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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.

New Opportunities

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 -


CSCS Card funding available for 1 week online training and test.

Contact: Nicola Barnes on 07549035584 or email nicola.barnes@ixionholdings

Wilderness Foundation
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

Blossom Women's Project - Free nature-based group therapy programme to empower survivors and witnesses of domestic abuse to learn strategies for self-care and to learn to cope with their past experiences in a healthy way.
1 day a week for 10 week at Chatham Green site.
Next programme starts: 18 April 2023. Deadline for placements 03 April 2023. 
Contact: Jodie Burnett on

The Learning Shop

  • 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.

College Applications

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:


Jobs and Volunteering

Please see our jobs and volunteering page for resources to support you in your search.