Ideas and advice – jobs and careers

Whether you are starting your career, looking for a new role, planning to go back into education or finding work after redundancy, there is plenty of good advice available.

Careers advice

National Careers Service – applying for a job, check your skills, build an action plan and CV, find courses, prepare for interviews, dealing with redundancy and contacting a careers adviser.

Finding a job – GOV.UK – support for jobseekers, including allowances and help to start a business

Connexions 360 – visit our website for young people to find out more about work experience, educational options, getting a job and planning a career.

Adult education

Adult education courses – find a course and information for businesses and training providers.

Apprenticeships and training

Training – links to help you train and develop your career.

Apprenticeships – if you’re over 16 and know the career you want, you can earn while you learn.

Apprenticeships at East Sussex County Council – guidance on how to apply for an apprenticeship at the Council.

Financial help

Benefits – benefit types and who to contact for advice.

Your pay, tax and the national minimum wage – GOV.UK – know your rights.

Higher education – Connexions 360 – getting financial help.

Professional and career development loans – GOV.UK – for those aged 18 and over.

Discretionary Learner Support – GOV.UK – for those aged 19 and over.

How to claim benefits – Department for Work and Pensions – very useful site about what you’re entitled to and how to claim.

Tax Credits online – HM Revenue and Customs – straightforward information, tax credits calculator and application forms.

Working abroad

Short-term work abroad – BUNAC – worldwide working adventures for young people.

Careers Europe – working in other EU countries.

Overseas Jobs – international employment opportunities.


Volunteering – how to volunteer and information about how you can benefit.

Volunteering – GOV.UK – ways to volunteer at home and abroad.