Employability and Skills Team

The Employability and Skills Team at Essex County Council provides light-touch support to unemployed 16 to 18 year olds that are ready to move into employment, education, or training

The team supports unemployed young people to apply for:
• apprenticeships
• jobs
• college courses
• volunteering opportunities with accredited training

The team also provide support with:
• job search and personal marketing techniques
• CV and letter writing
• interview techniques
• advice on how to access the hidden job market
• introductions to training providers and referral into study programs
• registering eligible 16 to 17 year olds for Extension to Child Benefit claims, including advice for parents and carers
• regular vacancy bulletins containing local employment, apprenticeship, and training opportunities
• referrals to other agencies and sources of support as and when appropriate


Who the service provides for

The service is for 16 to 18 year olds that are unemployed and ready to move into employment, education, or training.


Hours of operation

Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 4.30pm


Phone number

0800 707 6384

Operational locations

  • Essex