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The Advice Store

Need some free help taking your next step? The Advice Store can help.

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Basildon Council has partnered with local providers of skills, training and career advice to support local people in a welcoming and accessible space. The Advice Store is for anyone who is looking for help finding work or wants to gain new skills or retrain to enter more fulfilling, secure and better paid employment.

Whether you are looking to change your career and need to update your skills, are currently unemployed and looking for work or leaving full time education and need advice on career options - the team at The Advice Store in Basildon Town Centre are here to help.

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Visit our new store

The Advice Store is located at 5 Market Pavement, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1DD

We are currently open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Thursday.

Visit us in store or drop us an email to find out how we can help you: 

Services and support available

Here are just some of the ways we can help you take that all-important step to improve your employability:

  • CV writing workshops
  • Interview skills
  • Mental health support
  • Nationally-recognised qualifications in multiple industries
  • Bespoke support for those with additional or complex needs
  • Recruitment drives with local agencies

Tell us your situation and let's see how we can help.

Free, personalised support

Since opening in 2019, we have helped more than 2,500 local people take the next step toward better employment - through improved skills, training and support. But don't just take our word for it - hear from those who have benefitted from some additional support.

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Sam came into the store with their probation officer, very much feeling that there were no further options in terms of help and support in returning to work.

Sam had previous experience in Labouring and construction and wanted to explore this option further, they had a 1-2-1 session with National Careers Service to discuss skills and aspirations- from there Sam was referred to obtain a CSCS card from SECTA. Since successfully completing this, Sam has been supported into becoming self-employed.

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