It is natural to want to earn money, but you also need to gain qualifications in order to get on in your chosen career. To get a job you need experience and to get experience you need a job. Thousands of young people have been in the same situation and they have chosen Work Based Learning and Work Based Learning means just that, work for an organisation, earn money and learn!

Opportunities & Support

Applying for vacancies
Career Track
Citizens Advice
Colchester Institute
Essex County Council’s Employability and Skills Team


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)