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West Essex Opportunities

Please contact your adviser 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? 2024 Provision Guide - West Essex.

New Opportunities

Stansted Airport Academy

Exploring the Aviation Industry Course
You may wish to boost the chances of employment at Stansted Airport by attending their 10 day NCFE Level 1 in Exploring the Aviation Industry course. This pre-employment programme provides an insight into the aviation industry and aims to develop your knowledge of airline operations and aviation operations on the ground.  The course will be delivered by virtual Classroom and face to face at the Academy.

Course start dates: 29 April, 10 June, 1 July

Learning Curve 
Hairdressing and Barbering NVQ Level 2 Study Programme - Loughton

This is a part-time course that will be taught one day a week in the academy, and one day a week at home. It will include practical hairdressing units, as well as employability skills. There are no minimum grades or previous experience required. Immediate start!

Hairdressing and Beauty NVQ Level 1 Study Programme - Loughton

  • 1 Year course
  • 1 day per week hairdressing - 1 day per week beauty - 1 day per week functional skills
  • Enrolment all year round
  • Enrolment sessions every Monday and Friday at 10am for anyone interested to come in for a chat and look around

Contact our team for a referral: 0800 707 6384

Shaw Trust
Care and Construction Academies
Through the Academies learners can receive careers planning and guidance support, Health and Social Care or Construction specific training, opportunities to gain work experience, on the job training and wellbeing support to help learners overcome any barriers that prevent them from training and/or gaining employment.

Contact: Care Academy / Construction Academy:

Free Career mentoring for Harlow residents 18+.

Users can find mentors to support them with CV writing, interview preparation, sector insights and settling into a new role. The platform will provide guidance and templates for engaging with one of their 100+ mentors, meaning no experience is necessary.


College Applications

If you are thinking about further education or an apprenticeship, then we recommend attending an upcoming open day. Please see links below to local colleges, you may need to book your place in advance:

Apprenticeship Vacancies 

Estimating and Sales Business Apprentice MDA Contracts Ltd Woodside Level 3 £10,982.40 per annum Closing: 5 May 2024
Business Administration Apprentice Protech Site Services Ltd Waltham Abbey Level 3  £9,609.60 per annum Closing: 28 May 2024
Electrical/Mechanical Fitter Engineer Apprentice Powerserve UK Limited Harlow Level 3 £9,646 per annum Closing: 05 May 2024
Early Years Apprenticeship  Busy Bees  Harlow Level 3 £11,830 per annum Closing: 30 Sep 2024
Kia Light Vehicle Apprentice F.J Chalke Limited Harlow Level 3  £11,000 per annum Closing: 20 Jun 2024
Construction Management Apprenticeship Higgins Partnerships Loughton Level 4 £19,000 per annum Closing: TBC
Dental Nurse Apprentice Hawthorn Dental Practice Ltd Epping Level 3 £10,982.40 per annum Closing: 30 May 2024
Hairdressing  HOB Salons Epping Level 2 £10,982.40 per annum Closing: 30 Aug 2024
Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Dentex Clinical Limited Saffron Walden Level 3 £10,982.40 per annum Closing: 10 May 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 17/04/24. Next update due 02/05/24.