About


Job Shop is a service provided by Sussex Downs College enabling employers to promote job openings and work experience opportunities to existing and former students of all ages.

The Job Shop provides quick and easy access to the College’s on-line community through the in-house intranet, Facebook and Twitter, as well as Moodle and Blackboard (the systems used to access course work).

We are keen to hear from employers from across Sussex, who have full and part time, permanent and temporary positions, plus apprenticeships, or who can offer work experience and voluntary work opportunities.

Sussex Downs College is the largest provider of further education in Sussex and offers students a wide range of academic and vocational choices. Vocational courses include Business, Retail, IT, Childcare and Health and Social Care, Sport, Hairdressing and Beauty, Hospitality and Catering, Travel and Tourism, Art, Design, Media, Construction, Engineering, Manufacturing and Motor Vehicle Engineering, with an additional 40 different subjects available at A Level.

We are working hard to assist people of all ages, both school age and those returning to employment, in developing the aptitude, skills and abilities they need to contribute to the local economy, as well as their own economic well being.

This particular service has been set up in direct response to increasing requests from local organisations to make students aware of vacancies. As work placements have become an essential part of many courses, supporting employers have realised the positive contributions that young people can make to their businesses. As well as enthusiasm and energy, they can also offer a fresh prospective, up to date skills and the latest thinking. We will be extending the Job Shop service to individuals who are returning to work after extended absence, or who find themselves having to change career after redundancy.

Submit your vacancy here.

For further information please contact us 030 300 39474 or email employertraining@sussexdowns.ac.uk



Employer Feedback

"Got a volunteer already! From your site! Within minutes! Brilliant!"
Henry Young, South Area Libraries, East Sussex County Council

"Your posting of my vacancy was on Job Shop highly successful, and the position has now been filled by one of the students. Thanking you most sincerely for your help."
 Jacqueline Elsey, The Runaway Café, Lewes


"Job Shop was the only place we promoted our position for an Office Administrator, and quickly found a good candidate. A very efficient service."
Mr Cannon, A Cannon Ltd, Newhaven

"Job Shop is a very good service. Sussex Downs College staff are very attentive, always providing follow up. The candidates applying to us have been of the right calibre, age and experience, and shown themselves to hard working and professional."
Mike O’Rourke, Deputy Catering Manager, Bluebell Railway

"Massive thank you to the @JobShopSussex for thinking of us again & for helping us find another digital genius :)"
@whitelabelseos

"We’ve already had 3 responses within minutes of our vacancies going live so that’s fantastic! A great service!" - Lizzie Mole, Recruitment Coordinator, King & McGaw

"We expect only the highest standards from our staff, supporting them with training to meet our exacting levels of service. The Job Shop and Sussex Downs College have delivered an excellent range of candidates and we have been able to recruit a high number of students from the College for our forthcoming season.”
Chris Sullivan, Leith’s at Glyndebourne

"Job Shop is great- a brilliant way of recruiting local people and students."
Lynsey Best, Conference and Events Manager, Pelham House

"As a small media business located in rural East Sussex it can often be a challenge to find the right people to join our team. When a Digital Marketing vacancy arose we decided to contact a local college delivering relevant courses to see how they could help. We were really impressed by the enthusiasm and professionalism of the Job Shop and their prompt response led to us appointing a former student. It is great to be able to give an opportunity to a young, talented individual and we thank Lee StClair and all the team at the Job Shop for their great work."
Rob Coyle, Director, Lattitude Productions Ltd

"Putting a vacancy on to the JobShop was really easy and as the ad went ‘live’ quite quickly we received applications straight away. The candidates that applied met our criteria and we employed a JobShop applicant within 10 days of posting the ad. An excellent service I would be happy to use again."
Nicola Walker, Director, Cavendish Communications

“I tried other sources to recruit and had no luck. I contacted Job Shop and had someone within 24 hours. I will certainly use this service again.”
Guy Peach, Director, Hedley Visick Ltd