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Essex Youth Service

Inspire. Achieve. Enable.

We help young people in Essex get the most out of school, work and life.

We are here to inspire you to achieve your full potential, find your place, and enable your voice to be heard.

Did you know?

Our keen workforce of local authority workers and volunteers works with young people to design fresh, creative, fun resources and activities you’ll love.

Our Plan B Traineeship was highly commended in the Children and Young People Now Awards of 2019!

See what Essex Youth Service has to offer

Plan B

Build your skills

Study, Work & Training

Aged 16-18? Get involved

work Experience

We can find you a placement


How can our Employment & Skills Advisors Help You?

Are you aged 16-19, unemployed and living in Essex?

Our Advisers are here for you. We can help you make your next steps into education, work or training – whatever’s right for you.

Around 600 young people in Essex are already signed up to our free service and there’s always room for one more, so let us give you a helping hand!

You’re a person, not a number. Our Advisers will support you with regular updates and reviews to see how we are doing in helping you achieve your goals. We listen to feedback from you and your family, too.

Get careers and CV help with…

  • Filling in application forms
  • Looking for jobs
  • Job interviews
  • Job and training opportunities
  • Intros to employers and training providers
  • Youth services like NCS, Plan B, work experience and support for young carers
Find out more

Have you heard of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

This video shows some young people from Essex setting out on their Bronze DofE award. They met as strangers, but when they headed out on a 2 day trek they were 100% there for each other.

This is just one amazing example of how the Essex Youth Service can help you get involved and get more out of life.

So what are you waiting for? Get involved!