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Essex County Council Employability & Skills Team

If you are aged 16 – 18 (or aged 19 – 24 with Special Education Needs), live in Essex and are looking for a job, education or training, you can contact Essex County Council’s Employability & Skills Team to discuss the options that are available to you.

What we do...

Our team of highly trained, experienced and friendly Advisers have access to opportunities in your area and can assist you with planning your next steps. We support young people into Apprenticeships, Jobs, College, Short Training Courses and Volunteering.


Our role can also involve supporting you with personal marketing skills such as interview techniques, CV and letter writing, developing confidence and advice on how to access the hidden job market.


The team mainly provide information over the telephone, via email, facebook or text alerts, but face to face appointments may be available if required.


So, if you would like to find out more, please contact us on the details below.



Contact Us

Basildon, Brentwood, Rayleigh and Rochford

Chelmsford, Braintree, Witham and Maldon

Colchester, Clacton and Harwich

Harlow, Epping and Uttlesford

Interested in Health & Social Care?

If you are 16 - 19 and looking for a career in Health and Social Care, you can contact Essex County Council’s Health and Social Care Information, Advice and Guidance Team (IAG).


Contact us:

E: IAG.Socialcare@essex.gov.uk

T: 03330 322 959

Keep in contact

Get online to let us know what you are up to and get some support...

If you are aged 16 – 18 (or aged 19 – 24 with Special Education Needs), live in Essex and have recently had a change in your current education, employment or training situation, then please update ECC by following this link and a member of the team can offer support whilst updating your record: http://surveys.essexinsight.org.uk/KeepInContact

A few of our achievements...

  • The team completed 1100 placements in 2017 – 18.
  • We placed 961 individual young people, 139 young people were placed twice or more
  • Since the team started in 2011, we have now placed over 9500 young people into Education, Employment or Training opportunities and are closing in on the 10000 mark!!!
Young man
How I was helped

“The team offered me advice and helped me to amend my CV, they gave me interview tips and encouraged me. I received contact every day asking me how I was getting on and they kept me updated with the recruitment process.” Danielle - aged 18

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