Skills East Sussex


Business, employment and coronavirus
National advice on loans, grants, furlough and which businesses can reopen and how. Also details of local support from the Business East Sussex Growth Hub.

See also: Important information for our contracted suppliers

5. Apprenticeships

By hiring an apprentice it gives a young person the opportunity to acquire skills and learn on the job. Government funding is available to cover 95% of the costs of training for all but the largest companies. For more information see the Government website.

Apprenticeships East Sussex is the county’s strategic body for apprenticeships, with the key aim of ensuring the growth of apprenticeships in East Sussex. The role of AES, as set out in its terms of reference, is to provide oversight and coordination of key stakeholders, strategies and communication plans; horizon scan and identify change, challenge and issues arising; and where appropriate, will lobby collectively on behalf of apprentices, employers and training providers to ensure ongoing sustainability and growth of apprenticeships in East Sussex.

The 2019/20 Plan is directly linked to the five Skills East Sussex priorities, and all activities are specifically aimed at achieving apprenticeship growth. Link to plan

Info-graphic – How Apprenticeships work for SMEs in East Sussex

Skills East Sussex, East Sussex County Council and SCTP have worked together to produce an info-graphic to help SMEs understand how apprenticeships work for them in East Sussex (opens new window) (Adobe PDF, 2307k).

Minutes of the last three AES meetings

  1. 13 February 2020 – Link
  2. 5 December 2019 – Link
  3. 26 September 2019 – Link
Graduate Award Ceremony 2019

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