What is the Youth Employability Service (YES)?

We are a free service commissioned by East Sussex County Council offering impartial support and guidance to all young people aged 16-18 in the East Sussex area.

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 such as:

  • Local secondary schools
  • Local colleges
  • Local training providers - such as In2Skills
  • Youth Offending Team (YOT)
  • Under 19’s Substance Misuse Team
  • Early Help Keywork Team
  • Children’s Services
  • iRock
  • Brighton Housing Trust


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.

Other Info:

You can contact us in multiple ways using the details provided below - you can also complete the attached form to be contacted by an advisor.

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

  • Eastbourne Office: Upperton House, The Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3YB. 
  • Hastings Office: 11 Cambridge Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1DJ.

Contact us: 

We are based at Hastings and Eastbourne. You can contact us at either one of our offices or use the enquiry form and a relevant team member will contact you. 

Hastings: 01424 722045

Eastbourne: 01323 410803

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.