employment and skills

The future looks bright for Employ Crawley

Crawley’s local employment support service is set to continue helping residents thanks to funding from the Department for Work and Pensions and two new team members.

Launched in 2017 by Crawley Borough Council in partnership with West Sussex County Council, Employ Crawley is a service aimed at using the experience and expertise of employment services, business and training providers to help residents take advantage of local employment and training opportunities.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 19:30

Employ Crawley Jobs Fair returns for a second year

The Employ Crawley jobs fair is back for another year, offering residents the chance to find out more about local vacancies and take part in workshops.

The event is open to all ages and takes place in Crawley Library from 10am until 3pm on 5 March.

Come along and meet with a wide range of local employers from various industries including retail, hospitality, driving, finance, and social care and airport services.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 17:15

Skills research helps overcome local challenges

Crawley Borough Council, Manor Royal BID and Crawley College joined together to commission research into local skills gaps and needs across the town, with the aim of helping residents and businesses overcome challenges.

Crawley is an important economic hub in the South East, with more than 3,000 businesses that generate 95,000 jobs, resulting in a low unemployment rate. Despite this, questions arose over the extent to which local people were successfully accessing higher level jobs on their doorstep and how businesses were recruiting their workforce.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 16:30

Local retailers benefit from new training and support programme

Crawley’s independent retailers are already beginning to reap the benefits of a free, innovative, training and support programme introduced by Crawley Borough Council, in partnership with Crawley College and Solent University.

The Small Independent Retail Training and Support Programme aims to enhance the success of local businesses in the area by offering hands on support to gain new knowledge and skills to improve results.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 13:15

Future is promising for students in Crawley

Students in Crawley can plan their next steps with the help of a careers fair at K2 Crawley Leisure Centre in September.

Crawley Borough Council, in partnership with National Careers Service, The Careers and Enterprise Company, SLN:COP and Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, has organised an exciting event for pupils and job seekers in Crawley to attend and plan their next steps towards an exciting future.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 14:45

Crawley schools scoop top prizes at science awards

Students from schools in Crawley scooped several major prizes in the South East’s most prestigious science and engineering competition for young people, with two groups going on to represent the region in the national finals next March.

Pupils from Oriel High School, Hazelwick, Gatwick School and St Wilfrid’s School picked up a number of awards – including that of regional Young Scientist of the Year, at the annual Big Bang Fair South East at the South of England Showground.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:15

STEMfest Crawley is coming to Memorial Gardens - 12 May 2018

Fun and games will rub shoulders with serious science when STEM in the Park returns to Crawley later this month.

The free event, in the Memorial Gardens on Saturday, 12 May, is part of the seventh annual Crawley STEMfest and will showcase careers and apprenticeships in science, technology, engineering and science (STEM) in a range of fun and hands-on activities aimed at young people and their parents.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 09:30

School Students Celebrate Success at Awards Ceremony

The achievements of 70 students from Crawley and Gatwick schools were commended at an awards ceremony on Friday, April 27 at the Hilton London Gatwick Airport.

The event was the finale to the Be the Change programme, an initiative to boost the aspirations and job prospects of young people aged between 13 and 14. Over the last six months the students have been taking part in a series of activities designed to improve hope, happiness, confidence, relationships, to change negative behaviour and to introduce them to career opportunities.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 09:15

Crawley STEMfest set to launch

An evening of science and comedy will officially launch the seventh annual Crawley STEMfest, the biggest and most exciting STEM festival of the year for young people in the region.

The launch event will take place at the new Elekta Cornerstone building on 26 April and will feature award-winning comedy writer Helen Keen, from Radio 4’s Uncaged Monkeys, accompanied by Antony Yates, keynote speaker for the afternoon and Head of Engineering at Gatwick Airport who are the headline sponsor for STEMfest 2018.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 13:30

Employ Crawley - helping Crawley's residents into work

Employ Crawley has continued their run of success with their first jobs fair at Crawley Library.

Created by Crawley Borough Council in partnership with West Sussex County Council, Employ Crawley is a service that aims to support people looking for work or higher skilled, higher paid employment.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 18:45

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