BEACH, Brighton Employability Advice and Careers Hut for young people in Brighton & Hove, has been designed for young people by young people in Brighton & Hove. It is the result of a series of activities involving year 10 students from Brighton & Hove secondary schools and local employers.

In order to explore the particular skills, qualifications and experience that employers in Brighton & Hove’s key employment sectors require of potential employees, the Brighton & Hove Employer Engagement Group (EEG) began an employability project aimed at bringing secondary school students face to face with local employers.

We are proud to announce that in November 2013 BEACH was announced as winner in the Smart Jobs category of the Eurocities 2013 awards. The awards recognise outstanding efforts by cities to engage with smart citizens to develop smart cities. We also won a Brighton and Hove Business Awards in 2013 for the Greatest Contribution to the Community.
  • Linking schools and local employers
  • Winner of EuroCities Award 'Smart Jobs'
  • Specific to the region of Brighton and Hove
  • Designed for young people by young people
  • Promoting local career pathways
  • Raising aspirations of young people

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

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

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