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Plan B

Are you aged between 16 and 24 and not in college, work or training? If so, we can help you gain the skills you need for an apprenticeship or a job.

What is Plan B?

Plan B is a 10-week programme that maximises your potential and prepares you for the future. It runs three days a week and can be done at centres across Essex. During the programme you will get:

  • a work experience placement related to your preferred career
  • the opportunity to learn valuable work skills
  • a chance to refresh your English and maths
  • sessions that will help improve your self-esteem, motivation and the confidence to make decisions.

Gain qualifications

You will also be able to gain qualifications in:

  • City & Guilds Level 1 Unit 403 Employability Skills – which includes CV writing, job hunting and interview techniques
  • Maths and English
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate

Why you should do it

  • It's three days a week for just 10 weeks
  • You can do it at youth centres across Essex
  • 8 out of 10 people who do it go on to get a job or college place
  • We can also help with transport costs if needed

“Plan B helped me get back on track from not knowing what I wanted to do and made me realise I have people who can support me even after the course had finished.” Charlotte, Chelmsford Plan B

Our next courses

  • Chelmsford from September 2018
  • Basildon from September 2018
  • Harlow from September 2018
  • Colchester from September 2018

 

How to apply

We have courses running throughout the year. Contact us to find out about your nearest centre and latest start dates.

Email: youth.work@essex.gov.uk

Call: 033303 22800

  

“The difference it has made is now I am in College and employed because of Plan B and they also gave me more confidence in myself.” Yasmine, Chelmsford Plan B