What is the Youth Employability Service (YES)?

We are a free service commissioned by East Sussex County Council offering impartial support and guidance to young people aged 15-18. We work specifically with young people in the East Sussex area who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), or are at risk of not being in education, employment or training.

How we can help:

Our advisers work with young people on a 1:1 basis and offer support and guidance specific to what is required by the young person.

Please get in touch to book an appointment and see an adviser.

We operate out of Eastbourne and Hastings, you can find us at:

  • Eastbourne Office: New Address! Lower Office, 5 Chiswick Place, Eastbourne, BN21 4NH

    Tel: 01323 410803

  • Hastings Office: 11 Cambridge Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1DJ.

    Tel: 01424 722045

You can contact us by email at [email protected]
You can also contact us 
at either one of our offices or use the enquiry form and a relevant team member will contact you.

Alternatively, you can be referred by completing our Referral Form.
You can send the completed form to us by email or post. Details of where to send are listed at the end of the form.

You can also contact us and keep up to date with our service using our social media sites. You can find us by clicking the icons below or searching using the usernames.




We release a newsletter every month full of lots of useful information and opportunities.

We also release job lists every week and Apprenticeship lists every other week for the East and West of the County. These can be found below and also on our Facebook page.

Job Lists - East Job Lists - West Apprenticeship Lists - ES
25/03/19 25/03/19 14/03/19
18/03/19 18/03/19 19/02/19
11/03/19 11/03/19 04/02/19

What we do:

We support young people to decide on their next steps and help them progress further with their choices – whether that involves looking at:


We also support young people in completing application forms, practicing interview skills, creating CV's and supporting each young persons individual needs.

We have created a resources site for young people which includes various resources to help with CV building, information about colleges, apprenticeships etc. You can access that here:

Who we work with:

We work with many other organisations and education providers to find the best opportunities and provide the best support to every young person we work with.

Within our organisation we also have specialist advisers who co-locate with various teams such as:

  • Youth Offending Team (YOT)
  • Through Care Team (LAC)
  • Special Educational Needs Disabilities (iSEND)


This means that we can support young people who may be facing things that are a barrier to moving forward positively with their lives. This could be due to mental health, those who may not be able to live with their family and those that may not have had a good time at school. 

We also offer support to young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

More Info:

We offer drop-in sessions in various locations across the county. You can contact us to book an appointment, alternatively you can drop-in.

  • Eastbourne: Eastbourne YES Office - Wednesday 09:30-16:00 & Friday 09:30-16:00
  • Hastings: Hastings YES Office - Monday 09:30-16:00 & Thursday 09:30-16:00.
  • Newhaven: ESCG Denton Island - Monday fortnightly - 13:00-16:00pm (next one 12th August 2019)
  • Crowborough: Cluedup Thursday Every 3 weeks - 14:00-17:00, (next one 22nd August 2019)
  • Bexhill: DV8 - Every Wednesday 10:00-14:00
  • Peacehaven: Library - Friday fortnightly - 13:00-16:00 (next one 23rd August)
  • Seaford: Library - Friday fortnightly - 10:00-12:00 (next one 23rd August)
  • Hailsham: Youth Centre - Tuesday Every 3 weeks 14:30-17:00 (next one 27th August)
  • Lewes: Library - Friday fortnightly - 14:00-16:30 (Next one 16th August)
  • Rye: Library - Friday fortnightly - 13:00-16:00 (Next one 9th August)
  • St Leonards - TBC
  • Battle - TBC
  • Wadhurst - TBC
  • Uckfield - TBC
  • Langney - TBC

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