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South Essex Opportunities

Please contact your adviser Sarah White or Aaron Wallis, or our team on 0800 707 6384 if you are not in education, employment or training and need support with referrals.

For an overview of the options for post-16 provision in your local area please view our What's Next? 2023 Provision Guide - South Essex.

New Opportunities

 

TCHC Group
GAPS is a study programme that helps young people to take control of their future. It is ideal for those not in employment, education or training (NEET), as it offers the opportunity to improve and gain Maths and English qualifications and gives young people the chance to gain confidence, practical work skills and work experience. Based in Basildon they offer programmes in the following sectors:

  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Health & Social Care
  • Construction Multi-skills
  • Employability & Independent Living
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Nail and Beauty

Please see 2023 Prospectus for further details.
Contact: 01923 698452 or basildon.gaps@tchc.net

Momentum Training - Falltricks Hairdressing Academy
Are offering a 9 month study programme in either Hairdressing or Barbering with the aim to convert into an apprenticeship around 12 weeks.

  • Level 1 in Hairdressing or Barbering
  • Opportunity to improve Maths and English if needed
  • Work placement up to 3 days a week
  • Training in the Romford Academy or salons in Chelmsford, Rayleigh, Brentwood, Billericay and Wickford
  • Funding available to help cover travel costs and lunch
  • Hairdressing or Barbering kit provided after 6 weeks

Please contact Billy Moore on 07950327277 or email billy@falltricksacademy.com

Apprenticeship Hub (Essex County Council)
This is a new service which is available to 16-25 year olds living in Basildon and Castle Point (but currently not elsewhere in South 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 apprenticeship.hub@essex.gov.uk 

Events

Basildon Advice Store - Apprenticeship Fair
This is a great chance to meet with a diverse mix of employers and training providers with a wide range of opportunities in careers such as engineering, beauty, business administration, care, education, and technology. You can book in advance, but drop=ins and passersby will be admitted if numbers allow.

When: Thursday 15 February - 3pm - 5pm

Creative Tech Fest - Basildon
For being inspired. For playing. For learning. Dive into the future of tech and creativity. Ignite your curiosity and unlock your potential with hands-on activities, workshops and inspiring talks. Don't miss out!

When: 8 - 23 February 2024

Southend Careers Fair
Southend Connexions are hosting their Annual Career Fair at The Forum.

When: Tuesday 5 March 2024

 

Support

Essex Youth Service Social Prescribers

Improving young people's health and wellbeing outcomes through youth work support and signposting based on the individual needs and priorities. Open to young people in Brentwood and Basildon aged 11 to 17 (see flyer for specific areas and criteria). 6 to 8 early intervention sessions offer support to engage with:

  • Positive activities
  • 1:1 work
  • Resilience building
  • Travel training
  • Working on coping strategies, and more!

Contact: Social.Prescriber@essex.gov.uk

Mind - Youthful Wellbeing Support (service for young adults aged 18-25)
Mind - Thurrock and Brentwood (Brentwood & Basildon)
Mind - South East and Central (Castle Point and Rochford)


NHS Talking Therapy
Vita Health Group deliver free talking therapies on behalf of the NHS in Basildon and Brentwood to people aged 16 years and over who can self-refer to the service. Read more and self-refer here or phone 01268 977171.


College Applications

If you are thinking about further education or an apprenticeship, then we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. Most open events have ended, but some providers are offering virtual tours. Please see links below to local colleges:

 

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Social Media Content Creator Apprenticeship Basildon Social Enterprise Wickford Level 3 TBC TBC
Business Administrator Apprenticeship The Mortgage Library Ltd Leigh-on-Sea Level 3 £9,609.60 per annum Closing: 23 Feb 2024
Apprentice Sales/Administrator Insurance XYZ Insurance Services Ltd Canvey Island Level 3 £12,000 per annum Closing: 16 Feb 2024
Sports Coach Apprenticeship Holloway Coaching Limited Romford Level 2 £7,789.60 per annum Closing: 31 Jan 2024
Business Marketing Apprenticeship Essex County Council Basildon Level 3 £10,187 to £20,104 per annum Closing: 20 Feb 2024
Software Apprenticeship Leonardo MW Ltd Basildon Level 3 £17,000 per annum Closing: 01 May 2024
Apprentice Manufacturing Technician  Leonardo MW Ltd Basildon Level 3 £17,000 per annum Closing: 01 May 2024
Pharmacy Assistant Apprenticeship SACH Chemist Basildon Level 2 £8,236.80 per annum Closing: 18 Feb 2024
Sports Coach Apprenticeship Bright Boots Coaching Ltd Basildon Level 4 £7,644 per annum Closing: 31 Jan 2024
Nursery Apprentice First Steps Nursery (B&H) Ltd Basildon Level 3 £8,236.80 to £16,255.20 per annum Closing: 11 Mar 2024
Production Chef Apprentice Downham Hall Limited Downham Level 2 £8,236.80 to £16,255.20 per annum Closing: 16 Feb 2024
Hospitality Team Member Apprentice Downham Hall Limited Downham Level 2 £8,236.80 per annum Closing: 16 Feb 2024
Warehouse Apprenticeship Howden Joinery Limited Brentwood Level 2 £15,000 per annum Closing: 15 Feb 2024
Apprentice Business Developer Howden Joinery Limited Brentwood Level 2 £15,000 per annum Closing: 15 Feb 2024
Apprentice Travel Consultant  Hays Brentwood Level 3 competitive Closing: 17 May 2024
Optical Assistant Apprenticeship Specsavers  Brentwood Level 3 £14,625 per annum Closing: 26 Feb 2024
Apprentice Dental Nurse Herongate Dental Surgery Brentwood Level 3 £14,976 per annum Closing: 14 Mar 2024
Hairdressing Apprentice Camilles Hair Brentwood Level 2 £10,982.40 per annum Closing: 29 Feb 2024
IT Apprentice 3Gi Technology Limited Brentwood Level 3 £9,909.60 per annum Closing: 26 Feb 2024
Accounts Assistant Apprentice Daniel James Accountants Billericay Level 2 £17,000 - £19,000 per annum Closing: 16 Feb 2024
Accounts Assistant Apprentice Daniel James Accountants Billericay  Level 4 £24,000 - £227,000 per annum Closing: 16 Feb 2024
IT Apprenticeship Clear Thinking IT Limited Billericay Level 3 £10,296 per annum Closing: 19 Feb 2024
Dental Nurse Apprentice T4T Limited Billericay Level 3 £10,982.40 per annum Closing: 30 May 2024
Patient Liaison Apprentice Chapel Street Surgery Billericay Level 2 £8,236.80 per annum Closing: 29 Feb 2024

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 14/02/24. Next update due 29/02/24.