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South Essex Opportunities

Please contact your adviser Maria Power or Peter O'Loughlin, or our team on 0800 707 6384 if you are not in education, employment or training and need support with referrals.

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
  • Construction multi-skills
  • Employability
  • Health & social care
  • Independent living
  • Motor vehicle
  • Nail and beauty
  • Route to employment programme (Traineeships)

Please see flyer for further details.
Contact: 01923 698452 or

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 to move on to your next destination.
The Youth Service programme is a 12-week traineeship which runs 3 days a week.

Find out more or apply on the Plan B Traineeship page.
Next Course Starts in Basildon on 15 May 2023.

Provide construction opportunities for young people 16-24 across South Essex. SECTA is a government-funded training academy that is working to boost construction skills across multiple academies in South Essex. From careers advice and employability to hands-on training and real-world experience, we create action plans tailored to each individual’s aspirations and support needs. Study and test for CSCS Card in one week!



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.