26 March 2014

Brighton your Futures jobs fair

Brighton your Futures jobs and opportunities fair is an event on April 3rd at the Brighton Dome and Corn Exchange. It brings together on one day and in one place a range of ‘action to work initiatives’ including jobs, Apprenticeships, Traineeships and work experience placements and offers information, advice and guidance for young people aged 16-25 in the city.

BYF is more than just a jobs fair. It is an event for young people inspired and guided by young people. The event encourages interaction, communication and connections between exhibitors and visitors and has designated breakout spaces for workshops, presentations, one to one advice and submission of applications to live action to work initiatives.

Council Leader Jason Kitcat said ;“Brighton your Futures is a brilliant event for young people to come and talk to employers about what opportunities could be out there for them. It’s really vital that companies of all sizes in our area help to realise the potential of our city’s younger population. We’re delighted that yet again a broad partnership is working together to deliver this essential event.”

Objectives

BYF benefits Brighton & Hove and its young people by:

Increasing employer engagement in local initiatives to meet the 16-25 national agendas around Youth Employment, Raising the Participation Age, Apprenticeships, Get Britain Working
Increasing the learning and employment related opportunities available to young people aged 16-25 in the city
Increasing participation in employment, education and training of young people aged 16-25
Increasing the number of Apprenticeships and Traineeship work placements on offer
Supporting young people to be work ready
Raising the awareness of post-16 vocational opportunities to 14-16 year olds
Raising employment aspirations and challenging gender stereotyping
Providing a forum for business delegates to network and foster business to business networks

Editors notes

When and where

3 April 2014  10am – 11am: official opening and exhibitors networking hour11am – 3pm: jobs and opportunities fair Brighton Dome and Corn Exchange.

Council Leader Cllr Jason Kitcat launching the event at 10am.

Partners

BYF is a partnership initiative between:

Affinity Sutton Housing Association
Brighton and Hove City Council
BrightonandHoveJobs.com
City College Brighton and Hove
Department for Work and Pensions
National Apprenticeship Service

 

And kindly supported by the Brighton Dome.

Thanks to Sponsors

Real Patisserie Ltd for sponsoring the breakfast networking with their lovely pastries
Albion in the Community for sponsoring the Application Zone
Nandos for Sponsoring the Hospitality and Tourism Zone
Damovo for sponsoring the IT, Technology and Creative Zone
Grovelands for sponsoring the Business and Finance Zone.

The list of exhibitors can be found here:

http://www.brightonyourfutures.co.uk/exhibitors

BYF14 will feature online registration and all action to work initiatives will be advertised online prior to and during the event courtesy of BrightonandHoveJobs.com. Young people will be able to apply for an initiative there and then by visiting the dedicated application area (sponsored by Albion in the Community) where IAG professionals will be on hand to help out.