• YES Youth Employability Service

    • COVID 19 – MY Trust Service Update

      Due to the ongoing recommendations from the government regarding COVID-19 and social distancing, we will be offering an online video-linked support until further notice.  Young people can still access the same face to face level of guidance and support from our DBS checked specialist advisers, but through a secure video link rather than in person. 
      All appointments in schools, colleges, our offices and the community have now been postponed or rearranged through this alternative process.

      Despite these challenging times, we will continue to offer the same level of service to young people in East Sussex over the next few weeks. Our advisers are fully accessible to those who would like support from the Youth Employability Service (YES) and our other services across the county. 

      Our experienced and friendly team can provide information and advice to learners around transition from Years 11, 12 and 13, and support and guidance to young people aged 16-18 who are not in education, employment or training. We can support young people up to the age of 25 if they have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) or are a looked after child.  

      We can also offer information, advice and guidance around online resources and home study options during this ‘stay at home’ period.   
      In addition to our usual contact with young people by phone, email, text, WhatsApp and Facebook, video-linked appointments via online platforms such as Skype and ‘GoTo Meeting’ help us to best support young people throughout the county. 

      For general enquiries about our service offer, please email yeseastsussex@themytrust.org or message us through our Facebook page – facebook.com/YESEastSussex. We aim to respond to enquiries within 48 hours. Alternatively call 01323 410803 where voicemails will be regularly checked if your call is not answered. 
      For more detailed information, please visit our website www.themytrust.org 

      About YES

      The Youth Employability Service (YES) East Sussex is the targeted information, advice and guidance (IAG) service for 16-18 year olds. Commissioned by East Sussex County Council and delivered by MY Trust, YES supports young people in all parts of the county and has drop in centres in both Eastbourne and Hastings.

      YES provides impartial support to meet the wide range of complex needs of young people in East Sussex, working with some of the most vulnerable and disengaged young people in the county to break down barriers to participating in learning, training, employment and apprenticeships. YES offers 1:1 support through specialist and qualified advisers including those co-located with the Youth Offending Team, Through Care Team and ISEND.

      YES East Sussex welcomes referrals from agencies, parents and young people themselves but it will also proactively seek out and engage young people who would benefit from support with education, employment or training.

      To see our latest Job and Apprenticeship lists please checkout our Facebook page @YESeastsussex

      View our Resource Site full of information for young people.

      YES EHCP Support

      YES have two dedicated advisers supporting young people with Special Education Needs who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Advisers encourage schools and colleges to support the transition of students in Year 11-14 with EHCP’s and liaise with the ESCC Assessment and Planning Team regarding their named placements.  These advisers can also provide information, advice and guidance to EHCP learners up to the age of 25 around education, employment and training.

      Contact and more information

      To get more information on any of these opportunities or you just to find out if we can help then contact us using the details below.

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      Hastings Centre
      11 Cambridge Road
      Hastings TN34 1DJ
      01424 722045

      Eastbourne Centre
      5 Chiswick Place
      Eastbourne BN21 4NH
      01323 410803

      We will also deliver from community settings in Crowborough, Eastbourne, Bexhill and Newhaven.