North Essex Opportunities
Please contact your adviser Lisa Judge or our team on 0800 707 6384 if you are not in education, employment or training and need support with referrals.
1:1 Drop-In Sessions
If you would like to drop-in for a careers chat with Lisa, her next session is TBC.
At: Essex House, 200 The Crescent, Colchester, CO4 9YQ - (Please note the building will be closed 12pm to 1pm).
MPCT Military Academies
Take a next step to a career on the Armed Forces. Opening in Colchester at the Army Reserve Centre for 16+.
No fixed start dates - No qualifications required for entry - Bursary (for those eligible).
- ETCAL Level 2 in Preparation for Military Service
- NCFE Level 3 Certificate for Entry to Uniformed Services
- Functional Skills - Entry Level 1 to Level 2 English and Maths
They have a prospectus on their website for further information.
North-East Essex Health & Wellbeing Alliance
Health and Social Care employment opportunities for 16-30 year olds - Information Flyer
- 350 careers - not just doctors & nurses
- Ongoing learning support
- Good future prospects
- Taster days available
Please contact Sandra James - firstname.lastname@example.org
CSCS Card funding available for 1 week online training and test.
Contact: Nicola Barnes on 07549035584 or email nicola.barnes@ixionholdings
Out There Wilderness Academy - In small groups students engage in hands-on activities that challenge their minds, develop their social skills, and feed their emotional needs. The programme designed for 13-15 years old to come to our site (Chatham Green, CM3 3FE) for 1 day a week for 6 weeks.
Next programme starts: 07 June 2023
- Functional Skills Maths and English courses for 16-17 and 18+, as well as other courses.
- CSCS Card course. Free training, just £36 payment for card required.
Apprenticeship Hub (Essex County Council)
This is a new service which is available to 16-25 year olds living in Tendring (but currently not elsewhere in North Essex). They can offer a bit more support in matching young people with employers that want to recruit young people locally. If it feels like you don’t know where to start or have applied for Apprenticeships in the past but think you need help with your CV or preparing for an interview our Advisers can help.
Contact: 0333 032 2591 or email email@example.com
Year 11 Taster Days
Explore the training centres and meet the team to learn more about GCSE resits, apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships and fully funded courses on offer. Book your place.
Nova Training, 30 Oxford Road, Clacton-On Sea, CO15 3TB.
15 June 2023 - 1am -12pm
13 July 2023 - 10am -12pm
Nova Training, 50 Manor Road, Colchester, CO3 3LX
21 June 2023 - 10am - 12pm
13 July 2023 - 10am - 12pm
Wheels for All
Come and enjoy our cycling taster day - cycles to match every need - Free event.
Tuesday 13 June - 11am - 6pm
Lighthouse Sport & Social Hub, Dovercourt, CO12 3ST
Get in touch with Julie to book on or for more information: 07719073532 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EXTRA - Support for Families in Jaywick - Courses and Workshops
Mindfulness – 6 Weeks
Jaywick Community Resource Centre – Wednesday 7th June – 10am-12pm.
Developing Resilience – 4 Weeks
To support parents of children with SEND and/or emotional difficulties.
Jaywick Community Resource Centre –Friday 30th June - 10am-1:30pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Jaywick Community Resource Centre – Mondays 5th June – 10am – 2pm
Jaywick Community Resource Centre – Start date TBC - Thursdays – 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Via zoom - Monday 3rd July 10:00am – 12:00pm
Your Sensory Child
Walton on the Naze Primary School - Monday 12th June 2023 10am - 12.30pm
Coping with defiant behaviour (Leaflet to follow)
Jaywick Community Resource Centre – Monday 10th July 2023 – 10.30am – 12.30pm
Emotional regulation (Leaflet to follow)
Jaywick Community Resource Centre – Monday 26th June 2023 – 10.30am – 12.30pm
If you are thinking about further education or an apprenticeship, then I recommend that you attend some of the upcoming open events and apply now to avoid disappointment with late applications. Please see links below to local colleges:
- Colchester Institute
- The Sixth Form College - Colchester
- Sigma Sixth - Colchester
- Suffolk Rural - Suffolk New College
- Chelmsford College - next open event: 19 June
Apprenticeships of the Week
|Bricklayer Apprentice||Cadman Construction Limited||Colchester||Level 2||£14,844.96 per annum||Closing: 16 Jun 2023|
|Carpentry Apprentice||Cadman Construction Limited||Colchester||Level 2||£14,844.96 per annum||Closing: 16 Jun 2023|
|Finance Assistant Apprentice||Brennan Ltd||Colchester||Level 2||£10,298 per annum||Closing: 16 Jun 20023|
|Business Administrator Apprentice||Brennan Ltd||Colchester||Level 3||£10,298 per annum||Closing: 16 Jun 2023|
|Apprentice Construction Machinery Mechanic||Sunbelt Rentals||Colchester||Level 2||£14,000 per annum||Closing:15 Jun 2023|
|Trade Supplier Apprentice||Silverton Builders Merchants||Colchester||Level 2||£10,707.84 to £21,131.76 per annum||Closing: 18 Jun 2023|
|Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship||East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust||Colchester||Level 2||£22,383 per annum||Closing: 25 Jul 2023|
|Digital Marketing Apprenticeship||KAT Marketing||Colchester||Level 3||£10,982.40 per annum||Closing: 16 Jun 2023|
|Childcare Apprentice||Busy Bees||Colchester||Level 3||£11,830 per annum||Closing: 30 Jun 2023|
|Engineer Apprentice||Comfort Services Group Limited||Colchester||Level 3||£10,982.40 per annum||Closing: 01 Aug 2023|
|Dental Nurse Apprenticeship||Portman Healthcare||Colchester||Level 3||£10,983.40 per annum||Closing: 20 Jun 2023|
|Block Paving Apprentice (Groundworks)||Tolly Paving Ltd||Colchester||Level 2||£17,680 per annum||Closing: 30 Jul 2023|
|Ford Light Vehicle Apprentice||Lookers PLC||Colchester||Level 3||£10,982.40 per annum||Closing: 30 Jul 2023|
|Student Services Apprentice||University of Essex||Colchester||Level 3||£20,578 per annum||Closing: 16 Jun 2023|
|Audi Customer Service Assistant Apprentice||Beadles Group Limited||Colchester||Level 2||£10,982.40 per annum||Closing: 13 Jul 2023|
|Audi Service Technician/Mechanic Apprentice||Beadles Group Limited||Colchester||Level 3||£10,982.40 per annum||Closing 13 Jul 2023|
|Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Service Technician/Mechanic Apprentice||Beadles Group Limited||Colchester||Level 3||£10,982.40 per annum||Closing: 13 Jul 2023|
|Vehicle Panel Technician||Balgores Motors Limited||Colchester||Level 3||£10,982.40 per annum||Closing: 15 Jun 2023|
|Apprentice Vehicle Mechanical, electrical & Trim (MET) Technician||Balgores Motors Limited||Colchester||Level 3||£10,982.40 per annum||Closing: 15 Jun 2023|
|Compliance Administrator Apprentice||Build Skill-Plus Ltd||Colchester||Level 3||£9,609.60 per annum||Closing: 16 Jun 2023|
|Surgery Administrator Apprentice||East Hill Surgery||Colchester||Level 3||£11,159.20 per annum||Closing: 16 Jun 2023|
|Surgery Receptionist Apprentice||East Hill Surgery||Colchester||Level 2||£11,159.20 per annum||Closing: 16 Jun 2023|
|Accounts Admin Apprentice||Trinity (Estates) Property Management Ltd||Colchester||Level TBC||£10,010 per annum||Closing: No details|
|Junior Finance Administrator||Trinity (Estates) Property Management Ltd||Colchester||Level TBC||£10,725 per annum||Closing: No details|
|ASK Italian Senior Production Chef||ASK Italian||Colchester||Level 3||£17,004 per annum||Closing: 30 Jun 2023|
|Carpentry Apprentice||P.G.M. Carpentry Contractors Ltd||Colchester||Level 2||£11,440 per annum||Closing: 26 Jun 2023|
|Kitchen Apprentice||Mercury Theatre||Colchester||Level 2||£14,508 per annum||Closing: 9 Jun 2023|
|Learning Support Assistant Apprentice||St Benedicts College||Colchester||Level 3||£10,035 per annum||Closing: 27 Jun 2023|
|Apprentice Property Administrator||Belvoir||Colchester||Level 3||£10,982.40 per annum||Closing: 30 Jun 2023|
|Apprentice Highways Operative||Carnell Group Holdings Limited||Colchester||Level 2||£18,200 per annum||Closing: 30 Jun 2023|
|Booking Co-ordinator / Office Administrator Apprentice||PHS Engineers Limited||Great Horkesley||Level 3||£10,400 per annum||Closing:30 Jun 2023|
|Apprentice Bus and Coach Technician||Hedingham & District Omnibuses Ltd||Clacton||Level 3||£10,982.40 per annum||Closing: 7 Jul 2023|
|Property Services Apprentice||Customer Service||Tendring District Council||Level 2||£10,158.72 per annum||Closing: 18 Jun 2023|
|Apprentice Propeller Cell Operative||Tridan Engineering Ltd||Clacton||Level 3||£14,196 per annum||Closing: 28 Jul 2023|
|Apprentice CNC Turning - Setter / Operator||Tridan Engineering Ltd||Clacton||Level 3||£14,196 per annum||Closing: 28 Jul 2023|
|Apprentice Conventional Machinist||Tridan Engineering Ltd||Clacton||Level 3||£14,196 per annum||Closing; 28 Jul 2023|
|Apprentice CNC Milling Setter / Operator||Tridan Engineering Ltd||Clacton||Level 3||£14,196 per annum||Closing: 28 Jul 2023|
|Pharmacy Assistant Apprenticeship||GM Graham Pharmacies Ltd||Frinton||Level 2||£10,982.40 per annum||Closing: 25 Jun 2023|
|Landscape and Garden Design Apprentice||Mr David Vennell||Clacton||Level 2||£15,600 per annum||Closing; 11 Jun 2023|
|Chef Apprenticeship||Robin Hood||Clacton||Level 2||£11,684 per annum||Closing: 26 Jun 2023|
|Sports Coach Apprenticeship||Premier Sports Coach Solutions||Clacton||Level 3||£8,580 per annum||Closing 31 Jul 2023|
Please see our apprenticeships page for information and resources to support you in your search.
Jobs and Volunteering
Please see our jobs and volunteering page for resources to support you in your search.
* Opportunities on this page were last updated on 06/06/23. Next update due 12/06/23.