Careers Advice

Deciding on a career path or finding a job isn’t always easy – you may not yet know exactly where you want to be.  There are a number of things that you can do to help you make the best decision for you.  What are your strengths?  What interests you and what do you find exciting?  It also helps to know what you definitely don’t want to do!  What would you be happy doing for the next few years, or even the rest of your working life?

The pop-outs below will help you whatever stage you are at – whether you are ready to apply for a job or need help with your CV, or if you are at school or college and just starting to think about your working life.

Adult Community Learning
Camp America
Employability and Skills Team
HeadsUp – Helping you back to work
Lady Magazine
National Careers Service
Universal Jobmatch


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)