Apprenticeship Roadshows 2022 Exhibitors

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Army Apprenticeships. Join as a soldier, get paid as a soldier, qualify with an apprenticeship.

The British Army protects the UK and its territories, prevents conflict, deals with disaster and fights the nations enemies. To do this we have soldiers working in a wide range of roles and specialisms both in the UK and deployed in over 80 countries around the world.

The Army has many different careers available for people wanting to join as a Soldier or Officer.  The types of roles available are Combat, Engineering, HR and Finance, Intelligence and Communications, Medical, Logistics and Support, and Music.

The Army in one sentence: “Work, learn and travel with friends for life”


ES Careers images - Brighter Horizons Training LOGOBrighter Horizons

We are specialists in apprenticeship training in the early years sector and our recent OFSTED monitoring visit judged us the highest rating available - 'Significant Progress' across all themes. 

Brighter Horizons Training is an independent training provider and an advocate of apprenticeships and short courses in early the years sector, our area of specialism. Based in West Sussex, we deliver the Level 2,3 and 5 Early Years apprenticeships through a blended approach of online learning and face to face visits in setting.

Our apprenticeship opportunities are all in the early years sector, are typically located in day nurseries and pre-schools and involve looking after children from 0-5 years.


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Costain has a vibrant, challenging and growing business – an environment that provides tremendous opportunities for everybody.

CMDP, a Joint Venture between Costain and MWHT, have secured a further 5 years of work with Southern Water for their AMP7 programme of works (2020 to 2025). 

Working predominantly in the East of Southern Water’s region, the scale of the works is likely to be greater than £350m and will comprise of multiple sites across Kent and Sussex on both Waste and Water sites. 

Costain’s apprentice programmes offer you the opportunity to continue your formal academic studies working towards a recognised qualification, whilst working alongside highly skilled people all eager to help you to develop and grow into the discipline of your choice. We recruit for a wide number of different apprenticeships (level two through to seven) from administration and finance to civil engineering. A competitive salary and a great benefits package is on offer.

Vacancies available are:

Business Admin Apprentice

Accounts Apprentice


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East Sussex College or East Sussex College Group is the largest higher education college in East Sussex, providing education and training from foundation to degree level. The college educates almost half of the county's young people and over 8,000 adults each year at campuses in Lewes, Eastbourne, Hastings and Newhaven, and in the workplace.

We work collaboratively with employers in delivering the job training and qualifications that apprentices need to complete their learning programme, we hold regular apprentice information session and induction sessions, give advice and guidance on preparation for apprenticeships and employability, all apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the apprenticeship web site

ESCG is the largest education college in East Sussex, Ofsted Grade 2, we offer a wide range of apprenticeship and work with over 1000 employers.

Current vacancies:

Apprentice Food & Beverage Assistant

Apprentice Chef

Business Administration Apprentice

Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprentice


ES Careers images - ESCCEast Sussex County Council

The council is an organisation that can offer opportunities in a wide variety of areas and takes pride in the professional development and progression of it’s staff.

As one of the major employers locally, East Sussex County Council are unique in the wide range of employment and career development opportunities it can offer. With progression pathways to a wide number of careers and support and training at every step. With apprenticeships at the heart of that journey.

Currently over 200 council staff are undertaking over 50 different types of apprenticeship training. From entry level to senior management, Social Work to social media. Most routes start within a Business Administration or Social Care setting when first joining the organisation as this is the best preparation for future roles.

Current available vacancies are:

Apprentice Engineering Services Technician

Apprentice JCR Support Worker

Apprentice JCR Support Worker


ES Careers images - East Sussex Highways - Logo Master - RGBEast Sussex Highways

East Sussex Highways is a great foundation for any career path.  The opportunities to progress, grow, transfer skillsets from one department to the other are endless.    

East Sussex Highways (ESH) is a multi-party, fully integrated arrangement between Jacobs, Costain and East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to provide an end-to-end service to design, manage and maintain all highways assets in the county of East Sussex.

The vacancies we have range from administerial to hands on physical ground works, providing a variety of opportunities to gain a better understanding of the design and construction industry and all the entities that come with it.

Apprenticeship Vacancies include:

Business Support Apprentice

Reactive Scheme Delivery Apprentice

Operations Delivery Apprentice


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East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust we are committed to providing the best quality care to the people of East Sussex by attaching and recruiting passionate people who share the commitment 

We offer excellent opportunities and benefits not just medical and clinical staff , but from everyone from school leavers to people wanting to retain or build on experience gained in other occupations.

To find vacancies visit Job vacancy search: Which health sector? | (

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Edwards Vaccums

Working with us means working with the latest technologies and ground-breaking, sustainable innovations, with our inclusive and caring environment you get the support and inspiration you need to grow.

Edwards is a global leader of vacuum and abatement. We are proud to lead the industry, pushing the boundaries of science to deliver innovative products which are intrinsic to everyday life, working in partnership with our customers and continually setting new standards. 

We recruit people with more than just a passion for innovation – they also have the ability to bring their ideas to life through collaboration with like-minded individuals in a supportive and inclusive environment. So, whether you have a wealth of experience or are just starting out, why not join Edwards and be part of our future growth.

We are taking on apprentices in Winter 2022 - Careers - Edwards Vacuum

ES Careers images - Factory Internet Logo TransparentFactory Internet

Factory Internet form valuable partnerships with IT departments and Technical leaders. An MSSP, Factory Internet provide architecturally led security services, Cloud services and Tailored operations.  

Delivering to a broad range of clients across Government, Telco, E-commerce, Charity and Banking. We put a strong focus on not just assessing the security of individual elements, but we pragmatically look at the overall picture to ensure you have end to end security protection and maximum business application availability. 

Services include 24/7 SOC/Managed SOC, Pen-testing, Bespoke threat intel, advisory and Cloud security. 

Based in the South East, we’re a passionate and growing team, dedicated to ensuring the availability and security of our clients systems

To find out more about our apprenticeships email:


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Focus SB is a multi-award winning British brand renowned for the design, development and manufacture of premium electrical wiring accessories. At the forefront of our industry for over 40 years, our long standing ability to create desirable faceplate and light switch designs and finishes using a blend of traditional artisan crafts combined with cutting edge technology is complemented by years of in-house experience and investment in manufacturing training. Focus SB Limited is a growing, forward thinking manufacturer that is committed to developing people, helping its local community and investing in the latest technologies. 

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Functional Skills

Functional Skills UK (Swim UK) is a local training provider offering apprenticeships in sports and leisure, ranging from swimming teaching and lifeguarding to personal training and leisure management. We work with local employers in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and Kent. Our apprenticeships include Leisure Team Member, Leisure Duty Manager, Personal Training, Business Admin, Customer Service, Management.

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GM Monk

“To work in a team that completed the outcome together and supports apprentice along the way!”

GM Monk Ltd is an Electrical Contractors operating within the Sussex area for the past 45 years. We are based in Eastbourne and Hove and focus on commercial electrical, fire, security and solar installations for Local Authorities, Schools, NHS, and other commercial businesses.

We are looking for new apprentices who are motivated, positive and able to use their initiative to learn and assist engineers on site while learning the fundamentals of the electrical standards at college one day a week.

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Heathercroft is a training academy based in Eastbourne which others all different types of courses being the step up course, traineeship course and apprenticeships. The apprenticeships that we deliver here are child care, health and social care, IT and business admin. 

We support learners from all over East Sussex supporting individuals with gaining employment, apprenticeships or going onto further education.

 Apprenticeship training courses on offer include:

Level 2 – Adult Care Worker

Level 2 – Early Years Practitioner

Level 3 – Business Administrator


ES Careers images - Kurt LeskerKurt J Lesker

The Kurt J. Lesker Company is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of vacuum technology solutions for research and production applications. Our European Headquarters are based in St Leonards on Sea.  

Our vacancies:

Information Communications Technician (Apprentice)

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JTL Training

We are a not-for-profit charity, offering advanced apprenticeships in electrical installation, engineering maintenance, mechanical engineering services comprising plumbing, alongside heating and ventilating. We offer vacancies with trusted employers across the country, our vacancies could be for Electrical, Plumbing or another one of our courses.

We train more apprentices than anyone else in the sector and pride ourselves on delivering high quality, work-based learning across more than 100 centres throughout England and Wales.

Apprenticeships Available:

Installation Electrician Apprenticeship


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We are a person-centred organisation led by the people we work with

Little Gate supports people with learning disabilities into paid employment as well as assisting employers to create inclusive workplaces. As part of our offer, we deliver an apprenticeship programme to support young people with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP), aged 18 - 24 into paid apprenticeships. Supported Apprenticeships are a four-way partnership between an employer, apprentice, education provider and Little Gate Supported Employment.  

Young people can complete a supported apprenticeship, working part-time hours and studying 1-2-1 with a training provider. A person-centred plan to understand the apprentices goals and aspirations is created and a Little Gate Job Coach provides support whilst in the workplace and aids the co-ordination of the learning process.

To find out more about Little Gate Farms Apprenticeship programmes visit: Supported Apprenticeships — Little Gate

Current Vacancies

Digital Marketing Apprentice — Little Gate

Metal Tech

Metal Tech are a sub contract precision machining company based in Hailsham, East Sussex. Established in the 1976, we have successfully grown a business manufacturing a wide range of components for the global market place including the USA, Europe, Africa, India and the UK.

Current Vacancies:

CNC Machining Apprentice

Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall Group is a major UK construction company made up of 6600 talented people working on all types of construction projects throughout the country.   Our people are key to our continued success.[VP1] 

Morgan Sindall Construction is regional contractor delivering projects across all market sectors. Our purpose is to create inspiring places that enhance the communities in which we all live, learn, work, play, care and protect.

We are a local company working with local clients, delivery local projects. The Brighton team have a true family spirit, working closely as one team. We are all dedicated to being the best we can be whilst having fun along the way.

Vacancies available are:

Admin Apprentice

Graduate Design Manager

Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

Safety, Health and Environment Apprentice

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Next Steps Apprenticeships

Next Step Apprenticeships thrive in helping candidates find their dream apprenticeship and are dedicated in providing the best career opportunities. 

As a training provider, Next Step Apprenticeships believe that face-to-face learning is the most effective method of learning. Therefore, our highly qualified skills coach’s provide exceptional mentoring in the workplace. We offer a wide range of apprenticeships across the Sussex area in various sectors such as, Early years Childcare, Digital Marketing/ Marketing, Customer Service, Business Admin, Accountancy, Hospitality, HR, ICT, Learning and Development, Management, Recruitment and more.

Vacancies available are:

Legal Recruitment Apprenticeships

Business Administrator Apprentice

Digital Marketing Apprentice

Early years Nursery Practitioner Level 2 or Level 3


ES Careers images - PlumptonCollege_Logo_Colour_RGB2022Plumpton College

Plumpton College provides unrivalled teaching and learning facilities with industry expert trainers to ensure learners receive outstanding training and support to achieve their full potential. With enviable links to industry our learners have access to opportunities that will provide long term and sustainable careers. 

Plumpton College is the leading land, environment, animal science and food production further, higher education and apprenticeship training provider in the South East. Supporting regional and national employers to support the development of their future talent and upskill their existing workforce while providing learners with the environment and opportunity to reach their full potential.

From Arboriculture (Tree Surgery/Care) to Viticulture (Wine production) and Butchery to Veterinary Nursing, our vacancies are in industries that are not always considered or even known about but will provide exciting and varied future careers. 

Our apprenticeship training courses include:

Baker Apprenticeship - Level 2

Veterinary Nurse Apprenticeship - Level 3

Golf Greenkeeper Apprenticeship - Level 2

Apprentice Forest Operative


ES Careers images - Rewards LogoRewards Training & Hair Academy

We are committed to providing the best experience in learning and we passionately believe that through training, people become confident to embrace change and help businesses succeed.

Rewards Training Recruitment Consultancy is a leading training provider in the South East of England specialising in apprenticeships and traineeships in Business, Hospitality & Catering and Health & Social Care.

Rewards Hair Academy are an approved training centre delivering vocational qualifications in Hairdressing and Barbering apprenticeships and Traineeships. Our high-quality training academy is in Brighton, East Sussex.

Our apprenticeship vacancies:

Level 2 Hairdressing Apprentice

Customer Service Apprentice

Level 2 Hospitality Team Member


ES Careers images - Salvation ArmySalvation Army

Our team is very supportive and knowledgeable and we all work hard to foster an inclusive and diverse workforce that collectively strive to empower others. 

Salvation Army’s Employment Plus service offers tailored support to help people become job-ready. Our aim is to help job seekers to get a job and stay in work. We empower individuals to overcome obstacles they face professionally and personally, and to fulfil their life ambitions.

Our Employability Support Apprenticeship (Business Admin L3) role will be varied and you will be supported by the management team. You will be working both from Hastings and in London (travel paid) supporting our team of Employment Advisors to ensure data is collected and stored correctly. Lots of chances for additional sector based training and continued development.

Current vacancy is Employability Support Apprentice


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SIGTA work with amazing world-class companies successfully delivering apprenticeships throughout Sussex.

SIGTA work with companies offering apprenticeships – From Flight Simulator Technicians to Automotive Engineers, Micro-Electronics to Building Power Systems, Computer Controlled Manufacturing Machines to Technical Design (CAD). We offer ‘in business’ apprenticeships for office based roles. Our Training Officers help you gain qualifications and most apprenticeships include day release at college.  

Our vacancies:

Technical Support Apprentice

CNC Machining Apprentice

Apprentice CNC Machinist


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We are a dynamic training provider, offering progressive, virtual learning, Government funded apprenticeship programmes throughout England.

Ofsted approved and proud to hold a 5 star rating on the Apprenticeships Directory, we are committed to putting the interests of both our learners and employers at the heart of everything we do.

We provide training and development for people looking to improve their lives, careers, and job prospects by giving them the skills they need to succeed. 

Some of the apprentice routes we have available are:

Healthcare Cleaning Operative Apprenticeship Standard Level 2

Payroll Administrator Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship Standard Level 2

HR Apprentice 

Customer Service Counter Sales Apprentice


ES Careers images - Steve WillisSteve Willis Training

We are a specialised Training Provider with a success rate of over 90%, providing outstanding training to Apprentices and existing Engineers.

Apprenticeships with over 20 years of experience. Our apprenticeships offer the perfect way to learn a trade - a mix of on-the-job training and, practical and classroom sessions at our two modern, well-equipped training centres in Sussex and Hampshire.

We offer Apprenticeships in Gas and Electrical Engineering. If you want to become a Gas Engineer or an Electrician, we can help!

26 Spaces available on their Gas Engineering Courses, which lead to apprenticeships. Find out more here - Gas – Steve Willis. Future vacancies are available.

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Sussex Police

Sussex Police are an apprenticeship employer-provider delivering apprenticeships to their own employees, ranging from Community Support Officer Roles to Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships.

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Working in general practice will allow you to work for the NHS as a local, community level. As an NHS Clinical Commissioning Group we represent General Practice (doctors surgeries), supporting staff to deliver safe high quality services and care to the population of Sussex. 

We are working with our practices in Sussex to increase apprenticeship opportunities in a wide range of areas including Business Administration, Customer Service, Healthcare Support Worker, Nursing Associate, Assistant Practitioner and Pharmacy Technicians.

New apprenticeship programme starting in August 2022.

Current Vacany:

Apprentice Nursery Nurse


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Techno group is a family-owned business that comprises of two high precision manufacturing facilities showcasing the very best in British subcontract machining. Our reputation and performance has helped us to become a one-stop partner for cutting edge clients across the globe. We are currently advertising for 2 Machine Shop Apprentices and a Technical Support Apprentice. We are also looking to recruit a Technical Support Apprentice who will be given the same hands-on training in the early part of the apprenticeship before branching off to specialise in the production planning function within the business which is vital for a future career in Operations Management. 

Available vacancies are:

Technical Support Apprentice

CNC Machining Apprentice

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TrAC is a flexi job Apprenticeship Agency in the Construction Sector.  We employ apprentices and place them with multiple host companies across the East, South East and East Midlands.  

Working for TrAC gives young people the chance to work and learn Construction across multiple sites as you will move around as you progress through your apprenticeship, all with wraparound support from our experienced team.

Available vacancies are:

Painter and Decorator

Ground Worker


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University of Brighton

An apprenticeship at the University of Brighton, rated Good by Ofsted, provides great benefits to employers and employees alike, boosting your staff's capabilities through a combination of academic study and on-the-job training.

The University of Brighton has been developing and delivering degree apprenticeships since 2016. These programmes are designed by employers for employers, meeting the needs of the public and private sector while improving staff development and retention. Our apprentices combine work with part-time university study and develop through on-the-job learning with work-based projects relevant to their organisation. Programmes are offered through a combination of face-to-face and digital learning.

Higher and degree apprenticeships are jobs with industry-led educational programmes attached that lead to university qualifications. An apprenticeship is a three-way partnership between an education provider (the University of Brighton), an employer, and an apprentice, who could be an existing employee or a new hire. The University of Brighton offers level 5, 6 and 7 apprenticeships, equivalent to foundation, bachelors and masters degrees respectively.

19 Apprenticeship Programmes available, find out more here

Current Vacancies:

Civil Engineering Level 6 Degree Apprentice 

Apprentice Civil/Structural Design Engineer

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Thakeham have been confirmed as the #1 Construction and Engineering Company to work for in the UK, in 2022’s Best Companies survey, we are also listed #5 in the ‘Best Companies to Work For in the South-East’ list and #15 in the ‘Best Large Companies to Work For in the UK’ list. 

Thakeham are community creators with a focus on zero carbon infrastructure led placemaking. We are NHBC 5* house builders, strategic land promoters and partnership contractors. A wide variety of roles available across many disciplines at our Head Office and also out on site. We are currently seeking a brickwork apprentice in Newhaven.

Apprentice Brick Layer

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The View Hotel

At The View Hotel, we recognise that people are the heart of our business. We are committed to representing our team and community and enabling everyone to Be Their Best Selves.

As a team of over 120 employees who are friendly, personable and strive for everyday success. With our continued development, we're now looking for committed candidates to join our unique team.

Based in The View Hotel Eastbourne, you will be part of a family of passionate people who know that being the best doesn’t always mean working around the clock.

To find out more about vacancies visit Job vacancies in Eastbourne | The View Hotel (


ES Careers images - Transparent Wrec LogoWhitehead Ross

We put participants first and support them to progress into positive destinations.  

Founded in 2012, we deliver a variety of high-quality skills-related programmes. Across our centres, we deliver support for unemployed individuals to retrain and secure jobs, vocational training programmes, adult education and Traineeships for ages 16-24.  In 2020/21 we successfully supported 1115 individuals.

Our Traineeship programmes are for anyone aged 16 -24 who is unsure of what to do next.  Our team will build a programme that suits your experience and interests, alongside a work placement that develops the knowledge and skills to lead you towards an Apprenticeship and Employment.

Our current course vacancies are listed here -

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Wealden Council

According to our current and former apprentices, many of whom have gone on to secure permanent positions with the Council, “Being an apprentice at Wealden has provided me the opportunity to focus and drill down on the career of my choice, the training I have been provided really helped me make this decision.” 

Wealden District Council runs a wide range of services within the local community, such as waste collection, local planning, council housing, tourism and regeneration. In addition we have a wide range of support services such as HR & Payroll, Legal, Procurement, Governance, Finance and Digital Services.

We currently have apprenticeship vacancies in five service areas: planning, finance, policy & communications, housing and digital services.  The majority are linked to the Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship training and will enable you to gain experience in a broad range of admin support duties within the relevant service area.  We are looking at a more specialised Level 4 Building Surveyor apprenticeship for housing.


Support Organisations

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The ASK Programme and the Apprenticeships in Sussex (AIS) Website and Service, promote apprenticeships to residents, schools and colleges, across the county. Come and speak to us to learn more about apprenticeships in the county, to find out about local vacancies advertised on the government Find and Apprenticeship Service, and to get help with registering for your Find an Apprenticeship account so you can receive live apprenticeship vacancy alerts. These programmes are delivered in Sussex by the Sussex Council of Training Providers and offer impartial information and advice. 

For more information email: 


ES Careers images - Moving-On-UpMoving On Up

‘Moving On Up’ supports East Sussex residents, living in supported and temporary accommodation, to secure an apprenticeship or employment, and permanent housing. Candidates on the scheme will receive help to secure employment or an apprenticeship which is a real job with a living wage and great prospects, pre-employment training and in-work mentoring support, and practical help with securing permanent accommodation, including access to a rental deposit of up to £3,000. Employers on the scheme will receive a £2,000 incentive to support salary costs.

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ES Careers images - NCS_transparentNational Careers Service

The National Service provide free, professional advice to help you explore your career and learning choices. 

The National Careers Service provides careers information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

We can support you to:

  • Search for apprenticeship opportunities
  • Write your CV and prepare your application
  • Develop your interview skills
  • Find the right opportunity for you

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Formed in 1976 by Prince Charles, The Princes Trust delivers several programmes to support young people aged between 11-30 into their next steps, including into apprenticeships. 

Live - Focusing on personal and social development supporting young people into their next step, whatever that might be. 

Learn - Programmes in a school or college setting to support with educational attainment & supporting young people into their next step, whatever that might be. 

Earn - Supporting young people into a specific area of sector of employment through placement-based programmes focusing on employability. Supporting young people to set up their own business.


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The Restart Scheme is a support service for long-term unemployed jobseekers. The service gives Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for at least 9 months enhanced support to find jobs in their local area. Participants who fit the eligibility criteria receive up to 12 months of intensive personal support to help them break down their barriers to work and secure sustained employment. By working together, we can help match participants to job and apprenticeship vacancies and enable people to change their lives for the better.


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We can help you find, and secure, an apprenticeship that will set you up for the future! 

CXK is an organisation dedicated to transforming the lives of young people and adults across the South; providing support, advice and guidance to help them find work, or move into learning or training, and in doing so improving their life chances.

 YES is a free service which offers support and guidance to young people in the East Sussex area. Commissioned by East Sussex County Council, we work specifically with young people aged 16-18 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), or are at risk of being NEET.

For more details about receiving support visit CXK Services: Youth Employability Service