We are an independent charitable organisation with 20 years of experience, helping people of all ages and from all walks of life to get back into work or to move on. Every day we’re listening to the experiences of others who are looking for work, so we really know what’s happening and what employers are looking for when they are recruiting new staff. We offer a relaxed and welcoming environment where it’s up to you how long you stay.

Starting with an individually tailored CV, reflecting not only your experience but skills and personality traits, you will begin to feel more confident in your own abilities. Application forms and covering letters that will help to put you on the top of the employer’s pile will follow and we can even help to ease those interview nerves.

To help you access new job opportunities you are welcome to use free internet access and, for those who are not familiar with this form of job searching, friendly advice is always on hand.

Signpost also offers courses/programmes in Lifeguarding, Practical Skills, Advice & Advocacy. Course units can be tailored to the learner’s individual preferences to enhance their progression opportunities.

MAHST – Maintenance Pathway Programme

Aged 16-18? Pre-apprenticeship course

FREE Lifeguard Course

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)