Careers Information


New Careers Advice at the college!

Services we provide include;

  • Impartial Careers Information Advice & Guidance (including action plans)​
  • Support with job and apprenticeship applications
  • Help with CV and Cover Letter writing ​
  • Interview preparation, training, and skills ​
  • Advice on suitable training courses ​
  • Psychometric testing ​
  • Job search help and support
  • Current and relevant labour market information ​

How to book an appointment? 

Call or email to book an appointment with one of our careers advisers.

Poonam Piddington  (Available Tuesday to Friday 9-4pm - Friday virtual appointments only)

Debbie Tyrell (Available Monday 9-4pm) 

Appointments can either be face-to-face (at South Essex College or one of our community hubs) or virtual on TEAMS. ​


Gaining a free qualification could help you on the path to a well-paid, new job 

If you’re 24 and over, live in England and don’t yet have a Level 3 qualification, which is equivalent to qualifications such as A levels, an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or a qualification at a higher level, taking a free course as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee could give you the skills to get into a better job. If you are aged 19-23 you can also access free advanced level courses. 

There are almost 400 courses on offer in a range of different sectors, from construction, manufacturing and agriculture, to digital, ICT, health and social care. All the courses available have been identified to help ensure good job prospects, so you can feel secure knowing the new skills you learn are skills employers are looking for. Unlock new job opportunities with free courses through Lifetime Skills Guarantee.

Find out what courses we have on offer by visiting the 'Find a Course' tab on our website or Email