Giving Young People Experience to get into Employment

A number of young people in East Sussex are starting new jobs thanks to an innovative new employment scheme from the council.

The local council has invested over £400,000 and matched this with resources from Brighton City College and the Skills Funding Agency to support 580 young people aged 16-24 to access the support and skills training needed to help them secure a job, apprenticeship or further work-related training.

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Councillor Peter Smith, Sussex City Council executive board member with responsibility for employment and skills said:
“Today’s job market provides a really tough prospect for young people. It is really important that we help get young people into work and also make sure they get into the habit of working and continue to progress their careers.

“This programme which aims to improve young people’s lives and support them on their journey into work is already proving very successful, and it is great to hear that it really is working as seen by the excellent progress made by David and Shamoon.”

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