Work, Learning & Volunteering


The SCDA Employability Team provide information, advice, guidance and practical support to individuals and businesses about learning, work and volunteering. We also offer a full recruitment service throughout East Sussex and surrounding areas. If you are a business looking for new employees then we can help you.

Work Programme

The Work Programme was launched across Great Britain in June 2011 and SCDA works with both Prime contractors G4S and People Plus throughout East Sussex to deliver this service. We provide intensive, personalised support for people who are long term unemployed or at most risk of becoming so. Work Programme participants have the opportunity to take part in learning and skills development. In the current jobs market this helps in finding sustainable employment. The Programme provides this support for up to two years then further in-work support is available once participants have found work.

Claimant eligibility for the Work Programme is set by the Department for Work and Pensions and managed by Job Centre Plus. Contact your local Jobcentre, your client advisor or call 01273 516347 to find out more.

Useful links: (for volunteering opportunities) (SCDA Employability FaceBook page)

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Voluntary Work Experience

SCDA are able to offer voluntary work experience placements with various companies to meet all sectors of work. These placements last between 2 and 4 weeks and are arranged to suit each individual’s needs. A placement work book ensures both client and manager know what is expected of them. Placements and work trials are offered to clients as part of an action plan to help achieve work goals.

Self employment

Have you ever thought about self employment?

Click on the link to watch a short video about some of the ways SCDA can help you.


Policy for comments and complaints

SCDA welcomes feedback and has a policy for comments, compliments and complaints here Comments Compliments and Complaints