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Plan B | Essex Youth Service

About Plan B

Plan B is a 10-week Traineeship programme delivered by the Essex Youth Service. The traineeship consists of a 4-week work placement, an opportunity to gain functional skills qualifications in Mathematics and English, a Level 2 in Customer Services and a Level 1 Health and Safety qualification. Plan B offers learners the opportunity to gain valuable skills for the workplace and the focus is on progressing learners to Education, Employment and/or Training upon completion.

Our key provisions

School leavers

School leavers without a recognised progression route can participate on Plan B, if entry criteria is satisfied.

Work Experience/Study Programmes

As detailed in the bio- learners are offered a 4-week work placement in an industry of their choice.


Plan B support young people into apprenticeships as a direct route for young people without the necessary qualifications.

Support for Employers

Employers are able to recruit learners to their workplace for a period of 4 weeks, free of charge and without obligation to offer financial support.

Why us?

Plan B has been a very successful programme, spanning across the last 7 years. Positive outcomes and learner progressions to EET regularly exceed 70% and in 2019, the Youth Service was formally recognised for their achievements, receiving the Children and Young People Now awards Highly Commended Award in the Advice and Guidance category.

Essex Youth Service Plan B Team

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