National

Enna 

Connects neurodivergent job-seekers to job opportunities with Neurodiversity friendly employers. They offer a range of employment support services and are completely ran by neurodivergent people.

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Mencap

If you are a person with a learning disability looking for work, or an employer interested in working with people with a learning disability, Mencap can help. Their employment service helps you to find work and develop the skills and confidence needed to get a job.

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Princes Trust

The Princes Trust provide help for Young People Employment Programmes.

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Action for Kids

Help disabled young people aged 14-25 to build aspirations and develop life and work skills so they can prepare for life after school and move into paid employment.

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National Autistic Society

The NAS have a Transition Support Helpline. This can give advice and support to young autistic people and their families on making the transition from school, further or higher education to adult life.

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Ambitious About Autism

Ambitious about Autism runs an award-winning programme called Autism Exchange for autistic people aged 16-25 providing opportunities to access paid work experience with the Civil Service and other leading organisations and companies.

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GOV.UK - Apprenticeships

The Government website explains what Apprenticeships are and how to apply for them. Apprenticeships allow anyone aged 16 or over to combine work with study.

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Amazing Apprenticeships 

Everything you need to know about apprenticeships. Their website provides resources and helpful information.

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GOV.UK - Traineeships

The Government website explains what Traineeships are and how to apply for them. A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months.

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Exceptional Individuals 

Provide post-education employment services for neurodivergent and autistic people such as CV guidance, free job coaching, online workshops and access to a neurodiverse jobs board.

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The Image Project 

Provides an employability toolkit for students and graduates with ASD.

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Possability People 

Possability People’s Employment Service supports disabled people and people living with long-term health conditions (including mental health) who want to start or move back into work.

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Natspec 

Natspec is the membership association for organisations which offer specialist further education and training for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

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CAP UK 

If you need help with money, whether that's help to get out of debt, find a job or gain vital life skills, Christians Against Poverty provides a range of free services across the UK through local churches.

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Access to Work 

Helps you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability. The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for: a grant to help pay for practical support with your work, advice about managing your mental health at work, and money to pay for communication support at job interviews.

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UCAS 

You can use the UCAS website to search for courses, universities, colleges, apprenticeships and advice.

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SCOPE 

Offers advice and support on how to start your own business.

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Princes Trust 

Support unemployed young entrepreneurs like you in exploring your business ideas, providing free business advice, expertise, mentoring and funding to help make your dreams a reality.

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The Pitch 

Article on how to get government support for starting your own business.

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Grants Expert 

Grants and advice for disabled entrepreneurs.

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Essex

Working for Essex 

Tool to find jobs in Essex

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Realise Futures

Offers a range of work experience (including café’s, gardening, fulfilment & more), employment support & advice, coaching services, peer support, walk-in advice, adult learning and learning centres.

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WS Training

WS Training provides impartial career advice, opportunities, training and study-related advice in order to help learners make decisions about their future and reach their full potential.

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Heads Up

Heads Up provides support, advice and mentoring to people with common mental health problems to help them get back into the workplace after a period of unemployment. 

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ECL

The ECL are offering an Inclusive Employment programme to enhance the opportunities available to you. They can help you to identify possible employers, develop CVs, arrange and mediate interviews, offer skills development, work experience, and on-the-job coaching.

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Essex Opportunities

One stop shop for information and advice on jobs, careers, skills and training. This portal has everything you need to help build a career. Use this portal to search for jobs, courses and apprenticeships based in Essex.

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Essex Youth Service

This Youth Service offers traineeships, volunteering opportunities, work experience, youth groups, activities and more across Essex.

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Plan B Traineeship

Offers comfortable, small classroom learning environments for those aged 16-24 who are not in college, work or training. They continue working with you up to 6 months after you finish.

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ACL Essex 

ACL offers a wide range of day time and evening adult learning courses to help you improve your job prospects, learn a new skill or simply inspire you.

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Parents Aid

Provide careers guidance to enable parents wishing to return to work to identify the careers options to which they are best suited.

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Chelmsford College

Range of well-established full-time or part-time courses for young people and adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. These courses are designed to help you develop practical, social and life skills.

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Personal Assistants for Life Skills

PALS offers award-winning support services to help young people and adults achieve their goals and learn important life skills. Based in Chelmsford.

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Citizens Advice Tendring Mental Health Hub 

Offers a 12 month mental health recovery programme during which they will support you to: improve your confidence and wellbeing, build your employability and social skills, build a support network and make new friends.

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Community Connections Essex 

A tailored employability support programme where an Employability Support Advisor can work alongside those referred on to the programme for approximately 8-10 weeks, identifying their needs, and putting together an individual package of face-to-face support ranging from CV writing, interview techniques, job searching skills, job applications and digital skills.

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Sailship 

Sailship offers unique supported training and learning and is a place to gain work skills, train towards employment/volunteering, learn new life skills, de-stress, improve mental health and wellbeing, recover/rehabilitate and take part in therapeutic sessions in a safe and enjoyable environment.

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Suffolk

Realise Futures

Offers a range of work experience (including café’s, gardening, fulfilment & more), employment support & advice, coaching services, peer support, walk-in advice, adult learning and learning centres.

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WS Training

WS Training provides impartial career advice, opportunities, training and study-related advice in order to help learners make decisions about their future and reach their full potential.

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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire & Norfolk

Thera Trust

Thera East Anglia supports adults with a learning disability in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk. Offers support in the home and can also help with finding a job, get work experience and gain important life skills.

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