Apprenticeships, traineeships and training

Find out about apprenticeships, traineeships and training in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

If you want to do a job or an apprenticeship but you need more experience consider a traineeship. A traineeship offers training to help you get ready for work, including support to improve your maths and English skills. It also includes work experience.

Another option is to take training courses to learn the skills you need for a job.

Where can I find an apprenticeship, traineeship, or training course?


Albion in the community

In-house apprenticeships at Albion in the Community and Brighton & Hove Albion. They also work with local organisations and businesses to recruit and support apprentices across a range of jobs; these include leisure, activity leadership, PE and school sport, business administration, customer service and management.

Learn more about apprenticeships, and search for apprenticeship opportunities near you.

Apprenticeships in Sussex

Find local apprenticeship and traineeship vacancies.

Brighton Sutton & District Training

Apprenticeships for 16-19 year olds. You will be employed as an apprentice within your chosen field and attend Sutton & District Training for workshops and off-the-job training on a regular basis. – Become an apprentice

Learn more about apprenticeships. You can also search and apply for apprenticeships.

Heathercroft Training academy

An independent training provider offering traineeships and apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds, and for over 18s.

Plumpton College

Apprenticeships in agriculture, animal management, food skills, forestry and arboriculture, horticulture, land based engineering, veterinary nursing and dog grooming.

Pro Baristas

Apprenticeships for 16-24 year olds, offering a year of training and coffee theory with a paid full-time job placement. Students train one day per week while working in local coffee businesses for the rest of the week.

Rewards Hair Academy

Apprenticeships for hairdressing, barbering, customer service and warehousing, based in Brighton.

Skills training UK

National Apprenticeships training, offering apprenticeships in Manufacturing, Aerospace, IT and Digital, Materials Testing, NHS Trusts, Transport and Logistics, Pharmaceuticals and other industries.

Smart Training and Recruitment

Training provider delivering apprenticeships and traineeships programmes throughout the UK.

Swim UK

Apprenticeships in swimming teaching, customer service, personal training, fitness instruction, leisure operations and leisure management.

Tempus Training

Apprenticeships in Customer service (Level 2), Business Admin (Level 3), and Team Leader (Level 3).

The Apprenticeship Guide

Thorough guide to apprenticeships in England.

Tungsten Training

Apprenticeships in Electrical, Plumbing and Gas (Level 3).

YMCA DownsLink

Offers apprenticeships in a number of specialist areas, including catering, sports leadership, early years and play-work.


Heathercroft Training academy

An independent training provider offering traineeships and apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds, and for over 18s.

Pro Baristas

10 week traineeships, offering training and work experience as an introduction to speciality coffee.

Skills training UK

100 hour work placements in retail, business, hospitality, warehousing and more.

Smart Training and Recruitment

Training provider delivering apprenticeships and traineeships programmes throughout the UK.

UK Unsigned

Traineeship and work placement programme for 16-19 year olds, offering paid work placements and qualifications in Event Organisation, Marketing & Promotion, Customer Services &Hospitality, Live Event & Music Production, as well as Employability and Administration Skills, Maths, and English.

Whitehawk Inn Brighton (BHT)

Traineeships options include Airport Ground Operations, Childcare, Business Administration, Classroom Assistant, Health & Social Care, and Tourism. Classes with a maximum of six people.

Whitehead Ross Education and Consulting

Training courses and 16-week traineeships for 16-24 year olds in Childcare, Business Finance, Business Administration, Airport Ground Operations, Health and Social Care, Travel and Tourism, and Support Work in Schools.


Aldingbourne Trust – West Sussex

Training and learning for people with learning disabilities or autism, looking to improve and increase their skills through on the job training, work experience and tailored action planning.

Camelia Botnar Foundation

Residential training and work experience for 16 to 19 year olds.


Education, training and volunteering opportunities for 14-26 year olds.

Little Gate Farm

Provides people with learning disabilities with pathways to employment or other volunteering opportunities in the wider community. Gain work experience whilst looking after the farm, caring for animals and working on our horticulture project.

Princes Trust Team Programme at Brighton MET

Free 12 week employability course for 16-25 year olds.

Pro Baristas

Four day Barista Foundations course, taster sessions, and Bloom: a regular coffee drop-in where you can learn and improve your skills in a more informal environment.

Resurgo Spear

Free six-week training programme for 16-24 year olds, plus a year of one-to-one coaching.

Skills Development and Employment Pathway (SDEP) – East Sussex

12 month programme that supports people with a learning disability to improve and build upon skills to increase their independence and move towards voluntary or employment opportunities.

YMCA DownsLink

Study Programmes offer learners aged 16-18 (or 19+ with an EHC plan) training and work experience in industries such as forestry, horticulture, catering, hospitality and more. Available in Brighton & Hove, Hastings, Horsham and Guildford.

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