How can I access the service?

For further information contact, or call 01323 410803

Key Information

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.


Our advisers work with young people on a 1:1 basis and offer support and guidance specific to individual needs.

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


Due to COVID-19 we currently offer appointments over online video call platforms and hope to return to in person appointments in the near future.


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 specialist advisers who co-locate with various teams such as:

  • Youth Offending Team (YOT)
  • Through Care Team (LAC)
  • Special Educational Needs Disabilities (iSEND)
  • Assessment and Planning Team (EHCP)


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 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?

Please get in touch to book an appointment with an adviser.

Tel: 01323 410803 (Eastbourne)
Tel: 01424 722045 (Hastings)
Facebook: @YESEastSussex
Instagram: @YESEastSussex
Youtube: Youth Employability Service East Sussex
Or complete a YES Referral Form and return to



We have created a range of resources to support with CV building, information about colleges, apprenticeships etc. You can access those here:


Jobs List, Apprenticeships List and Weekly Bulletin

We release a Jobs List and Apprenticeships List regularly. These are full of local opportunities for 16 – 18 year olds. We also release a Weekly Bulletin where we share relevant news and information.

To subscribe to our mailing list, email us at:


Drop-in Sessions

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

*Please note our drop in and outreach hubs are on hold at present. However, you can contact us for our video call and phone call service*

  • 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: Library
  • Lewes: Library
  • Rye: Library
  • St Leonards – Robsack Centre
  • Battle – Library
  • Wadhurst – Library
  • Uckfield – Civic Centre
  • Langney – Library
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