Choose your next step with The Princes Trust

Looking for work? FREE courses in your area:

Team Programme – January – Southend, Basildon,Thurrock, Tendring
Age 16 – 25 and not in employment or education?
Team is a 12 week personal development programme – undertake work experience, community project, residential and qualifications. Build your skills and confidence!
Tendring – contact: Sharon – [email protected]


Get Started with Football – February – Southend United
Want to build your sport and coaching skills? Age 16 – 25 and not in full time employment or education? One week course to gain your FA Level 1 Coaching qualification!
Taster Day: 13th February. Programme: 18th to 22nd February
Contact: Claire – [email protected] or 07984 005934


Explore Enterprise Programme – Southend and Tendring / Colchester
Got a business idea? Age 18 – 30 and not in full time employment or education? Find out if self-employment is for you! A two day course with mentoring and financial support.
Harwich РInfo session: 13th February.  Course: 27th / 28th February.
Contact: Ingrid – [email protected] or 07903 875845


Get into Lifeguarding – Colchester – March
Looking for a career in leisure? Age 18 – 30 and not in full time employment or education? Join our two week programme to gain your NPLQ Lifeguarding Qualification and skills to work in the leisure industry! Delivered with Colchester Leisureworld.
Taster Day: 27th February. Programme: 4th to 15th March.
Contact: Richard – [email protected] or 07919 352491


Future Get into Programmes:
Get into Retail with M&S – Chelmsford, Clacton, Walton – February/March
Contact: Ingrid – [email protected] or 07903 875845
Get into Healthcare – Chelmsford – March
Contact: Richard – [email protected] or 07919 352491


Need Help? Got Any Questions? [email protected]

Freephone 0800 8815115

Childline is a free, private and confidential, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years.
Call 0800 1111 or visit

NHS advice
If you are feeling unwell and need a telephone health assessment, please call the NHS service free of charge from any phone.
Call 111 or visit

A multi-award winning cyberbullying non-profit support organisation for young people experienced cyberbullying.
Call 0845 6887277 or visit

To offer a listening service for those going through a personal crisis and want to talk about their despair or suicidal feelings.
Call 0845 790 9090 (24 hours) or visit

Crisis Helpline
Emergency support team covering Colchester & Tendring.
Mental health and Wellbeing.
Call 0845 038 0800 (24 hours)