Championing the need to raise the quality of jobs and the skills level of the local people

The Coastal West Sussex area will need to raise the quality of its jobs and the skills level of its local population if it is to broaden and strenghen its economic base.

The Coastal West Sussex Partnership is encouraging business leaders to work collaboratively and build connections with schools, Further Education and Higher Education institutions to develop relevant education and skills programmes and employment pathways for young people and adults to meet the needs of the economy.

Distribution of Jobs in Coastal West Sussex (2014)

Employment is not equally distributed within Coastal West Sussex. There is a much high concentration of jobs in Chichester and a low concentration of jobs in both Adur and Arun.

  • Adur 11.3% 11.3%
  • Arun 24.9% 24.9%
  • Chichester 36.4% 36.4%
  • Worthing 27.4% 27.4%

*Experian / Nathanial Lichfield & Partners

Learning Resource Centre at the University of Chichester (Bognor Regis Campus), part of a multimillion pound investement into the Bognor Regis Campus.

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Skills for the Workforce

Find out more about the work across Sussex which is encouraging STEM subjects into Schools. Coastal STEMfest is a vibrant celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths STEM, inspiring the inventors, creators and scientists of the future.

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CWS Jobs

If you’re looking to work in the Coastal West Sussex area you can find up to date vacancies here at Love Local Jobs


Enterprise in Education

Low level of adult skills and concerns about the work readiness of young people are considered by many employers in CWS to be a barrier to growth.

There is a strong local focus on improving STEM skills, improving careers guidance and vocational pathways for young people and on improving enterprise education within schools and colleges.

Transitions from education into employment have become increasingly protracted and the world of work less predictable.

Technological changes, globalisation and growing demand from customers for personalised services have resulted in a greater demand for enterprising people, who are able to synthesise and use knowledge effectively, adapt quickly to new situations, engage with people from a range of backgrounds, and to think and act creatively and commercially.

Through the Enterprise Adviser Network, a small pilot is being delivered in Coastal West Sussex which aims to create a hub of schools focused on embedding careers and enterprise learning in the curriculum.

Being part of the pilot project, staff will develop co-coaching skills to enable them to support the development of others in their schools and to make the most of the opportunities available through the new Enterprise Adviser Network.  For more information about the pilot please contact Caroline Wood on

Enterprise in Education

A report by NAIRNE

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