employment and skills

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

Crawley - the best place to move for job prospects

According to a recent report from Nomis at the Office for National Statistics, Crawley has the highest rate of employment in the UK at 89.1%.

Citing Gatwick one of the reasons for its success, fellow south east hot spots include Dartford (87.6%), Basingstoke (87.2% and Ashford (86.9%).

Full details of the latest reports can be found by visiting the Nomis website here

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 19:30

Employ Crawley to host first jobs fair

Employ Crawley is holding their first jobs fair to promote live job vacancies and provide opportunities for job seekers to meet face to face with local employers.

The event is open to all ages and takes place in Crawley Library from 10.30am until 4.30pm on 5 March.

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

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 14:30

Employ Crawley Takeover 19-26 February 2018

This week, the Employ Crawley Hub will be taken over by some of our partners who will be offering their help and advice on all things employment and training.

From Monday to Thursday, partners will be based at the Hub in Crawley Library from 10am until 3pm and on Friday, the Hub at Broadfield Library from 10am until 1pm.

Monday 19 February - get some careers advice and perfect your CV with help from the National Careers Service.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 14:30

Success for Employ Crawley

Two months on from the launch of Employ Crawley, local residents are signing up to boost their careers. 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 into higher skilled, higher paid employment. Since it opened at the beginning of October, more than 70 local people have engaged with the service, with a percentage of those going on to attend interviews and receive job offers.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 10:30

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