Ahead of the BIG Futures Show and BFS Extra, which are set to take place in Eastbourne next month, Sussex Business Times refreshes your mind on all the information you need to know about the upcoming events 

The annual BIG Futures Show is set to take Sussex by storm again this year, taking place at Eastbourne’s Winter Garden on March 22nd and aiming to provide businesses and students with inspiration and all the information and skills they need to prepare for future employment.

IMG_1764As Sussex’s most prevalent employability and skills fair, the BIG Futures Show is run by the Eastbourne Education Business Partnership and is sponsored by a range of businesses and organisations, including Eastbourne Borough Council, The View Hotel, NHS Health Education England and Bexhill College. Hastings Direct and Sussex Downs College are also sponsors this year and will be introducing an ‘Employability Hub’, during which short workshops and roundtable discussions will take place, related to a range of subjects including transferable skills, personal statements, CV writing, interview skills and employability behaviours.

The BIG Futures Show is also hosting a partner event, BFS Extra, which will take place on 2nd March 2017 – before the main event – at The View Hotel on Eastbourne Seafront. Although created for business owners and school bodies as opposed to possible future employees, BFS Extra will see speakers and presentations from a variety of organisations, including Let’s Do Business, Mystery Shopper, East Sussex County Council, Sussex Skills Solutions and many more, and some of the topics which will be covered include exhibition and trade show stands and displays, visitor and customer engagement and offering apprenticeships. In addition to this, teacher and governor representatives will be in attendance, providing advice and guidance to those who wish to become more familiar with today’s education system and the qualifications students can achieve.

The Big Futures Show offers the many benefits of national shows with a strong mix of businesses, employers and educators in one room, all with an aim to educate young people on their way into the working world.