Following cancellation in 2020 and again in 2021 due to Covid restrictions, The BIG Futures Show returns to Eastbourne Sports Park on Tuesday 26th April 2022 from 9.30am-4.00pm subject to local and government guidance at the time.

The show that first opened back in 2016 is the largest employability and skills event in the area and is aimed at students (aged 14+) from across East Sussex as well as parents, carers and anyone looking for work or training.

80+ organisations will be providing interactive exhibits and guidance aimed at inspiring tomorrow’s workforce. Employers will be looking for new talent and explaining what qualifications they require and what training and apprenticeships they offer in the work place. Colleges and training providers will be on hand to promote their offer and where it fits with employer’s requirements and what they are seeking from students.

The Show is organised by Eastbourne Education Business Partnership, a registered charity, in association with Eastbourne Borough Council to help support local community and economic development agendas and brings a wide range of expert advice and guidance all under one roof.

Organisations already booked to attend include; NHS, East Sussex College, Metro Bank, Partners4Training, Mayo Wynne Baxter, Royal Air Force, Bexhill College, St. Wilfrid’s Hospice, Department for Work & Pensions, Sussex Police, The People Matter Trust, Wave Leisure, Plumpton College, Custard Design & Print and Cleankill Pest Control. The full list of exhibitors will be available to view at the beginning of April at www.bigfuturesshow.org.uk

It is recognised that parents and carers continue to play a very significant role and influence in a young person’s choice of future career and all are welcome throughout the day. There will also be a dedicated job-seekers area sponsored by Recruitment South East with current job and training opportunities for those seeking a more immediate choice. Entry on the day (individual or family) is £3 (or with DWP voucher) inclusive of comprehensive show guide.