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Moving-hand We interviewed local employers about employability skills - find out what they told usCoastal West Sussex is one of the most beautiful and prosperous areas in South East England and is already home to a large number of significant businesses across a broad range of industrial sectors.

Adur & Worthing and Arun & Chichester are all part of  the Coastal West Sussex area, extending over a range of towns and villages in the county of West Sussex.  Coastal West Sussex complements two other key business areas in West Sussex: The Gatwick Diamond and Rural West Sussex.

The businesses based in this coastal area perform a number of activities, serving residents, students, visiting tourists and other businesses.  We looked at some of the main sectors that are growing in this area and the businesses that exist in these sectors locally.

Every employer we interviewed stressed the importance of good grades in Maths and English at GCSE level as a minimum requirement to get a job or apprenticeship in any sector.

Not sure what sector you’ll like to work in?  Perhaps you should take a little quiz!  We found a great one here….. ‘Whose Crew Are You?

The growing industries in the Coastal West Sussex are:

Sector Jobs advertised in this sector in the last 90 days (Dec ’14)
 Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering  264
 Construction  327
 Creative, Digital & IT  284
 Environmental Technologies (including renewable energies)


 Financial & Business Services  311
 Food Production  102
 Health & Life Sciences (including bioscience & medical devices)  90
 Health & Social Care  538
 Horticulture  36
 Retail  240
 Sport & Leisure  55
 Start Ups & Entrepreneurs  N/A
 Visitor Economy (including Hospitality, Catering & Tourism)  219
Stamp images: Carved Man by Lewis, Highdown by Joe, Worthing landscape Kevin, Arundel by Megan, Barn owl ©Darin SmithSussex Wildlife Trust.