Career support for young people

Thurrock Careers

Thurrock Careers (formerly Connexions) offers careers information, advice and guidance to:

  • every 13 to 19 year-old
  • anyone with special educational needs up to the age of 25

We provide personalised support to all young people – whether you’re still at school or looking for employment and training – with:

  • jobs and careers
  • education
  • training and work
  • learning
  • volunteering
  • money
  • health
  • housing
  • relationships

You can expect:

  • a welcoming and warm environment
  • a Personal Adviser to look at your career options
  • a Personal Adviser to help plan for your future
  • a Personal Adviser to talk to in confidence
  • a Personal Adviser who will listen and take time to understand
  • opportunities to meet other young people
  • opportunities to get involved in your community

All our Personal Advisers are professionally trained to provide you with high quality information, advice and guidance. Our service is matrix-accredited and all our advisers are qualified to at least Level 6.

We offer information, advice and guidance for young people who are vulnerable or disadvantaged. This includes all those:

  • with special education needs
  • with a disability
  • at risk of becoming not in employment, education or training (NEET)

If you need help getting a job

We run a Job Club and can help you make the most of your talents and interests.

Do you have a passion for music and want to help out at a local event, or want to get fit and meet new friends on the sports field? We can help you to find a way. If it is happening in Thurrock, we'll know about it.

We are based at the Inspire Youth Hub in Grays, as well as providing drop-in sessions in South Ockendon, Stanford-le-Hope and Tilbury.

Thurrock Careers
Inspire Youth Hub, 24-28 Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5EB

: 01375 413 735


Email or telephone from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Inspire Youth Hub is open for visits from Tuesday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm.

We also run Job Clubs from:

Aveley Youth and Community Centre
108 High Street, Aveley, RM15 4BX
South Ockendon Centre
Derry Avenue, South Ockendon, RM15 5DX

: 01708 851 212


Tilbury library
Civic Square, Tilbury, RM18 8AD

: 01375 842 612


European Social Fund