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Opportunities Across the County

Jump into Work - Online Construction Programme

  • 12 week programme
  • Gain real life work experience in construction
  • Five year CSCS Green Card
  • Employability session to help you prepare for work and build your CV
  • Work placement in your chosen sector with a local employer
  • Training allowance of £5 per day 

2024 Start Dates: 4 March, 20 May

Jump into Work - Online Short Skills Programme

  • 12 week programme
  • Employability session to help you prepare for work and build your CV
  • Improve your English and Maths skills
  • Work placement in your chosen sector with a local employer
  • Boost your confidence, self-belief and independence
  • Training allowance of £5 per day 

2024 Start Dates: 4 March , 1 April

Ixion will be holding Jump into Work information sessions every Thursday for parents, carers and young people to find out more about courses and ask questions. To sign up for the next session please call Bimpe Adebanjo on 07894980672.

Creative Sport & Leisure

The Future Skills Programme is for anyone aged 16-18, or up to 25 if you have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) in Colchester, Harlow, Tendring or Basildon, and will last the duration of 6 months, on the programme you will learn all the essential skills to start your dream career in Sport and Physical Activity.

The programme will offer classroom-based learning alongside work experience with businesses in the local area. Learners will be timetabled between 9am-5pm for 22.5 hours a week (e.g. 3 days a week, 7.5 hours each day).  The qualifications that can be gained throughout this programme are detailed below:

  • Level 1 Award in Active, Healthy Living Qualification
  • English and Maths Functional Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • You will also have the opportunity to complete work experience at an employer of your choice.

Enrolment Date: Ongoing
For more information contact:

The Prince’s Trust Essex
Get free support to develop the skills and confidence you need to find a job or start a business.

Wilderness Foundation
Young people ages 15–21 who struggle with their mental health, family, social, and personal problems find a new way of living through the Wilderness Foundation’s flagship project “The TurnAround Project”. 

TurnAround is a structured nine month long self-development and employability project for young people aged from 15 to 21 years old. The aim is to enable each young people to make positive change to their lives using nature as a catalyst. They support each young person with their own individual needs which is what makes the project a success.

Contact: Mark O'Sullivan-

ACL Apprenticeships
Offering apprenticeships across Essex for 16 to 18 year olds in a number of sectors.

  • Business School
  • Early Years & Education
  • Health, Science & Care
  • IT & Digital

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service Recruitment
We will be opening our wholetime applications again in Spring. Apply to be a wholetime firefighter.

Ford Apprenticeship Programme
The 2024 Advanced Engineering (Level 3) Apprenticeship Campaign is Now Open! Find out more information about apprenticeship opportunities!

Essex County Council  - Talent Pool
The Talent Pool is a free and quick sign up page for individuals to view what vacancies are available to them as well as being able to get matched to roles we have here at the Council. Recruiters will find their profiles and CV’S and based on what is included, they can be matched with the “Perfect” role for them.

Spingpod host a number of virtual work experience programmes within various sectors. Sign up for programme dates or view on demand to explore careers with industry professionals. Certificates on completion.



Stansted Airport Jobs Fair
Do you want to land a career at London Stansted Airport?

  • Learn more about the enormous range of rewarding opportunities at all levels.
  • Engage directly with employers and find out what they are looking for from applicants to boost your chances of securing employment at the airport.
  • Our staff Travelcard will save you up to 80% on public transport to the airport.

For further information about the jobs fair please email

When: 7 March 2024 - 10am till 2pm
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted, CM24 1PP


The Essex Local Offer
Advice for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Do you have a young person who is looking for positive next steps in their life? The Essex Local Offer can help young people find the right type of training and work. The website includes information on supported internships, employment and accessible apprenticeships.

Essex Frontline
Frontline is a community project. It helps frontline workers and the public to quickly find details on local health and wellbeing services and to contact services through call back and referral options.

Autism Central
The Autism Central Peer Education Programme offers families and carers of autistic people high-quality and easily accessible autism education, training, and support. Support is provided by parents of carers of autistic people who are happy to share their knowledge and experience with others. Request for support

Active Essex - Cost of Living Support
We know people are worried about rising costs and may be struggling. This document outlines a range of services, resources and additional information to help the county during this difficult time.

Shaw Trust - WHP Pioneer
Carve out your future in the world of work with WHP Pioneer. We will help you to find employment that aligns with your skills and interests and provide you with the support you need to succeed. You must be aged 18+.

Warm Spaces
All across Essex we believe you’ll not be far from one of the many warm spaces open this year should you be in need of company, a hot drink or just a safe and friendly space to warm up! To find your nearest location visit:

Essex Wellbeing Service

Warm Welcome Spaces

* Opportunities on this page were last updated on 14/02/24. Next update due 29/02/24

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