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‘Essex Careers Guide’ website goes live

10 August 2018

The Essex Employment and Skills Board (ESB) has launched a new website offering local careers information to help people find a new career in Essex’s growing industries.

Whether you’re thinking about your first job or you’re ready for a career change, The Essex Careers Guide can help.

The site provides useful insights into Essex’s industries including finding out about the jobs available, the training and skills required and the salaries you could earn. Industries include: Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering, Care, Construction, Financial & Related Services, Health, IT, Digital & Creative and Logistics.

In 2016 – 17, across these industries alone, there were 80,000+ vacancies in Essex, Southend & Thurrock and with many new developments happening across in Essex there will be more opportunities available for local residents in the near future.

whatsyourthing.org.uk also offers tips from experts on topics such as C.V writing, how to manage finances, and even how to start your own business. Case studies illustrate the diverse range of career paths available and share personal advice and experience of working in Essex.

Adam Jones, Chair of the ESB and Head of HR Operations at Teledyne e2v, said: “The ESB is determined to help the residents of Essex find out more about the amazing careers available in our key sectors by providing the information needed to help people start their career journey. In doing so, we are also supporting our local businesses to attract the skilled workforce that they need to grow.  In the last two years, we have distributed careers booklets to more than 40,000 people, and our new website will provide further access to the brilliant and useful information that has been created.”

Whatsyourthing.org.uk will be regularly updated with fresh content, including information on careers events and job hunting tips. To find out more or sign up to the newsletter take a look here.