Workshops’ week aims to get more in employment

EASTBOURNE’S Big Week of Work is kicking off at Eastbourne Town Hall from Monday, November 7 to Friday, November 11, in a bid to get jobseekers back in employment.

Places are available for the special launch day programme on the Monday with motivational presentations by Hayley Taylor, Channel 4’s Fairy Jobmother, Leon Doyle, Apprentice contestant and successful entrepreneur, David Kelso, regional personnel and training manager at Morrisons plc and Melanie Hunt, principal of Sussex Downs College.

The event will include a programme of workshops during the week to support people through the recruitment processes.

All workshops are free and topics include: - CV and application form writing, interview performance and information on apprenticeships.

Local employers will be running sector specific workshops in care, hospitality and customer service.

There will also be sessions focusing on self-employment. The event is being supported by local and national employers who will be on hand to speak to those attending about work opportunities.

Hayley Taylor said, “I’m looking forward to coming to Eastbourne’s Big Week of Work and meeting the local community.

“It’s great to see so much constructive activity planned over the week and I’m sure it’s going to lead to lots of positive outcomes for the town.

“There are jobs out there and there are lots of people who really want to get to work, the Big Week of Work is an opportunity to bring all this together and increase local employment.

“It’s all about helping to get Eastbourne working. I’ll be there to talk to people about their job searching stories and also share some of my own experiences.”

Eastbourne’s Big Week of Work is being organised by Eastbourne Works.

For further information pop in to Eastbourne Works, Langney Road or email

To register to attend the event, go to