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Here are some of the latest trainee and apprenticeship vacancies for 16 to 18 year olds in East Sussex, where you can earn while you learn by working with a local employer.

You can also search and apply for an apprenticeship online at If you're looking for an apprenticeship in East Sussex, go to

Apprenticeships in Brighton are also listed on the Brighton and Hove Jobs website.

Aspire work experience database

If your school or college have given you a user id and password, you can search for work experience placements on the Aspire database.

Want a career in construction?


If you're looking to get into the construction industry, why not get on TrAC with an apprenticeship? Find out more and fill out an application form at Training and Apprenticeships in Construction (TrAC).

National Apprenticeship Service


Log on to Apprenticeship Vacancies online to search and apply for positions.

Apprenticeships at Aldi


Do you have:

  • a can do attitude
  • self motivation
  • determination?

Would you like to start an apprenticeship at Aldi in any of the following locations:

  • Brighton
  • Portslade
  • Bexhill
  • Lewes
  • East Grinstead?

Aldi are looking for applicants with maths and English GCSE A-C. Candidates with GCSE D (Level 1) may also be considered if they are highly motivated to achieve the apprenticeship and improve their maths and English skills.

Contact Samantha Wright at Sussex Downs College to register your interest:
01273 402271

L-Earn: Earn while you Learn


Are you 16 or 17? Want real paid work with training?

The L-earn partnership has created 30 paid jobs with training for 16-17 year-olds in East Sussex.

L-earn jobs provide part-time paid work and training for up to 26 weeks to boost your chances of progressing into a full apprenticeship or College course.

The jobs are with local social enterprises – HFS, Furniture Now, and Hastings Trust – so the work is constructive, benefits others and is in a supportive but businesslike atmosphere. The jobs include customer service, reception, IT refurbishment, furniture restoration, warehousing, collections and deliveries.

There are jobs in

  • Hastings
  • Bexhill
  • Eastbourne
  • Hailsham
  • Lewes.

Find out more

There's more information in the L-Earn leaflet (Adobe PDF, 1MB), and you can also download an application form (Adobe PDF, 81KB).

Get in touch

Places are limited so get in touch now:

Like to be a network services apprentice?

QA apprenticeships

Why not learn how to provide a top ICT support service to Heathfield Community College? You could:

  • receive an apprentice salary
  • earn valuable ICT qualifications
  • gain priceless work experience.

To find out more, download the job description (Word, 59KB) and contact Stephen Smith at or on 01753-898740.

Work pairing trainee vacancies in East Sussex


Placements currently available:

Trainee Kitchen Person, The George in Rye

To assist with the preparation of food and general kitchen duties, including additional activities and training for candidates showing a good level of enthusiasm and competence. 

Trainee Café and Kitchen Hand, The Pastry Shop, Eastbourne

To assist with all aspects relating to the running of the café, including basic food preparation, cleaning, cash handling, customer service and an understanding of the operations of the onsite bakery. 

Trainee Kitchen Person, The Belgian Café, Eastbourne

To assist with the Head Chef in preparing raw ingredients ready for cooking, to carry out washing up duties, to communicate with head chef at all times as to status of tasks, to collect ingredients from the stock room, in future if competent to do so to prepare basic salads/sauces with supervision.

Trainee Equestrian Person, Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, Hailsham

To assist with the running of the stables and events, including feeding and exercising the horses, preparing the horses for eventing, stable management, attending events and being involved in event days, and assisting the preparation of the indoor arena for other events.

For more information about these vacancies contact:

Lee Cote (Local Work Pairing Coordinator)
Tel: 07880 384 936

Becoming a work pairing trainee

As a work pairing trainee, you work full-time with an employer for up for six months, and in return you get:

  • £50 a week training allowance
  • support from a work pairing co-ordinator
  • essential clothing and equipment
  • support with some travel costs
  • great experience and skills to help you find further work.

To find out more, contact our local Work Pairing Coordinator:

or download the leaflet (Adobe PDF, 161KB).

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