5 July 2013

Beach award nomination for young people

BEACH – Brighton Employability Advice and Careers Hut - the only online place to go for employability advice in Brighton and Hove which is designed for young people by young people has been shortlisted for a prestigious Eurocities award in the category ‘smart jobs’.

BEACH was developed as a citizen-driven innovation between Brighton & Hove City Council, secondary schools, local employers, BrightonandHoveJobs.com (private sector organisation) and it is developed, maintained and marketed by the BEACH Patrol (students, teachers, local authority and BHJ).

BEACH is an employability website within the BrightonandHoveJobs.com Jobs Board website, and is targeted at young people who are at school or college, or those who have already left and are looking for employment, an Apprenticeship, part-time or weekend work.

Gary Peters founder of BrightonandHoveJobs.com said; "We are delighted that this fantastic service has been recognised by people in and outside of the city. We have partnered with experts from within public and private sector to make this work and the results are outstanding. It is a valuable resource which will be very useful for years to come."

Council Leader Jason Kitcat said; “This is fantastic news, I’m really proud of this service and its invaluable work in supporting young people.”

Editors notes

The website www.brightonandhovejobs.com/beach/ is specific to Brighton and Hove and it offers an insight into the different employment sectors with film clips of local employers offering information and advice to young people about their particular industry.

EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities and brings together the local governments of over 130 cities. The theme of the annual awards is ‘smart citizens’ and Brighton & Hove is shortlisted under the category 'smart jobs'. The two other nominated cities in the category are Birmingham and Vienna.