Alex, 17, won the chance to be a trainee estate agent

Thurrock Gazette: alex

2:29pm Thursday 14th August 2014

The concept of apprenticeships came quite late to the property industry, making Alex Dray one of the first of his kind.

2 dog-grooming trainees up for national award

Thurrock Gazette: hands

2:25pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Two dog-grooming trainees from Writtle College have been shortlisted for the top national award for apprentices.

From working in a zoo to being a driving instructor

Thurrock Gazette: dan

2:21pm Thursday 14th August 2014

With a baby on the way, Dan Hearn decided the time was right for a career change.

Teaching is a vocation, but more staff are badly needed

Thurrock Gazette: sara

12:12pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Teachers will often tell you their job is not just a job, it’s a vocation.

Setting up a business could be made easier by a course

Thurrock Gazette: building

12:08pm Thursday 31st July 2014

There is one thing successful businesspeople have in common, and that is passion.

Problem-solving led Martin to practise employment law

Thurrock Gazette: martin

12:05pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Why become a solicitor?

Master baker Kevin, 59, will always rise to the challenge

Thurrock Gazette: kevin

3:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Kevin Barke is more than a master baker, he is a sculptor in bread. His animal-shaped loaves, displayed in the window of his bakery-cum-cafe, in Wickford, are one of the town’s distinctive attractions.

Choose your own route to a job, urges new minister

Thurrock Gazette: david

3:01pm Thursday 24th July 2014

It is wrong to think all schoolchildren will take the same route to get a job the new employment minister has said, championing the right of people to start their own businesses.

Legal eagle Shelley homes in on new job in family law

Thurrock Gazette: shelly

2:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Moving back to her home town as a fully-qualified solicitor was a dream come true for Shelley Cumbers.

Training firm vows to find jobs for 300 young people

Thurrock Gazette: martin

11:21am Thursday 17th July 2014

A Southend company has pledged to find more than 300 jobs for young people as part of a Government drive to get people into work.

Bid to put young jobless on right track for work

Thurrock Gazette: alasdair

11:17am Thursday 17th July 2014

Firm which helps students set to expand its services

Katy went to uni, with her baby, and got a first in sports therapy

Thurrock Gazette: katy

11:12am Thursday 17th July 2014

Katy Hughes had set herself a big challenge when she started a four-year degree course in sports therapy with a 14-month old baby.

College instructor relishes role as a part-time soldier

Thurrock Gazette: lee

3:22pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Employees in Essex are being encouraged to take on a second job – with the blessing and backing of their employer.

Echo has the tweet way for you to find a perfect job

Thurrock Gazette: sarah

3:18pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Twitter is not just about social networking. Essex users can now tweet their way to the right job.

Tweet way to find a job via the Gazette

Thurrock Gazette: sarah

3:15pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Twitter is not just about social networking . Essex users can now tweet their way to the right job.

Check me in! Chris wins hotel school scholarship

Thurrock Gazette: chris

3:09pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A teenager has secured a scholarship mwith Essex University’s Edge Hotel School.

Could you work in HR?

4:52pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

A vacancy has arisen in the HR department of Newsquest Essex, the parent company of this newspaper.

It’s a tough job...but asbestos removal is booming for Daniel

Thurrock Gazette: daniel

4:51pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

The presence of asbestos in a building may be bad news for those who live or work there, but this killer material does have one positive aspect.

Don’t relax about landing your dream job...stay sharp

Thurrock Gazette: GINA

4:44pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Recruitment expert Gina on what to do to start a career


4:41pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Do all you can before you graduate

Sessions helped son to focus on interview

4:39pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

Kate Everett, of Colchester, saw her degree-educated son go through about five or six big job interviews after graduating with no luck.

Engineer is back at college where he trained – as a tutor

Thurrock Gazette: dave

7:42am Friday 27th June 2014

Back in the Seventies, Dave Livings was a teenage engineering student at Prospects College, then known as Sentra.

Never too old to learn

Thurrock Gazette: never

7:39am Friday 27th June 2014

College open days to help adult boost their skills

Aim to design a career in engineering just like Laura

Thurrock Gazette: laura

7:35am Friday 27th June 2014

Engineering is not all about hard hats and boots, as Laura Mansel-Thomas knows.

Mark fighting fit to take on bootcamp-style franchise

Thurrock Gazette: mark

7:31am Friday 27th June 2014

A Colchester fitness instructor has taken on a franchise.

On an up – legal trio are now associates

Thurrock Gazette: promotion

7:28am Friday 27th June 2014

Three members of staff at a Colchester law firm are celebrating promotions to associate level.

Ryan’s talent for woodwork led the way to his perfect job

Thurrock Gazette: Cutting it  – Ryan Randall at work for bespoke kitchen maker Humphrey Munson

10:58am Friday 20th June 2014

WHEN Ryan Randall realised he was good at woodwork there was only one option to follow

Firm with designs on even more success as it expands

Thurrock Gazette: Newcomers  – Bryin Lindoe, Neil Forster and Meis Alsaegh

10:56am Friday 20th June 2014

A WICKFORD architects firm is expanding.

Cable urges shake-up on apprentice wages

Thurrock Gazette: Vince Cable  – wants the Low Pay Commission to streamline apprenticeship wages

10:52am Friday 20th June 2014

WAGE levels for apprentices should be simplified, the Government has said.

Day aims to inspire more young women to go into engineering

10:49am Friday 20th June 2014

A SERIES of events across Essex will mark National Women in Engineering Day on Monday.

Rev up and train with us

Thurrock Gazette: Teamwork – Rallysport’s Niall Watson, Jennifer Bess, Richard Cooper, Tony Dray, Paul Mumbray and joint directors Bill Mills and Sam Nagle

10:48am Friday 20th June 2014

The car mechanics of the future are being sought by Rallysport, the Essex academy which gives teenagers the chance to develop their skills by working on “prestige” hands-on projects

Studious seven win bursaries – thanks to parents’ employer

Thurrock Gazette: cnh

2:53pm Thursday 12th June 2014

The owner of Basildon’s New Holland tractor factory, CNH Industrial, has launched a series of awards for children of its staff.

Ferry nice! 37 years on, Paul is with same firm and a boss

Thurrock Gazette: paul

2:50pm Thursday 12th June 2014

As a youngster, Paul Newbiggin had set his heart on being a teacher.

May was a sunny month for jobs and job hunters

Thurrock Gazette: lee

2:46pm Thursday 12th June 2014

The sunny weather seems to have boosted the motivation of jobseekers in Essex.

We help keep petrol flowing at the pumps

Thurrock Gazette: kiran

5:02pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Every day, millions of drivers fill up their tanks at thousands of petrol forecourts across the country.

Online training is now a must for shop assistants

Thurrock Gazette: bo

4:55pm Thursday 5th June 2014

You may think a job in retail does not require much training.

Job vacancies for graduates leap by a third

Thurrock Gazette: andrew

4:50pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Job vacancies for graduates have soared, growing by almost a third in the previous year alone.


Thurrock Gazette: ruth

4:46pm Thursday 5th June 2014

A former print journalist has joined the team at a Colchester public relations agency.

Join Sophie to be a telesales executive

Thurrock Gazette: sophie

4:38pm Thursday 29th May 2014

If you’re brimming with ideas and enjoy chatting with people, then a job as a telesales executive with the Gazette could be for you.

Business boss: Why I love volunteering as special PC

Thurrock Gazette: alex

4:35pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Alex Ward likes helping people. So five years ago, the businessman and head of digital at Zero Above design and marketing agency decided to become a special constable with Essex Police.

Council unveils ‘job squad’

Thurrock Gazette: united

4:30pm Thursday 29th May 2014

New forum aims to boost employment prospects and skills of local people

IT makes first appearance in Ford apprenticeship scheme

Thurrock Gazette: learn

3:20pm Friday 23rd May 2014

Ford has announced a series of engineering and business apprenticeship programmes, including, for the first time, a higher apprenticeship in IT.

New world at Karen’s feet

Thurrock Gazette: karen

3:16pm Friday 23rd May 2014

She ditched 30-year career at MoD to set up footcare business

Plea to help deprived youngsters find work

Thurrock Gazette: prince

3:12pm Friday 23rd May 2014

Call to firms from charity backed by Prince Charles

From the NHS to director at private healthcare firm

Thurrock Gazette: rachael

3:09pm Friday 23rd May 2014

A Colchester care company has appointed a new director.

Bright spark is needed to join our events team

Thurrock Gazette: job

3:04pm Thursday 15th May 2014

The events team at the Gazette and Essex County Standard has a vacancy for a co-ordinator to join them in handling their fast-expanding and wide ranging portfolio, which includes the prestigious Ultimate Essex Wedding shows.

From a soldier in Iraq to managing a health club

Thurrock Gazette: fitness

3:01pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Leaving any job after 20 years can be a shock to the system, but the transition from Army to civilian life was a culture shock on many levels for Nick Schofield.

Kindness and warmth are key to Rebekah’s work

Thurrock Gazette: rebekah

2:58pm Thursday 15th May 2014

She manages home caring for people with dementia

Vacancies on rise

Thurrock Gazette: Vacancies on rise

4:37pm Wednesday 14th May 2014

A growing sense of confidence among recruiters has been lent an extra boost by new research showing a 6 per cent quarterly growth in the number of advertised North West job vacancies.

World can be your oyster with our logistics course

Thurrock Gazette: mark

2:17pm Thursday 8th May 2014

Logistics – the business of storing and distributing products of every description, economically and efficiently – is a key growth sector in south Essex.

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