Do you need help exploring your career and progression options? Are you unsure of your next steps or long terms goals? Or do you just have no idea where to start, when looking for a future job or career? Whatever you need, our Careers Team can help.

Our Careers Advisors are highly qualified, Matrix-accredited professionals, which means they’ve received the best training to help you find your perfect career. They’ll be able to offer you Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) when you need it, whether you’re just starting out with us or you’re a past student.

How we can help you

  • When you book in for an appointment with us, we’ll get to know your current position, talk about your future goals, and help you put a plan into place to get there. We’ll give you all the advice you need on finding and choosing your perfect career path, helping you to explore a range of different options.
  • We’ll help you develop skills that will make you more employable, give you advice on the right courses and qualifications to take, including those at higher, university-level, and give you advice on work experience and volunteering. You can also you can join us for group sessions on skills such as CV writing and attending an interview

Careers Advisor

  • Across our campuses, we have dedicated Careers Teams who work closely with each curriculum department at the college and with local employers. This helps us to ensure we’re offering the most current and relevant information on Higher Education, employability, careers and progression. The Careers Team research and deliver tutorials on Labour Market Information and the future jobs market, making sure you are fully equipped to enter the workplace with the right skills and the ability to make informed choices.
  • In addition, we host a number of events throughout the year to help you identify possible careers, including National Careers Week, employer fairs and Higher Education information events.

Work Placements

Taking the initiative to find your own work placement is one of the best ways to enter the world of work. It will help your reputation as a forward-thinking student/employee too.

Finding your own placement means you get the experience that you really want - in the industry you want! It will make your placement more satisfying for you - and employers will be impressed by your enthusiasm, motivation and maturity.

Work Placements give our students practical experience directly related to their course, which will help prepare them for the world of work.

Thinking of East Sussex College?

If you’re thinking of joining us at East Sussex College and would like to apply for a course, our team can discuss your options with you and help you make the best decision for the future:

Tel: 030 300 39699
Opening Times: 09.00-16:00 Monday-Friday
Hastings Financial Assistance:

Already a ESC Student?

Contact your Careers Team

Regardless of where you’re up to with your course or what your next steps might be, you can always book in for an appointment with us to get extra help, check you’re on the right path, or plan ahead for the future:

Marie Blair
Student Services Team Leader
Tel: 030 300 39384 / 07774 335679

Bethany Walker-Evans
Careers Guidance Adviser
Tel: 030 300 39298

Susie Christie
Careers & Enrichment Team Leader
(Monday- Friday)
Tel: 030 300 39601

Kate Beecham
Careers Guidance Adviser
(Tuesday and Thursday)
Tel: 030 300 38279

Kristina Sekyere
Careers Guidance Adviser
Tel: 030 300 38672

Hannah Smith
Student Services Team Leader
Tel: 030 300 38605

Tracey Harrison
Careers Guidance Adviser
Tel: 030 300 39620

Kate Edwards
Careers Leader
Tel: 030 300 39241