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

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 teams selected to stand for election are:

  • Cameron Tilley and Ryan Brown,
  • Sultana Zahan and Ella Restall,
  • Zachary Steeles and Max Kerrigan

Young people who are resident in North East Lincolnshire and aged 11-18 can vote in the elections.  Schools or colleges may be hosting a polling station for young people to do this (details below of those booked)

If you don’t see your school or college, if you are home educated or educated out of area don’t worry you can still have your say and vote in the open Polling Station on Saturday 11th February 2017 from 9am – 5pm in Freshney Place Shopping Centre.  The process of voting is easy and you can find out a little more about your candidates on the poster or by visiting the ICAN facebook page.

Polling Stations booked for North East Lincolnshire Youth Parliament Elections:

Monday 30th January 2017            Oasis Academy Immingham

Tuesday 31st January 2017            Grimsby Institute (Main site foyer)

Friday 3rd February 2017                Ormiston Maritime Academy

Monday 6th February                      Toll Bar Academy

Tuesday 7th February 2017           The Academy Grimsby

Wednesday 8th February 2017    Franklin College

Thursday 9th February 2017          King Edward VI Grammar school

Friday 10th February 2017              Cleethorpes Academy

Saturday 11th February 2017        Open Polling at Freshney Place Shopping Centre

Election results will be announced on Thursday 2nd March 2017

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