Applying for jobs and going for interviews can be daunting – especially if you've been out of work for a while – but help is on hand.
There are a number of free courses on offer in Thurrock to boost your confidence towards taking that first step. For example:
- Thurrock Adult Community College courses include a range of free self-esteem and confidence building – check their 'Free courses for Well-being'
If you're unemployed and lack the confidence to find work, you can get help and support from our Community Support Employment Officer, who you can contact at Grays Jobcentre Plus.
: 0800 169 0190
Become a volunteer
Volunteering is a great way to boost your confidence, learn new your skills and pick up vital experience that can help you get a job. You check listings of:
- Thurrock Council – volunteering opportunities
- ngage – other volunteering opportunities in Thurrock
- Volunteer Essex – volunteering opportunities in Essex
More help and advice
If you are aged 16 to 19 years-old, or up to 25 years-old with special educational needs, go to pages on career support for young people.
If you are 20 years-old or older, contact the National Careers Service.