We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Bexhill Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair will be held on Friday 3rd March, at the De La Warr Pavilion.

Led by Huw Merriman MP, in close partnership with Bexhill College, Bexhill Chamber of Commerce, Rother District Council, Culture Shift, Bexhill Coastal Community Team and the DLWP.

Our first Bexhill Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair, held on 29th April 2016, was aimed primarily at 16-24 year olds and saw 37 businesses and 21 support organisations exhibit, with over 600 delegates in attendance. Post event, it led to 383 conversations between exhibitors and delegates and 37positions being filled.

Thank you to all who supported of last year’s event, you were really key in making it such a success. You can now book your space for the Business Breakfast launch on Friday 25th November with Huw Merriman MP at https://www.dlwp.com/event/bexhill-jobs-fair-breakfast/

If you would like more information on the 2017 event in advance of the launch, or would like to discuss sponsorship or how you can support the event please contact: exec@dlwp.com

Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair April 29th 2016

Bexhill Forward, Bexhill’s Coastal Community Team, recently won £10,000 from the Government to establish the Team. We have committed £3,000 of these funds to the first Jobs Fair in Bexhill specifically for school and college leavers and those moving on into colleges or apprenticeships.

The Jobs Fair will be held at the prestigious De La Warr Pavilion on April 29thfrom 10 am. Entry is free. Employers from a wide range of businesses are committed to the event including the science and technology, banking and insurance, transport, construction sectors and more. To find out more please visit http://www.dlwp.com/event/jobsfair

A further £2,000 of the funding was spent on training to help eight organisations in the town to apply for grants. This brought immediate results with one of the participating organisations successfully applying for funding the very next day.

We have used a further £1,000 to begin a Character Assessment of the Town Centre and produce an Economic Development Plan (a condition of the funding), which included a 2 day public consultation at the De La Warr Pavilion and a fact finding visit to 4 regeneration projects. To view these studies please find the ‘related documents’ listed on the right hand side of this page.

£3,000 will be spent on advertising Bexhill's summer events programme in London.

£1,000 will be spent on social media training for Town Centre businesses to help promote the town positively on social media.

All the Coastal Community Team’s funds are held and managed on its behalf by Rother District Council.