employment and skills

Mentoring programme gives students confidence boost

A mentoring programme supported by Crawley Borough Council has helped students in Crawley boost their confidence and raise their ambitions for the future.

Be the Change is an inspirational programme organised by The LoveLocalJobs Foundation CIC that engages with disengaged Year nine students who face challenges in school or in their personal lives.

Across three separate conference events, the programme aims to:

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 15:15

Employment and skills opportunities on the rise in Crawley

More training, employment and development opportunities for local residents and businesses are set to be developed, as set out in Crawley Borough Council’s new Employment and Skills Programme.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 13:00

New STEM building for Crawley College moves a step closer

Crawley College is pleased to confirm that funding to develop a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and digital skills centre on the Crawley campus site has been agreed with the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. The new centre will meet the increasing need for delivering STEM subjects which will have wider impact on economic growth in the region.

Design work has been completed and W Stirland Ltd have been appointed as the building contractor. Subject to planning approval, this exciting project is expected to be complete by September 2020.  

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Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 15:45

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


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