Essex Youth Service

The Essex Youth Service provides a range of support for young people to move into sustainable employment and add value to their local community.

Building on the Essex Youth Service values of inspire, enable and achieve, the service offers a variety of support including online activities, support with the Duke of Edinburgh award and Plan B.

Work Experience

If you’re aged between 15 and 24 years old, the Essex Youth Service can make sure your work experience placement goes to plan. This includes support in finding a placement, with a limited amount of long-term placements available.

More information on work experience can be found here.


The Essex Youth Service can match you with a fun opportunity to develop abilities, improve your CV and introduce you to new people. The Service can support you to get volunteering opportunities, including through becoming a Young Commissioner, volunteering along an Essex Youth Worker, or joining a local youth council or Young Essex Assembly.

More information on volunteering can be found here.

Employment, Education and Training

The Employability and Skills Team at Essex County Council provides light-touch support to unemployed 16-18 year olds who are ready to move into employment, education or training. Services includes careers guidance, CV advice, assistance completing application forms, job search support and advice around interview techniques.

More information on employment, education and training support can be found here.