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Opportunities for You


A guide to employment, learning, training and personal development opportunities starting soon for 16-19 year olds in Brighton & Hove

Issue 62 November 2016

Are you aged 16-19*, not in education, employment or training and living in Brighton & Hove?

New in this issue!

 #iamwhole Campaign  In the spotlight: Learn Direct The Youth Employability Service is here to help! Child Care Apprenticeships  DV8 Paid Internships & Open Day Our YES Employability Advisers provide free careers information,  Wood Recycling Project advice, guidance and support with finding the right apprenticeship, Volunteering  3aaa Open Day college course, training opportunity or job.

To register with us and receive regular one to one support from one of our advisers, come along to a drop-in listed below or give us a call on the number below. You can also contact us through Facebook. (*If you have ever had a statement of special educational needs (SEN), you may be able to access our service up to age 24)

Come along to a Youth Employability Service drop-in: TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS 1pm - 3pm YOUTH ADVICE CENTRE


11 St George’s Place, Brighton BN1 4GB

179a Whitehawk Road, Brighton BN2 5GD


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CONTENTS In this issue……… Page 3:

News from the Youth Employability Service  YES Competition Result! NEW!!  #iamwhole Campaign for World Mental Health Day 2016 NEW!!

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Apprenticeships  and  In the spotlight: Learn Direct Apprenticeships NEW!!

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Traineeships Pre-apprenticeship, voluntary work experience placements to help progression onto an apprenticeship or paid work:  In2Skills: New Traineeships in Beauty and Care  Professional Barista Traineeships/apprenticeships  Skills UK Traineeships: Grand Hotel, Halfords and Bestway Traineeships  Smart Training Traineeships  Tempus Training Traineeships

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Study Programmes Flexible programmes at Entry and Level 1 to help develop skills, confidence and preparation for work, an apprenticeship or further education:  Access to Music: Level 1 Music Course  City College Brighton & Hove Pathways: Entry level courses  DV8: Intro to Music, Media Digital & Level 1 Music Production (also open day details)  Sutton & District Training: new courses and location

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Personal Development Courses  DV8: Paid Internships and details of their Open Day (8th November) NEW!!  YMCA Downslink: Fast Track 2 Employment Programme  Princes Trust: Team Programme  Employability Programme - Albion in the Community  Access to Community Sports & Coaching course - Albion in the Community

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Other Activities  Willmott Dixon - construction/site work experience  Wood Recycling project: Volunteering opportunities NEW!!

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Volunteering  Albion in the Community Volunteering project  Brighton and Hove Volunteer Centre 

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Upcoming Events  Local College Open Days NEW!!  3aaa Open Day (5th December) NEW!!

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Help for those aged over 19 or living outside of Brighton and Hove

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NEWS from the Youth Employability Service.. Thank you to all those that entered our ‘Spot the Diamond’ competition to celebrate the 60th issue of Opportunities for You back in September! The Diamond was on Page 8 next to the City College Pathways course information! The lucky winner was drawn on 3rd October and has been notified. The £20 voucher is on its way!

Well done!!


On the 10th of October 2016 for World Mental Health Day, the YES team were pleased to be supporting #IAMWHOLE, a new anti-stigma youth mental health campaign developed by NHS Brighton and Hove CCG in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council and YMCA Right Here, a local mental health project. By raising awareness of the issues and support available, this campaign aims to help teenagers and young adults look out for each other as well as making sure everyone knows where to go for professional advice if they need it: Jordan Stephens from the Rizzle Kicks fronted the campaign with a new music and campaign video, which feature young people from across Brighton and Hove! Check out some of our team showing support for the campaign…

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Here are some frequently asked questions about Apprenticeships: What is an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships are a brilliant way of gaining qualifications and work-place experience. As an employee you can earn as you learn and gain practical skills from the work place that will really help you in your future career. What are the entry requirements for an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships have different entry requirements, however the most important requirements are: - You must be living in England and be aged 16+ - You must not be in full time education. - If you don’t have good grades in GCSE English and maths you will need to take a literacy and numeracy test. Do I get paid during an Apprenticeship? Yes, you do. The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is now £3.40 per hour for apprentices under 19, and 19 or over for those in the first year of an apprenticeship. As skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages; research has shown that apprentices earn an average of £170 net pay per week. If you would like more information about the range of jobs available through apprenticeships, look at the websites below or contact the Youth Employability Service.

FIND AN APPRENTICESHIP! To search and apply for Apprenticeship and Traineeship vacancies, log on to the National Apprenticeship Service website: If you haven’t already, you’ll need to create an account and start the application process - it’s very simple to do! If you registered on the old apprenticeship website, you’ll need to register on this new site. If you need further help with this, you can contact your Employability Adviser or contact the Apprenticeship Helpdesk on 0800 0150400. Also check out to search for training providers offering apprenticeships near you!

Are you looking to begin a career in Childcare? Learndirect offer Level 2 & 3 Childcare Apprenticeships and have several vacancies around the Brighton and Hove area. Courses are work based, with an assessor visiting you once a month in the nursery to guide you through your programme, so there’s no college to attend! So if you would like to Earn while you learn please contact Karen Lentz on the number below: Call 0759 0735926 or Email your CV to OR Or Speak to your Youth Employability Adviser who can arrange for you to meet Karen. Opportunities for You! - Issue 62 - November’16 - Page 4

Traineeships are pre-apprenticeship programmes aimed to be a stepping stone to an apprenticeship or job. They provide work experience as well as maths and English qualifications. The work placements are unpaid but expenses may be available. Traineeship vacancies are also advertised here:

NEW Traineeships in Brighton and Hove    

These traineeship programmes include: Functional skills including maths and English Employability coaching Real work experience Support after the traineeships with looking for work

 Beauty Traineeships (for 16-18 year olds):  Salon-based real work experience (for 6 weeks)  Gain a qualification in beauty techniques - Beauty Guild Diploma What you will learn on this course through demonstrations and practice: Manicure, Gel polish, Gel extensions including infills and removals, Spray tanning, HD brows, Lash & brow tinting, Eyelash extensions including infills and removal. How long? 12 week course (Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm) Where? Brighton (Hollingbury)

When? *Contact us for next start date! Care Traineeships (for 18-24 year olds):  Real work experience in a care setting (for 4 weeks)  Gain a qualification in care - level 1 care certificate How long? 8 week course When? Starts November! *Speak to your YES Employability Adviser for more information and for help applying!

Where? Training takes place at Gloucester Place Brighton and out in the work place *The Traineeships will be starting from January 2017 - apply now!* Opportunities for You! - Issue 62 - November’16 - Page 5

The Bridge Community Learning Centre Lucraft Road, Brighton BN2 4PN

** Skills Training now offer Traineeships in Brighton and Hove ** If you are ready for work but need to build skills experience and confidence first, then a traineeship could be right for you. A traineeship with Skills Training includes: Work Experience in a range of career areas to choose from such as Warehousing, Customer Service, Retail, Reception/Administration and Hospitality. Recent employers include The Grand Hotel, Bestway and Halfords! Functional Skills All the traineeships include the chance to work towards English and maths. In addition, Child Benefit can also continue to be paid to parent/carer of those living at home, or you can continue to receive benefits including JSA. A weekly bus pass will be provided and a bursary of up to £25 per week is available for those eligible. Learners will also receive advice on interview tips and how to improve your CV.

Maintenance Kitchen Spa/Beauty Breakfast Service A combination of classroom based activities, including Functional skills and a Customer Service module, relevant qualifications for the chosen sector and 100 hours of work experience at the Grand Hotel. At the end of the course you will be given a formal interview by one of the hotel’s managers!

Halfords Traineeships (16-24 year olds) A 7 week programme to get a level 1 Retail qualification, training in Work Readiness and Equality & Diversity skills to prepare for work. At week 4 you will start a work placement at a local Halfords store where you will get a minimum of 100 hours work experience. Once you have completed the Traineeship there are opportunities to gain a permanent job with Halfords!

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A 3 week programme ending with a Level 1 Retail qualification and 4 weeks work experience in a local Bestway (cash and carry) store. You will also receive support to improve your English and maths skills to prepare for work. You will work for 25 hours a week (approx.) with opportunities to gain a permanent position once you’ve completed your Traineeship!

Smart Training and Recruitment are working in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and offer Traineeships at British Heart Foundation stores in the local area. Work placement positions are available in Retail, Administration and Warehousing.      

Work experience in a real work setting Retail, Administration and Warehousing Work placements last from 6 weeks to 6 months Gain new skills and qualifications Gain Functional skills in Maths and English Gain confidence and skills to enter the world of work  Travel and a weekly attendance allowances are paid

Speak to your Employability Adviser for more information and for help applying!

Tempus Training are now offering Traineeships Tempus provides 8 week traineeship placements in the following sectors that’ll improve your CV & can lead onto an apprenticeship/permanent job. Tempus are offering Traineeships in:  Accountancy  Business Admin  Care  Childcare  Customer Service  Digital Marketing  Estate Agency  Warehouse Trainees will spend 2 weeks doing employability skills, 6 weeks in a work placement and can continue to claim ESA/ JSA/ Universal Credit whilst on the programme. How long? 8 week course

Where? North Road, Brighton (and out in the work place)

For more information and to apply speak to your YES Employability Adviser.

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STUDY Programmes Flexible study programmes at Entry and Level 1, for 16-18 year olds, to help develop skills, confidence and independence in preparation for work, an apprenticeship or further education. Learners will be supported to improve their English and maths and this will lead them to receiving Functional Skills qualifications in English, Maths and ICT (Entry, Level 1 and Level 2).

Access to Music - Level 1 courses:

Enterprise Point Melbourne Street Brighton BN2 3LH

 Music Performance  Music Technology An introductory course for anyone interested in music who wants to start writing, playing and recording music while gaining essential life & employability skills. Complete music and media related projects to develop job and life skills to help you move on into work or into further education. The course also covers communication, team work, CV building and interview techniques. Access to Music also offer level 2 and 3 courses. Course duration: 1 Year - 3 days per week Next start date: Started September 2016 (still taking applications until end of Nov)

City College - Pathways Programme Entry level courses: Pelham Street and Wilson Avenue Brighton

 Care  Construction  Creative and Media  Hair and Beauty  Motor Vehicle  Public Services  Sport Develop confidence and employability skills to move into further learning and employment. Full support is given to each learner who is given a personalised package. A college mini bus runs between college sites. Course duration: 1 year - 3 days per week Next start date: Started September 2016

 Introduction to Music, Media and Digital  Music Production Gain employability skills in the creative industries, market a product through social media and create a digital CV and portfolio. A bursary for help with travel and food is also available if eligible. DV8 also offer level 2 courses, internships and apprenticeships. Course duration: 1 year - 3 days per week Next start date: Started September 2016 12 Queens Square Brighton BN1 3FD

Ash Cottage Warren Road Woodingdean Brighton BN2 6DA

DV8 OPEN DAY Wednesday 9th November 6-8pm (see page9) Take a tour, meet tutors and ask questions about the courses available.

 Customer Service  Employability Skills  Hair and Beauty  Retail Learn practical skills and gain accredited qualifications in small friendly groups. Gain confidence and skills needed for a future in a range of vocational areas. Learners will be helped on to a smooth transition into employment or further studies. Learners can also study photography along with functional skills. Bursaries are available for help with travel and food if eligible. Course duration: 1 year - 3 days per week Next start date: Started September 2016 (can still start until Dec’16 - learners who start after Sept will do a shorter/part-time course)

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT activities On the 14th November DV8 are starting their new Paid Internship Programme (PIP) for young people aged 16-18 looking for a taste of what the real working world is like! This is a 6 month opportunity to learn essential skills in CV writing, presentation, and interview techniques, increase your confidence, knowledge and employability in the work place. DV8 are working with some fantastic employers already who will be taking on and helping to develop a young person on their work experience. Examples of recent employers who have offered placements include:

If you are interested in joining the Paid Internship Programme, speak to a Youth Employability Adviser or look up the details at:

* Introduction to Music, Media & Digital * Fashion & Design * Live Events and Promotion * * Media / Music Production * Apprenticeships * Paid Internship Programme *

We are giving you the chance to visit our Brighton campus to get a flavour of what we do and how we do it. You’ll be able to:  Have a tour of the centre and check out our facilities and equipment  Meet our wonderful and exciting industry tutors who run our courses  Ask any questions you might have about DV8 and the course you are interested in Everyone between the ages of 15-18 are invited to come along – parents, carers, family and friends are all very welcome too! It is not compulsory, but it would help if you could send an email to confirming your attendance. We look forward to seeing you all then!!

DV8, 12 Queens Square, Brighton, BN1 3FD T: 01273 550432 Opportunities for You! - Issue 62 - November’16 - Page 9


Location: Village Centre Windlesham Close Portslade (and out in the workplace) Duration: 20 weeks full-time

This is a great opportunity to gain work experience, a level one qualification in Learning Employment & Progression along with a number of work related qualifications. You are supported with literacy and numeracy skills all whilst having fun in a fantastic learning environment. This full-time programme lasts 20 weeks and includes work placements, vocational learning and supported study. Courses available include:  Catering (includes Level 2 Food Safety certificate)  Construction (includes the opportunity to get the CSCS card after 20 weeks)  Animal Care  Dance  Horticulture  Sport This programme is open to 16-18 year olds and up to 24 year olds holding a statement for SEN. Bursaries are available to those that are eligible. To find out more ask an Employability Adviser or call YMCA - Yolandi Taylor on 0788 3305213

Run by City College in Brighton and Hove 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 in employment, teamwork, community skills, first aid and food hygiene. 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. On this course you’ll get the opportunity to:  go on an action packed residential week  receive useful training that employers look for & get help with your CV   complete projects in your local community   make new friends and have an amazing time!  complete a 2-week work placement of your own interest  TRAVEL IS FREE AND THERE ARE NO COURSE COSTS Hangleton Community Centre and Whitehawk Inn: Monday 24th October and then Central Brighton: 1st February 2017 Whitehawk and Hove: 27th February 2017 Opportunities for You! - Issue 62 - November’16 - Page 10

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT activities NEW OPPORTUNITY FROM ALBION IN THE COMMUNITY We are now offering a great opportunity to develop valuable employability skills whilst receiving support from Albion in the Community to progress into employment or work experience.

EMPLOYABILITY PROGRAMME: A flexible roll-on-roll-off programme for 16-24 year olds that allows you to learn and develop. Run over 2 days a week (10-4) at the American Express Community Stadium, Falmer, this course is designed to boost your employability skills and will help:  Develop your interview confidence and technique  Build a CV  Get ready for your first days at work  Develop new and existing skills and qualities Over the 6 month programme you will achieve the following qualifications:  Level 1 and Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills  Level 2 Award in Community Sports Volunteering

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Do you want to gain hands on, real work experience working on a major construction development at The University of Sussex? We’re keen to give young people work experience, a reference and who knows you may even get a job at the end of it! It’s a great foot in the door for very keen young people who want to start a career in construction. Willmott Dixon are offering voluntary short work experience placements which will give you the opportunity work alongside skilled people, learn new skills and on-site duties will be dependent on trade but are likely to include general labouring. Boots, hard-hat, hi-viz, gloves and ear and eye protection will be provided and you will be given a full health and safety induction as well as a risk assessment to make sure you will be safe on site before starting the placement. Some of the recent work experience opportunities through Willmott Dixon include:  Mechanical & Electrical Painting & Decorating Carpentry Labouring Site Management Things to consider about this placement:  Although this is not a paid work placement you will be paid travel costs  Start & finish times will be site-dependent but normally 8.30am-5.30pm

Ask a YES Employability Adviser for more information

Your YES Employability Adviser will be able to help you to apply for this!

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Thinking about VOLUNTEERING? Volunteering is a great opportunity to make a difference; give back to your community, meet new people, get new experiences, get a sense of achievement and make a difference to other people’s lives, feel a part of something great; all while gaining valuable skills and experiences and adding something great to your CV! Anything from a few hours to several months there could be something for you!

Volunteering at Albion in the Community (AITC) offers a Level 2 qualification and provides skills that will be useful in any employment sector. Working as a volunteer within an organisation you will gain an understanding of volunteering and voluntary organisations. In addition, you will develop valuable employability skills and access ongoing support. This course is available to young people aged 16-24.

The volunteer centre is your local go-to-place if you want more information on volunteering. We celebrate all the amazing and inspiring contributions volunteers make to the world around them. We provide help and information about volunteering, making it easier for you to find your ideal opportunity. For more information go to For a confidential chat or help with finding opportunities, call 01273 234826 or email If there is no answer, leave a message, a volunteer centre team member will get back to you as soon as possible. The volunteer centre has a proven track record spanning over 20 years to ensure that you get the best out of your time volunteering.

Volunteering is easy. It’s about giving your time to do something useful, without getting paid (although expenses may be paid). In return you get the satisfaction of time and effort well spent. It should also be fun! The range of opportunities is huge. Whatever skills and experience you have there is something that you can do. Millions of people in this country already volunteer, but many more are needed. So use the DO-IT database to search for opportunities in your area- get out there and Do-it! There is also information about volunteering abroad!

Check out the range of opportunities in Brighton and Hove at: Opportunities for You! - Issue 62 - November’16 - Page 13

Local College Open Days‌ Do you want to go to college? Going along to a college open day gives you the opportunity to find out more about the courses available and to have a look around the colleges. Your YES Employability Adviser can also help you to look at career and course options and help you to complete the college application. Here are the dates for local college open evenings for your diary: COLLEGE DATE TIME BHASVIC Hove Wednesday 16th November 6.30pm - 9pm Thursday 17th November City College Brighton & Hove Wednesday 9th November 5pm - 7pm Main Campus (Pelham Street) East Campus (Wilson Avenue) Shuttle buses will run between campuses.

DV8 Brighton

Wednesday 9th November

6pm - 8pm

Northbrook College Shoreham Airport Campus

Tuesday 1st November

6pm - 8pm

Wednesday 2nd November

6pm - 8pm

Thursday 3rd November

6pm - 8pm

(Aircraft/Motor Sport Engineering, Motor Vehicle Maintenance)

Northbrook College 14-19 Centre, Broadwater Road Campus (Business, IT, Travel & Tourism, Cabin Crew, Engineering, Construction, Carpentry, Bricklaying, Electrical, Public Services, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Theatrical Make-Up, Early Years Childcare)

Northbrook College University Centre, Littlehampton Road Campus (Art & Design, Digital Arts, Graphic Design & Illustration, Fashion & Textiles, Games Development, Performing Arts, Theatre Production, Music & Music Technology, Catering & Hospitality)

Plumpton College Near Lewes Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) UTC Harbourside Newhaven Varndean College Brighton Worthing College

Saturday 13th May 2017 NEW!! Tuesday 22nd November NEW!

From 6pm

Wednesday 2nd November

6pm - 8pm

Monday 7th November Tuesday 8th November Saturday 5th November NEW! Monday 7th November NEW!

5.30pm - 8.30pm

3aaa Academy Brighton (Aspire, Achieve Advance) Open Afternoon - Monday 5 th December Drop in at any time throughout the afternoon to have a look around, get advice and find out more about the IT, Digital Marketing or Business Administration apprenticeships offered at the 3aaa Academy in Brighton. ADDRESS: Floor 2, Imperial House 40/42 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XB Speak to your YES Employability Adviser to find out more or visit: Opportunities for You! - Issue 62 - November’16 - Page 14

10.30am - 2pm 4.30pm - 7.30pm

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 are available from the National Careers Service, Telephone: 0800 100 900 (Open every day from 8am to 10pm) or go to the web page: 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 Tel: 01273 294247 and we can advise on help available. 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 Brighton: Lucraft Road, Brighton BN2 4PN. Community learning, arts, crafts and music courses as well as access to advice on learning, job search and money management. Tel: 01273 687053 or visit City College Brighton & Hove - Opening Doors: 4 week employability programmes for unemployed people aged 19+ in receipt of JSA or ESA. Subjects include: business admin, health and social care, IT and retail. Programmes start every few months. Tel: 01273 667712 or Email: Community Learning Team: For information and individual IAG support about free courses to help get back into learning and volunteering. Tel: 01273 810210 or Email: or Family Information Service: Provides information on childcare, health and parenting etc. Tel: 01273 293545 Friends Centre Brighton: Tel: 01273 810210 or visit In2Work (One Youth Brighton): Provides support for under 26 year olds to get into work, education and training. Tel: 01273 694746 or visit: Drop-ins:  Mondays at Young People’s Centre, Brighton (see below) 3-5pm.  Tuesday and Wednesdays at OneChurch, Gloucester Place, Brighton 12-3pm Portslade Adult Learning Centre: 55 Boundary Road, Hove BN3 4EF Tel: 01273 382739. Job Club drop-in every Wednesday 9.30am-1.30pm. Whitehawk Inn Brighton: Whitehawk Road, Brighton, BN2 5NS Tel: 01273 682222 or visit Youth Advice Centre (YAC): 11 St Georges Place, Brighton BN1 4GB Guidance and information drop in service for young people up to the age of 25. Drop-in - Monday to Friday 3-6pm. Tel: 01273 828828 Email: or visit Young People’s Centre (YPC): Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AE Tel: 01273 887886 or visit or Youth Service Brighton & Hove: for further information and updates about local services visit

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 (see above). If you live in West Sussex you can also go to website: If you live in East Sussex you can also go to website: or call the Youth Employability Service East Sussex on Tel: 01323 410803

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 62 - November’16 - Page 15

Opportunities for You November 2016