Prince's Trust programme at Southend United Football Club

Get your life on track!

The Princes Trust programme is for 16-25 year olds who are not currently in work, education or training (NEET), it’s a 12 week personal development programme.

During the course young people are required to;

  • Take on their own group community project, making a positive difference to the place where they live
  • Take part in an action packed residential trip
  • Get two weeks’ work experience in something they’re interested in
  • Develop their English and Maths skills 
  • As part of the course, we also spend some time developing their interview and CV skills to ensure their confidence is sky-high for taking the next step

Participants will receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification

This is a leaflet for the details shown above about Southend United Football Club and the Prince's Trust

If this is of interest to you contact the Customer and Community Engagement Team on 0300 304 5000 or email


Papworth Trust

The Papworth Trust can help you get back into employment or training:

Our established Work Programme can help you get the right job to help you live as an independent life as possible. We also provide advice and support regarding training opportunities and work experience as well as to local employers.

Go to for more information.

Are you ready to be your own boss?

Are you aged between 18-30?

If so and you are considering starting a business you can contact the Prince's Trust who can assist you. This programme runs all year round. So get in touch now!

The Prince's Trust could help you. Below is a link to their website with contact details for you to take those first few steps to success.

Don't forget to tell us how you get on at

Love London Working

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Live in London - want to up-skill and/or find a job?

Love London Working can help

There is bespoke support available to help with job applications, CV writing, interview practice and there is a wide range of jobs and work placements to apply for across London. It also offers training, targeted financial assistance and support to develop skills in IT and work related training. The aim is to get 21,000 Londoners into work and training. Let one of them be you!

For more information phone the Customer and Community Engagement Team on 0300 304 5000 for more details and a referral. Alternatively email

Go Train Southend

Go-Train are based in Thamesgate House, 33 Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6DF. They offer many courses to support people into work.


Who Are The Courses For?

The courses are aimed at the following groups:-


Anyone Aged 19 or Older

Universal Credit Claimants

Lone Parents

People On A Work Programme

Income Support Claimants New Claimants

People Concerned By The Age Barrier


What Courses Are Available?


The courses available include:-

Ready Steady Work

Day One Claimants (includes English and Maths diagnostic)

Maths (Beginners to GCSE equivalent)

English (Beginners to GCSE equivalent)


Lone Parents Employability

Fuller Working Life

Movement To Work Skills (PSS)


Basic IT

Digital Skills


Traineeships (age 19-24)

Customer Service

Retail Skills

Work Wise

Sector-Based Work Academy
Retail - Hospitality - Administration - Sales - Customer Service - Warehousing

For more information contact the Customer and Community Engagement Team on 0300 304 5000 or email You can also contact Go Train on 01702 337900 and tell them you are an Estuary Housing resident.

ABS - A better start

ABS - A better start - Southend

Helps Southend parents combine work with the needs of their young children by offering free workshops. The link below will give you more information:

  ABS workshops



Talent Match - training provided by The Prince's Trust

Talent Match South East supports young unemployed people aged between 18-24 years to reach their goals:-

  • One to one mentoring
  • Personalised journey
  • Exploring options
  • Access work experience
  • Assist with CV's, job applications and interviews
  • Continue to get support for 6 months once in employment
  • Does not affect DWP benefit entitlement

Currently available in Thurrock, Basildon, Southend, Tendring and Colchester

For more information get in touch 0800 842 842 or download our Talent Match Leaflets with details 2017.pdf [pdf] 100KB

OnTrack - Thurrock Careers

OnTrack Opportunities

OnTrack is a programme to help young people in Thurrock who are unemployed and not in education or training.

You can benefit from OnTrack if you are:

  • aged 16 to 29 years-old
  • living in Thurrock
  • unemployed

For more details please visit this page.

Take the first step - Your journey to work starts here with HEADS UP

Heads Up is an EnableEast programme - Funded by the National Lottery and European Social Fund

Take the first step. Your journey back to work starts here 

Feeling low or anxious about finding a job? Find out how Heads Up can help you by accessing the link above.

They will help you find a brighter future:

  • If you are unemployed
  • Have a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression
  • Live in Essex
  • Have the right to work in the UK

You can contact Heads Up direct (don't forget to let them know that you are an Estuary Housing resident) or phone the Customer and Community Engagement Team on 0300 304 5000 who will refer you.