The editor of the Juicy Guide to Brighton and Hove took a Bite Size helping of business skills at an event sponsored by the Learning and Skills Council. Gilly Smith participated at the Princes Marine Hotel in Hove, saying “Bite Size is a great way of letting a wide variety of people share their skills in a useful networking environment. Two hours doesn’t feel like it’s taking too much out of your day but is just enough time to get a feel for the benefits of improving your skills.”
More than a dozen local people from business and community support groups improved their interviewing skills in a new course led by local independent trainer Clive Bonny. Bonny said “Bite Size Learning gets straight to the point without wasting time. The City offers speed-networking for local businesses so why not speed-learning? We use both the indoors and outdoors in the hotel’s Starlight Penthouse with role-play, video and brainstorming to allow everyone to give and take best practice.”
Christian Bergmann, who lives in Hove and works at Brightwell in Newhaven, added “the most valuable part for me was the interviewing role play and the subsequent group feedback session. I was also impressed by the quality of the participants.”
The courses are designed for those who cannot usually afford the time and cost of being away from work all day. They can be tailored to allow participants to practice and improve a range of skills creating confidence and motivation for new skills at work. Funded places are available and are allocated on a first come first served basis.