How can I access the service?

For further information contact, or call 01424 311890

Key Information

YES is a free service that offers teenage career advice, 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), and those who are vulnerable and at risk of being NEET.


Our advisers work with young people on a 1:1 basis and offer support and guidance specific to individual needs. We work on an Action Plan with our young people to agree their next steps and how to achieve their goals; short and long term.

We support young people to plan their next steps and help them progress further with their choices, exploring:

  • College Options
  • Other training opportunities
  • Apprenticeships
  • Work experience
  • Employment and job searching
  • Completing application forms
  • Practicing interview skills
  • Creating or updating a CV
  • Onwards referral and other support service

We offer face-to-face appointments in community locations that suit our young people, telephone and video calls.

Who we work with

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

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

  • Youth Justice Service (YJS)
  • Through Care Team (LAC)
  • Special Educational Needs Disabilities (iSEND)
  • Assessment and Planning Team (EHCP)
  • Elective Home Education and Teaching and Learning Provision (EHE/TLP)

This means that we can support young people who may be facing issues that are a barrier to moving forward positively with their lives. This could be due to poor 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.


How can I access the service?

You can complete our online YES Referral Form.

Address: Suite 8, 20 Wharf Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3AW
Tel Eastbourne: 01323 368390
Tel Hastings: 01424 311890
Facebook: @YESEastSussex
Instagram: @YESEastSussex
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We have created a range of resources to support you with CV building, information about colleges, apprenticeships and more. You can access them under the resource section of the CXK website:


Jobs & Apprenticeships List and Weekly Bulletin

We release a Jobs & Apprenticeships List regularly which are full of local opportunities for 16 – 18 year olds. Subscribe here for our Jobs & Apprenticeships List.

We also release a Weekly Update where we share industry-relevant news and information. Subscribe here for our fortnightly Update.

Support from YES

If you would like some teenage career advice, support or guidance from YES, make an Online Referral or use the contact details above.

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