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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

Thursday 1pm - 4pm

65 Blatchington Road, Hove BN3 3YJ

Hodshrove Lane, Moulsecoomb BN2 4RW

Youth Advice Centre (YAC)

67 Centre

Friday 1pm - 4pm

Whitehawk Youth Centre

You can contact the Youth Employabiltiy team on: 294247

Whitehawk Road, Brighton BN2 5GD

You can contact the Youth Employabiltiy team on: 294247


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 ÂŁ2.50 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 and apply for apprenticeships here: www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Examples of local apprenticeship vacancies recently advertised on www.apprenticeships.org.uk include: * Trainee Nursery Nurse * Business & Sales Administration * Hotel Receptionist * Machinist (manual and CNC) * Vehicle Technician * Trainee Chef * Web Designer * Sales Assistant * Warehouse operative * Administrator/Receptionist for an NEW apprenticeship vacancy currently advertised through the Youth Employability Service!

Apprentice Sales Assistant

Required for a sports shop in Brighton - 37 hours per week

IT Apprenticeship Academy in Brighton Now recruiting for the next 5 month programme starting in September 2011. Gain various Level 3 IT qualifications, complete a work experience placement and earn ÂŁ100 per week!

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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

Brighton: Music Technology *Ringmer: Fashion & Design Music Technology

Dyke Road, Brighton

(*Bus no. 28 from Churchill Square to Ringmer Community College)

Boost your chance of a career in the armed forces or other career paths. Improve your fitness, team building skills, obtain qualifications and develop your self confidence.

Next start dates:

Next start dates:

Learn new skills - Gain a qualification Get taught by professionals from media and creative industries 20 week course - 3 days per week Preston Road, Brighton

September 2011

Still some space on current courses

26 week course 5 days per week

1st August & 12th September


Foundation Learning Courses at NACRO: • • • •

Art & Design Childcare Construction Employability Skills

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 **

Wilson Avenue, Brighton Pathways Programme Vocational workshops inc: Construction Hair & Beauty Sport & Public Services

12-18 weeks - 3 days per week Start dates: Sept, Jan and April


SUMMER MUSIC JAM!!

DV8 in Brighton are running short music courses over the summer right through to the end of August for 16-18 year olds. • • • • •

A fun flexible music programme Help from music industry professionals Access to state-of-the-art music software to make any kind of music you want Use Logic, record vocals, MC, collaborate and more Exciting chances to visit local club venues and music studios - and hear your music through huge professional PA systems! You will have the chance to present your material to a music business professional for feedback (if you like). Come away with a CD of your own material! Once you have finished this course you will be given a priority place on Dv8’s September full course.

Where? Dv8 Training, Preston Road, Brighton (near to Preston Manor) on the No. 5 bus route. When? Mondays and Thursdays - hours to be confirmed.

You can join this course at any time!


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Next course starts in 19th Sept 2011!

The Young Retail Programme is a pre Apprenticeship work experience programme for young people aged 16 -18 yrs run by The Walwyn Trust. The programme is being run across the south and has funding for an initial 6 months starting in June 2011. The programme lasts up to 6 months and you will be required to work 16hrs a week in a retail or customer service placement (which the Walwyn Trust will help find for you). In return 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 and literacy qualifications, working towards Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy (if appropriate) You will also receive £40 per week in expenses

So if you’re dedicated, motivated and would like a shot at getting a real job, this could be the course for you! Speak to a Youth Employability Service Adviser for more information!


These courses are free for 18+ year olds who are currently claiming JSA. Courses are available in some of the city’s key employment sectors inc: Construction, Health & Social Care, Retail, IT & Hospitality. SPEAK TO AN EMPLOYABILITY ADVISER FOR MORE INFO


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These free courses include crèche and lunch and are accredited to National Open College Network. Although courses have started, you can still join in if places are available, if not you will be put on a waiting list for September intake.

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. SEPT AND OCT DATES TO FOLLOW! To book or receive more information about these sessions, contact Sian Bruce on 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 weekly Childcare Vacancy List by email automatically Email: familyinfo@brighton-hove.gov.uk


What if I get EMA at the moment?

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From September 2011, young people who need some financial support to help them stay in education or training after 16 can apply to their school, college or training provider for the new 1619 Bursary Fund. Those most in need will be eligible for a bursary of £1200 a year. This includes young people in care, care leavers, young people receiving income support and disabled young people receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance. Young people eligible for income support will include some teenage parents, young people estranged from their families, and those whose parents have died. Other students facing financial difficulties may also be able to claim a bursary to help with costs of transport, food, equipment or other course-related costs How do I apply? You have to apply directly to your school, college or training provider for a bursary. In most cases they decide on the amount you could receive, when it is paid, and what conditions they might attach. For advice speak to student support services or your tutor, or go to www.direct.gov.uk/1619bursary. What if I get EMA at the moment? If you first applied successfully for Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in 2009/10, you’ll continue to receive the same level of weekly payments while you study in 2011/12. If you first applied successfully for the maximum EMA payment of £30 a week in 2010/11, you’ll receive £20 a week while you study in 2011/12. If you’re in care, a care leaver, on income support, or receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance, your weekly EMA payments will be replaced with a bursary of £1200 a year from September 2011. You’ll receive that bursary directly from your school, college or training provider. If you get EMA at the moment but are not in one of these groups, you can still apply for a bursary through your school, college or training provider.

Need help with your CV?ith looking for a job? Need help with funding? Come along to a Youth Employability Service drop-in for advice


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WOULD YOU BE UP FOR TAKING PART IN A PIONEERING PROGRAMME AND HELPING TO SHAPE ITS FUTURE? Apply to join this free programme + launch your dream career! Spark+Mettle is a new organisation piloting a programme in September called Star Track. It will run for 12 months and you can take part in it while continuing with whatever else you are doing. You will be provided with training, support and regular ementoring sessions with an expert in the career sector of your choice. Summer work placements are also funded. You will graduate with a nationally-recognised certificate in Employability, your own portfolio and tons of contacts. You will also develop your job hunting skills! Spark+Mettle aim to make you feel great! They want to set you up for success and happiness!

Spark+Mettle say they don’t mind about spelling or exam results or if you’ve been through a bad run. They just want to see that you have spark and that you are motivated to follow your passion and fulfil your potential. Deadline: 5pm Friday 23rd September Questions? Get in touch with Eugenie... Tel: 07540 758 078 Email:eugenie@sparkandmettle.org.uk

To find out more + to apply visit: www.sparkandmettle.org.uk/apply

Have you ever thought of Volunteering?? Learn valuable new skills! Improve your confidence! Fill spare time with something worthwhile! Gain a work reference for your CV! Interested? Ask your Youth Employability Service Adviser about volunteering opportunities available to you!


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Girls Get Active Sessions (for 14-19 year olds) Thursday 1st September 2011 King Alfred Leisure Centre 3pm – 5pm FREE Fancy a free afternoon of Sport & Physical Activity during the Summer Holidays. Want to try something new like Zumba or have ago at a Spin session? Then head down with some friends to the King Alfred Leisure Centre to have ago at: • Zumba • Fun circuit training • Netball • Swimming • Trampolining • Spin session Regular sessions will then continue from September on Tuesday and Thursday evening’s 5pm – 6pm.


Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the latest Vacancies on the Street!! New issues should be out on

5th and 19th August! Available from drop-ins!

Need help with your CV? Help with looking for a job? Interview Skills? Come to an Employability Service drop-in!

Go to Facebook: ‘Youth Employability Service’

To apply for any of the opportunities mentioned in this newsletter speak to your Youth 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 on 01273 294247 or Email to: connexionsplus@brighton-hove.gov.uk Website: www.connexionsplus.co.uk.

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