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.

Joblift partners with over 100 job boards to provide over 1 million listed jobs in the UK.

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.

(Voxx magazine)

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.

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.

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.

Youth Elections

Young people of our borough have voted through February 2017. With over 3500 votes cast in total from young people across the area through polling stations in school college and Freshney place shopping centre.

We are proud to announce that the team elected by young people, to represent young people’s voice locally regionally and nationally are :

Member of Youth Parliament  – Zachary Steeles and Deputy Member of Youth Parliament – Max Kerrigan.

The team will be attending 3 regional conventions each year as well as representing young people at a National Annual Sitting and Debate in the House of Commons later this year

For more information about the elections please see the UK Youth Parliament Elections Summary report.

To get in touch with Zachary and Max please contact Pippa Curtin 01472 323298

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