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“It’s good to meet a bunch of excited young people who have a different view of my industry.”

“The whole experience was very enjoyable from a business point of view. To engage face to face with keen and enthusiastic youngsters can only benefit all parties involved.”

“We believe in supporting local initiatives and more importantly engaging with young people who are key to our succession planning.”

“I have learnt how to carry myself around employers.”

“What was a good idea turned into a brilliant idea!”

“It will help me be able to write a good CV etc. and help me to be successful with job applications.”

“BEACH will help students to look at different opportunities in our city.”

“I think everything has been done very well. I am very pleased I have been able to join with such great students in such a great experience!”

What one thing will you remember about this project? (Students and teachers)

  • Food
  • Gaining skills
  • Meeting new people
  • Meeting people in different areas of business
  • Sam eating his way through The Grand event!
  • Meeting people
  • Meeting business managers
  • Young people – engagement + enthusiasm

What started as an opportunity for students to learn about the employability skills needed to get a job in Brighton and Hove turned into an amazing sustainable resource called BEACH!”
Kirsten Trussell – 14-19 Engagement Team Manager, Brighton & Hove City Council

“I have been surprised and delighted to see the enthusiasm and commitment shown during the course of this project, from both employers and students alike and I can’t wait to see the final result online!”
Hannah Spooner – RPA Apprentice, Brighton & Hove City Council

“The truly collaborative production of this website illustrates brilliantly the wealth of young talent in Brighton and Hove. I’ve always found it inspiring and refreshing working with young people on filming projects, and this production was no exception. Their enthusiasm and conviction to produce the best website they possibly could was infectious. The constant flow of ideas made my job very easy”
Jo Bowker – Slight Films

“The involvement of local businesses was integral to the success of this project. Their expertise gives young people a real insight into the world of work locally and the project is a fantastic example of the value of education business links.” 
Gill Ditch – Brighton & Hove Education Business Partnership

“Taking this from a conceptual idea in the Employer Engagement Group to a micro-site on BrightonandHoveJobs.com has been a fantastic journey of collaboration between employers, schools, students and the local authority across the City.  Everyone has been fully committed to creating a unique resource for young people that reflects living, studying and working in Brighton and Hove.  The students have been a pleasure to work with and their innovation has been inspiring.  Thank you to everyone who played their part!”
Georgina Angele – Partnership Manager, BrightonandHoveJobs.com