS Dates: 9/1 to 27/3 and 17/4 to 10/7 WEDNESDAYS Dates: 9/1 to 27/3 and 17/4 to 10/7 THURSDAYS Dates: 10/1 to 28/3 and 18/4 to 11/7


THURSDAYS Dates: 10/1 to 28/3 and 18/4 to 11/7

SALVATION ARMY CONGRESS HALL 1-6 Park Crescent Terrace Brighton

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

WHAT IS IT? CHILD DEVELOPMENT - EARLY START For young dads and mums to 25 - 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 For dads and mums of any age - 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 For young dads and mums to 25 - Help to support you as a parent & to prepare you to achieve your goals. - Includes- work on stress, self-esteem, looks, diet, sex, relationships, drink & drugs, budgeting, thinking about college and the future. FUNCTIONAL SKILLS PRACTICAL ENGLISH/MATHS For adults of any age - Work at your own pace on your English or maths skills. - Nationally recognised Functional Skills Qualification at Level 1 (same level as GCSE D-G grades) or Level 2 (GCSE A-C level)

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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EVENTS coming soon….


Go to: ‘YESTVBrighton’ 12

Our drop-ins will be closed on the following days over the Christmas: Monday 24th to Friday 28th December - CLOSED Monday 31st December – CLOSED Tuesday 1st January – CLOSED We will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2013

From everyone at the Youth Employability Service we wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy & Safe New Year!!!! Christmas opening times for Brighton and Hove Jobcentres: Monday 24th December – CLOSED Tuesday 25th December – CLOSED Wednesday 26th December – CLOSED Thursday 27th December – OPEN (reduced service) Friday 28th December – OPEN (reduced service) Monday 31st December – OPEN (reduced service) Tuesday 1st January – CLOSED Re-opening on Wednesday 2nd January 2013

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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 19 - December’12/January’13


Opportunities for YOU! December'12 - January'13 Issue 19  
Opportunities for YOU! December'12 - January'13 Issue 19  

A guide to employment, learning, training and personal development opportunities for 16-19 year olds in Brighton & Hove. To apply for any...