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

Applying for vacancies

Visit the Apprenticeships website to search and apply for Apprenticeship vacancies. At any one time there are thousands of jobs available in a variety of industry sectors across England. You can apply for as many as you like.

Find out how to apply for vacancies, including top tips for applying, on the Apprenticeships website.

Applying for Apprenticeships

Career Track

Career Track

Are you looking for employment … looking for training ….. would like to get some experience, obtain some qualifications, and get paid? Look no further, you can have all of this with Career Track.


Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice

The Citizens Advice Bureau helps ANYbody with ANY problem.  Our advice is free, confidential, independent and impartial.


Citizens Advice Bureau Tendring offers apprenticeships to young people who wish to train as Information Officers in order to support their local community. Why not join us and help change people’s lives?

If you are interested in an Apprenticeship at the CAB, please send your CV with a covering letter to:

Chief Executive Officer,
Citizens Advice Tendring,
18 Carnarvon Road,
Clacton on Sea,
CO15 6QF

We will contact you as soon as new vacancies become available.

Colchester Institute

Colchester Institute

Apprenticeships are increasingly popular and a fantastic way to start or further your career plans. Colchester Institute gives the student an opportunity of working whilst earning on one of their new and exciting frameworks, available under the National Apprenticeship Scheme.


Essex County Council’s Employability and Skills Team

Essex County Council’s Employability and Skills Team

If you’re between 16 – 19 and not currently in Education, Employment or Training and seeking help to find an apprenticeship, you can talk to Essex County Council’s Employability and Skills Team about the options that are available to you.

The team of highly qualified Careers Guidance Advisers are experienced, friendly and can help you with:

  • Building your confidence in Apprenticeship search techniques and registering on the national site;
  • Writing your Profile on the National Apprenticeship website;
  • Applying for Apprenticeships;
  • Access to regular feeds of Apprenticeship information matched to your interests with new opportunities each week.

Clacton and Harwich

Tel: 01255 253428

Email: [email protected]



traineeshipA Traineeship is an unwaged education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

Tips on how to apply for a Traineeship work experience placement using the online system


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)