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]

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)