It is vital for employers to access staff with the right skills to help them grow their business.

This can mean improving the skills of your existing workforce, or boosting your Social Value profile and growing your company by developing and nurturing new talent. We have provided links on this page to useful resources and information for employers.

Become an Enterprise Adviser

A high-profile role supporting schools

and colleges to develop long-term

careers and enterprise strategies.

Work alongside headteachers and

careers leaders for up to one day

a month and use your experience

to provide a realistic and authentic

approach to the world of work. For more information or to apply for a role, email:


Become an Industry Champion

Link with local schools, colleges and young people to offer an insight into your industry through on-site employer visits, taking part in careers fairs, mock  interviews, career talks, interactive workshops and project briefs, promoting apprenticeships, providing work experience, mentoring and professional exchanges between business and teachers. By getting involved in three or more of these activities a year, your business can earn the East Sussex Industry Champion badge.

More information >

Take part in Open Doors

Open Doors enables young people to
visit employers' premises, experience
an active workplace and learn more
about different industries and career
pathways. Visits usually include a
tour, the chance to speak with people
in different roles and a hands-on
activity which demonstrates what
the company does. Employers are
given support in shaping the visit.
Open Doors counts as an activity
for employers who want to achieve
the Industry Champion badge.
If you would like to know more, please email:

Offer work experience

Work experience provides young
people with the opportunity to learn
about the skills and behaviours
required in the workplace and
informs them about future career
options. It also gives businesses the
opportunity to develop staff, engage
with the local community and recruit
potential new staff or apprentices. To speak to our work experience team, contact: 

Become part of a Skills East Sussex Sector Task Group

Task Groups have been set up to
address the skills issues facing key
sectors in the county: construction,
engineering and advanced
manufacturing, creative and digital,
visitor economy, health and social
care and the land-based industries. For more information or to join a task group, contact: 

Offer an apprenticeship

Hire an apprentice and give
someone the opportunity to gain
skills and learn on the job. You
can get government funding to
cover 90% of the cost of training.