Ahead of The BIG Futures Show, set to take place at Eastbourne’s Winter Garden later this month, Sussex Business Times refreshes your mind on all the information you need to know about the upcoming events

For a huge amount of young people, finding the right career path is an overwhelming process and, alongside revising for the all-important GCSEs and A Levels, can seem almost impossible. Cue The Big Futures Show, Eastbourne’s own employability and skills fair, set to take place at The Winter Gardens on 22nd March and aiming to provide businesses and students with inspiration and all the information and skills they need to prepare for future employment.

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’. Also, in addition to our main sponsors, those attending include, Ellis Building Contactors, Caffyns, RNLI, National Careers Service, Wrightflow Technologies, British Army, The Wayfinder Group, National Trust, Help Me I’m a Medic, LawlerDavis Independent Financial Planners , John Young Media, ESCC, CareUK, Firebrand and Rix & Kay to mention but a few.

New for 2017 is the ‘Disability Confident’ zone supported by Caroline Ansell MP providing specialist advice and support for both visitor and exhibitor alike including representatives from DWP, Possability People, and JPK Sussex project. The 32pp show guide will be issued to visiting schools at the end of February to enable students to prepare for their visit on 22nd March.

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.