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Opportunities Opportunities for you for you Employment, 16--18 year Employment, learning, training and personal development opportunities for 16 Issue 9 - February 2012 olds in Brighton & Hove 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

YOU CAN CONTACT THE YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE ON Tel: 01273 294247 Opportunities for You! - Issue 9 - February 2012

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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: ww.apprenticeships.org.uk Examples of local apprenticeship vacancies recently advertised on www.apprenticeships.org.uk include: Apprentice Hair Stylist Apprentice Web Developer IT Apprenticeship for an iPhone App company Several Administrative and Receptionist positions Technical Support for an IT company Floor Fitting apprenticeship Construction Team Leader

• • • • • • •

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

Do you want to become a Fitness Instructor? Lifetime Fitness Academy are now recruiting for the next FREE Fitness Instructor Apprenticeship Programme starting in th Brighton on: 6 March 2012. Lifetime will be holding an Open Day on 28th February in Brighton. To book a place on the open day call: 0870 120 1209 (applicants must be aged 16-18 and NEET for more than 12 weeks)

NEW YEAR - NEW CAREER!

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16-18?

Not in Education, Employment or Training?? and living in the Brighton & Hove area?

If so then check out this special event coming soon just for you!

This event will take place at: Banqueting Suite, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove BN3 4AH To find out more about this EXCITING event as the plans are revealed contact the Youth Employability Service on: 01273 294247 Or go to: www.facebook.com/yesbrightonhove www.twitter.com/yesbrightonhove www.youtube.com/YESTVBrighton

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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 and/or disabilities). Qualifications are at entry level and/or level 1 and include functional skills (English, maths and ICT) and personal & social development. After Foundation Learning students can progress on to: • Other Foundation Learning programmes • Level 2 courses at college • Employment with training • Volunteering • Apprenticeships • The Diploma

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: On2 Fashion and On2 Music Technology - access facilities at Ringmer Community College! (Bus 28 from central Brighton goes straight there or get the FREE minibus from Lewes Train Station!)

NEXT START DATE: 29th February 2012

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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: • 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

** TRAVEL COSTS ARE PAID and FOOD PROVIDED! **

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: 6th February, 5th & 19th March 2012

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COURSES

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.

Courses start: February and April 2012

Workshop A course for young people who want to find a job, apprenticeship or further training: • • • • • •

Job Search Support Employment Skills Interview Preparation Work Placement Confidence Building Personal Presentation

… a free programme built to suit you.

You can start this 4 week course AT ANY TIME - roll on roll off Held at City College East Campus, Wilson Avenue, Brighton

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Personal Development COURSES

www.friendscentre.org

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Personal Development COURSES

www.friendscentre.org

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Personal Development COURSES This is a really popular course so let us know if you’d like to be considered Speak to an Employability Adviser

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Personal Development COURSES

If you live in the Brighton & Hove area and are 16-25, unemployed and interested in a career in Customer Service, join this FREE 3 week training programme where you can: •

gain in-depth Customer Service training

get a recognised ‘Welcome Host’ qualification

complete a 2 week supported work experience placement

improve your teamwork and communication skills and boost your confidence, interview skills and CV

receive six months support after the programme to help you find a job

have your transport costs paid and get a free lunch

Taster Day - Thursday 9th February Main Programme - Monday 13th February to Friday 9th March

Interested? To book a place on one of our Information Sessions on Thursday 2nd February or Monday 6th February please contact an adviser from the Youth Employability Service who would be happy to put you forward In partnership with City College, Brighton and Hove

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Personal Development COURSES

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

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

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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

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Personal Development COURSES Want to earn £40 per week, week and keep your benefits?* Fed up? Unemployed? Aged 16-19?

Working It Out could be the programme for you! Working It Out is a 16 week volunteer programme aimed at developing employability skills through community challenges.      

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)

For more information: • Call: 01273 773913 • Text: 07824 633723 • Email: zmiller@tomorrows-people.co.uk • Speak to a Youth Employability Service Adviser!

NEXT COURSE STARTS:

28th May 2012

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 weeka work experience placement Travel is free and there are no course costs.

Next course starts: Brighton: 23 & 30th Jan (then 21st May 2012) Hove/Shoreham: 13th February rd

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WHEN? WEDNESDAY

WHERE? TARNER CHILDREN’S CENTRE Ivory Place Brighton

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 Honeycroft café] - Art, craft and play activities 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 - Nationally recognised Functional Skills Qualification at L1 Brighton (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.

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: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/childcare/jobs Receive the Childcare Vacancy List by email automatically - familyinfo@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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OTHER information……

or speak to a Youth Employability Service Adviser!

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Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the latest Vacancies on the Street!! New issues should be out on 10th and 24th February 2012! Available from drop-ins!

Go to Facebook: ‘Youth Employability Service’

Go to: ‘YESTVBrighton’

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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Opportunities for You! February 2012  

Employment, education and training opportunities for 16-18 year old NEET young people in the Brighton & Hove area.

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