North East Lincolnshire Council

Jobs, careers and training – Young people

Looking for, training, a job, apprenticeship or work placement or to take a year out?

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.

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.

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,

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.

Below are useful websites that can help you with your job or training search.

UK and local Jobs

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.

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.

Is a jobs website, which offers a search tool for local positions.

Working abroad and gap year

Gap year and student travel adventure specialists

Volunteering and training in Africa

Teaching English as a foreign language, teaching internships, and adventure travel

Ski instructor courses, snowboard instructor courses, a ski or snow career break, gap year or holiday.

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.

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The company is an exciting way to learn about how a magazine runs. This is great experience for anybody that wants to become a journalist, and you will learn skills for life. Not only that, you will be able to learn or enhance your graphic design skills as you create the pages you have written – it will be truly awarding once you read your name in print.

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards

These awards are a challenging group of activities which will help you to learn new skills, help others and experience adventure and it will give you a great sense of achievement. What’s more, many organisations such as employers and universities take a good view of the award and what it says about the person who has achieved it.

There are three levels Bronze, Silver and Gold and, for each, you complete activities in four sections: Volunteering, Skills, Physical Recreation and Expeditions. At the Gold level you also take part in a Residential Project.

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, or for more information please contact Pippa Curtin on (01472) 323293 or

You can also watch the short film about Young Reporters.

Youth Action

Youth Action is the local youth council for young people aged 13-21 and does not elect its members, all members are voluntary. The group works on a number of projects which includes supporting the UK Youth Parliament campaigns (this year Tackling Racism and Religious Discrimination 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 or email

The deadline for applications is Monday 17 October at midnight.

Youth Elections

The UK Youth Parliament is an organisation that enables young people to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better. It is run by young people, for young people, with more than 600 elected members and deputy members, who work together to bring about positive change nationally as well as in their local communities. Once elected, Youth Parliament members and their deputies organise events and projects, run campaigns, and influence policy-makers on issues that matter most to young people. They attend regular regional groups and meet together once a year at the UKYP annual sitting.

North East Lincolnshire Member and Deputy Member of Youth Parliament : Salema Khatun and Alfie Hallett.

The roles and responsibilities that are expected are:

  • Represent the interests of North East Lincolnshire young people at the UK Youth Parliament.
  • Represent all North East Lincolnshire young people and their interests regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender, class or sexuality.
  • To be an active member of the Youth ACTION.
  • Consult closely with Youth ACTION and other young people to build a greater understanding of their needs.
  • Promote the interests of young people at national and regional levels.
  • Attend events of interest and importance to young people at local, regional and national levels.
  • Campaign for issues and services at all levels that are of importance to young people.
  • The Deputy Member of the UK Youth Parliament will accompany the Member to all events and will attend in the absence of the Member.
  • Meet with the Mayor for North East Lincolnshire, council officers, councillors, other organisation’s in the voluntary sector or business and public bodies and local young people.
  • Offer advice and represent the views of young people to policy makers.
  • Be visible at a small number of public events. This involves meeting people and giving speeches. It is intended that formal engagements will be restricted to no more than one per week.
  • Attend regional meetings (six per year) of the UK Youth Parliament and other related meetings as is necessary.
  • Attend the UKYP annual sitting (usually a long weekend in July).
  • Read plans and organise responses on behalf of young people. This will involve working with the Council for Young People and interested young people and reflecting their views in the response.
  • Be assisted and advised by a senior youth worker, who will set up meetings, draft speeches, help compose letters and responses and organise engagements.

To be an eligible candidate, you must:

  • Be aged 12 to 18 on the final day of polling.
  • Be able to complete the two-year term of duty.
  • Complete, sign and return the nomination form before the deadline.

If you would like to find out more please contact Pippa Curtin on (01472) 323298 or email

You can also write to:  Youth Elections, Pippa Curtin, Young People’s Support Service, Old Clee Children’s Centre, Colin Avenue, Cleethorpes, DN32 8EN.

Visit our Jobs, training and volunteering section for more information.