Employability - No Boundaries

A new, pioneering programme has today been launched by Sussex Cricket in the Community.

Sussex Cricket in the Community was formed a year ago, with the aim being to use the values that are central to cricket as a way of increasing educational performance and promoting healthy lifestyles, and to encourage more people from more diverse communities to play and follow cricket.

Today, Sussex Cricket in the Community have been joined by Peter Kyle, MP for Hove and Portslade to launch the “No Boundaries” programme, a training programme specifically for those currently unemployed who are seeking to enhance their employability skills.

The programme, funded by the Department of Work and Pensions, will see in the region of 90 people from Brighton and Hove in several cohorts over the next 6 months. Sussex is the first county cricket body in England to work directly with this government arm, focusing exclusively on education and employability.

Tim Shutt, Head of Sussex Cricket in the Community said, “Cricket, and sport in general, is a very powerful tool. Whilst the Sussex Cricket Board has delivered participation programmes for many years to numerous community groups, this is the first major venture within the strategy to use cricket to support adult education and employability. The programme is the first of its kind in cricket in this country.”

Peter Kyle, MP for Hove and Portslade said, “I admire very much what Sussex Cricket in the Community are doing to help local people improve their skills. As a landmark stadium bringing world class cricket to the heart of Hove it's great that they are reaching out to local residents to give them the opportunity to receive employment training. I will do all I can to support the programme and help it become a success.”

Marc Smith, from the Department of Work and Pensions said “We are proud to be supporting Sussex Cricket in the Community with their innovative “No Boundaries” Programme. We believe it will be a very positive experience for the people in the Brighton and Hove area who need more in-depth support to achieve their aspirations.”

Sussex Cricket in the Community is a collaborative venture, governed by the Sussex Cricket Board and delivered in conjunction with Sussex County Cricket Club and the charitable arm, namely Sussex Cricket in the Community Trust.

Peter Kyle MP (middle back row) with Sussex Chairman Jim May (front left) and Head of Sussex Cricket in the Community Tim Shutt (back row right), along with existing members of the ‘No Boundaries’ programme and of course Sid the Shark!

The Programme

Are you looking to get back into work?

Improve your skills? Have some fun?

Come and join us at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground in Hove – the home of Sussex County Cricket Club. We’re running FREE courses packed with motivating and fun activities that will help you back on the road to work. Each course will run between 9.30am and 2pm for two days a week for eight weeks.

FIRST COURSE: Every Monday and Tuesday from Monday 1st June to Tuesday 21st July

SECOND COURSE: Every Wednesday and Thursday from Wednesday 3rd June to Thursday 23rd July

Highlights of the course include:

  • Improving your work skills and finding you real work and volunteering experiences
  • A nationally recognised, no-fail qualification in Job Search and Interview Skills
  • Computer skills sessions
  • Opportunities to meet with local recruitment agents
  • A Cookery skills session
  • Great days out and volunteering opportunities at Raystede, Adventure Unlimited, Arundel Castle Cricket Club and Castle, Hove Lagoon Watersports and the Sussex Wildlife Trust

WEEK 1

  • Introduction to Course
  • Tour of the Cricket Ground
  • Visit to Raystede

WEEK 2

  • Health and Work Skills Activities
  • Motivational Guest Speaker
  • Visit to Adventure Unlimited

WEEK 3

  • Health and Work Skills Activities
  • One-to-One Job Search sessions
  • Visit to Recruitment Agents

WEEK 4

  • Health and Work Skills Activities
  • A presentation by staff from local Recruitment Agents
  • Cookery Skills Course

WEEK 5

  • NCFE Award in Job Search and Interview Skills
  • Computer Skills session
  • Visit to Arundel Castle Cricket Club and Arundel Castle & Gardens

WEEK 6

  • NCFEAwardinJobSearchand Interview Skills
  • CreationofCV’sandLinkedInprofiles
  • VisittoHoveLagoonWatersports

WEEK 7

  • NCFEAwardinJobSearchand Interview Skills
  • Job Search and Coaching
  • VisittotheSussexWildlifeTrust

WEEK 8

  • NCFEAwardinJobSearchand Interview Skills
  • A presentation by the Money Advice Service
  • EndofProgrammefunactivityfollowed by a Celebration and Awards Event
BUS ROUTES:

Stopping at Palmeira Square
Bus numbers: 21A, 1, 1A, 2, 5, 5A, 5B, 6, 21, 25, 46, 49, 60, 700

Stopping at Corner of Cromwell Road and Wilbury Villas
Bus number: 7

Please call Rachel on 07552 139 058 to book on the course or the Sussex Cricket in the Community Development Office on 01273 894241 Email: developmentoffice@sussexcricket.co.uk

Please tell us if you would like to attend the First or Second Course