Cornerstone Employers work closely with the East Sussex Careers Hub. They act as ambassadors, linking their business contacts with clusters of secondary schools and colleges, influencing careers strategy and ensuring that young people can learn from employers. There are
12 Cornerstone Employers in East Sussex:
- Astec Computing
- Chaffin Works
- De La Warr Pavilion
- East Sussex County Council
- GM Monk
- Hastings Borough Council
- Hastings Contemporary
- Hastings Direct
- Let’s Do Business Group
- Health Education England
- and Metaltech
All of our Cornerstone Employers contribute in their own way, whether it be supporting careers activities and events through providing Enterprise Advisers and Industry Champions from their workforce, providing project support through wider Careers Hub initiatives, or through representing the employer voice across the county in our work with schools and colleges.
Cornerstone Employers have not been afraid to try new methods to encourage young people to get involved in their sector. 6 of our Cornerstone Employers have agreed to produce videos that cover their industry sectors, job roles, employability skills, employer expectations, and more. These will be shared with schools alongside a lesson plan and crib sheet to help bring these videos to life in the classroom and highlight entry routes and vacancies to young people in East Sussex.
Cornerstone Employers support projects across the Careers Hub, hosting business breakfasts with local employers to promote the benefits of connecting with schools, and act as ambassadors for the Careers Hub and supporting local schools and colleges. Many of the businesses act as Enterprise Advisers, providing strategic support to individual schools. Others are active members of Skills East Sussex Sector Task Groups, or host work experience placements, careers and apprenticeship talks and offer mentoring programmes.
For more information and to find out about how to become a Cornerstone Employer, please contact the Careers Hub team at Enterprise.Coordinator@eastsussex.gov.uk