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Youth careers and employment advice

Careers information and advice

The young people’s education, training and employment services offer a variety of information and activities including:

  • careers advice
  • one-to-one meetings and CV writing with trained centre staff
  • work experience
  • apprenticeships
  • traineeships
  • college courses
  • university and job applications

Drop-in advice sessions

Barking Learning Centre

Monday 9am to 5pm, Job Shop

Dagenham Library

Tuesday 9am to 5pm, Meeting Room 3, first floor

The Vibe Youth Centre

195-211 Becontree Avenue, Dagenham RM8 2UT

0208 227 3289

Wednesday 9am to 5pm.

Not in education, employment or training (NEET)

This directory has been compiled with you in mind. It contains a wealth of information to get you moving in the direction of your choice into education, employment or training.

NEET provider directory 2021 (PDF, 1.1MB)

National Careers Service

Available online, through advisers on the telephone and, face to face in the community. You can get access to independent, professional advice on careers, skills and training including:

  • writing your CV
  • identifying your key strengths and skills
  • understanding the job market
  • searching and applying for jobs
  • interview techniques
  • searching for courses and training schemes
  • finding funding to support learning
  • finding out about volunteering opportunities to help you develop work skills
  • exploring career options
  • choosing training routes.

National Careers Service website


Find out more about apprenticeships in the borough.


Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus provides a wide range of information and services about helping people to find a job, access to loans or grants and unemployment benefits for those entitled to them.

It advertises job vacancies you can access through job points (touch-screen computer terminals available in all jobcentres) and via Jobsearch.

Jobcentre Plus website

Project Search internships (PDF, 178.74 KB)

Getting a job (PDF, 1.60 MB)

Work clubs

Children centres in Barking and Dagenham are now providing work clubs.

The work club will give you the chance to meet others looking for work, build new contacts, share job hunting experiences and get advice on interview techniques, CVs and even volunteering opportunities.

Our work clubs aim to help:

  • you make the most of local knowledge
  • unemployed people in their communities get jobs
  • empower local communities
  • encourage people to work together
  • offer additional support to the unemployed

The work clubs are open from Monday to Friday at your local children’s centre.

Apply for a work club


Tia Rose

020 8724 2917


Olamide Adekoya

020 8227 2010