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Jobs, careers and training for young people

Careers, education, training and employment

Young People’s Support Services, based at the Learning Shop in Osborne Street Grimsby supports young people aged 13-19 (or 25 for those with additional needs) with information, advice and guidance about careers, further education, training and employment. This includes help with CV’s, where to look for jobs, interview techniques, completing application forms.  They can also signpost to other services that can help support with a range of  personal issues which may hinder the chances of getting that job or securing that college place. Pop into the Learning Shop, call 01472 326294 – choosing Option 1 or email


Lincs2 is a comprehensive one-stop online prospectus that  provides details of  the vast majority of  qualifications, courses, training providers and placement opportunities in North East Lincolnshire. It is for all learners who want to study or train in North East Lincolnshire either full-time or part-time.

Lincs2 website

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. Visit the website for support with anything and everything from pathways after 13 years old, CV and interview support and the skills you need to succeed. You can also chat to someone online.

National Careers Service website

Learn Direct

Learn Direct is a leading provider of technology-led training, including adult skills, employability and apprenticeships, and eAssessment services.  Their website is useful for UK wide work placements, internships, and apprenticeships in the around the UK. Their website is useful for any student that is looking for an internship before going to university, or in between the summer months,

Learning Direct website

North East Lincolnshire Council 14-19 work experience

This offers a range of work experience opportunities to students from local secondary schools and colleges. This allows the council to raise young people’s awareness of the range of job opportunities in the council and for young people to gain an overview of working in different council teams. If you are interested in a placement in NELC we recommend you contact your schools careers advisor or work experience co-ordinator who will pass your details onto the council.

UK and international jobs

  • Employment for students – This is a national student website is for students who want to make money whilst they study. It is the number one website used by students.
  • Student jobs – This is a national student website which has work placements, graduate jobs, and permanent posts. It is useful for anybody that is looking for a job, but not just part time.
  • Indeed – Is a jobs website, which offers a search tool for local positions.

Working abroad and gap year

  • Real Gap – Gap year and student travel adventure specialists.
  • Ripple Africa – Volunteering and training in Africa
  • I to I – Teaching English as a foreign language, teaching internships, and adventure travel.
  • Non Stops Now – Ski instructor courses, snowboard instructor courses, a ski or snow career break, gap year or holiday.
  • Raleigh international – Engaging young volunteers from around the world on two delivery programmes; Expedition and International Citizen Service (ICS). Schemes including water, sanitation and hygiene, use of natural resources, building the resilience of communities, and youth leadership.


Volunteering or getting involved in local decision making are great ways to gain experience, whether that’s in a local charity shop, an internship, or helping with a project at home or abroad.

Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL)

If you are thinking about volunteering locally or are already involved, the local Volunteer Centre should be your first point of call.

VANEL website

Young Reporters

We accept applications throughout the year for enthusiastic young people to join our amazing Young Reporters scheme in partnership with Grimsby Telegraph.

Young Reporters is for ages between 12 and 19, who can write a weekly column published in the Grimsby Telegraph covering a huge range of topics. It has also been a finalist for 3 awards both locally and nationally.

Groups run throughout the year with each group lasting for 3 months, giving each member the chance to write 3 columns. There is currently a online blog being made which will be part of the Grimsby Telegraph website, and will involve young reporters going to local events of interest and writing their own reports for them. This will make the experience an ongoing one for the young people involved.

If you are interested in being part of this fantastic opportunity, or know someone that is, please apply using the online form.

You can also watch the short film about Young Reporters.

Apply to be a Young Reporter

Youth Action

Youth Action is the local youth council for young people aged 13 to 21 and does not elect its members, all members are voluntary. The group works on a number of projects which includes the youth election poll, Your Voice, Your Vote (this year tacking Knife Crime and Mental Health). We also continue to support the Holiday rider ticket and work with Stagecoach.

We have regular meetings with senior managers and councillors called and share what we have been doing as well as have discussions about topical issues for young people. We advise the council on the Children and Young People’s Plan, this is the plan for the area with priorities for young people.  This is one of the strategic plans for the whole area.

During each of the meetings we bring a number of opportunities that young people may be interested in taking part in which include national advisory groups, regional projects or local opportunities.  So young people can get involved in making a difference and representing young people locally regionally and nationally.  You will build skills and experience such as organisational skills, communication and problem solving which are great for your portfolio’s and CV’s as many of the skills are needed for any job.

We train our members as Young Advisors when the training is available, this is linked to a national charity  and the training is accredited by AQA for Presentation and team building skills. For more information on Young Advisors national work go to The meetings are on Mondays Monthly from 6-8 pm at Grimsby Town Hall.

INTERESTED? For more information or to express your interest in joining please call 01472 323298.

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Contact details

Young Peoples Support Service, Grimsby Institute Learning Shop, 3 Osborne Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1EY


Telephone: 01472 313131

Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, except bank holidays