YES update for COVID-19

Due to ongoing recommendations from the government regarding COVID-19, we will not be offering a face to face service until Friday 3rd April at the earliest. This means all appointments in schools, colleges, our offices and the community, however we will still be supporting young people through other means, if you have an appointment booked, we will be in contact to rearrange the appointment. We will be using online platforms such as Skype in order to support young people in the County.

Our advisers will still be accessible to young people who would like support from YES and our other services in East Sussex. If you have their contact details, please contact them directly via email, mobile messenger or WhatsApp.

For general enquiries, please email [email protected] and we will aim to respond to emails as soon as possible.

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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:  Lower Office, 5 Chiswick Place, Eastbourne, BN21 4NL

    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 on our Facebook page

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. We host the drop-in service in both our Eastbourne and Hastings office, alternatively you can call us to book an appointment in one of our outreach hubs.

  • 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 
  • Crowborough: Cluedup
  • Bexhill: DV8
  • Peacehaven: Library
  • Seaford: Library 
  • Hailsham: Youth Centre
  • Lewes: Library
  • Rye: Library 
  • St Leonards - TBC
  • Battle - TBC
  • Wadhurst - TBC
  • Uckfield - TBC
  • Langney - TBC

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