Careers advice and guidance For advice on the Kickstart Programme see our

The Kickstart scheme aims to get young people who are currently claiming universal credit on work placements, which last for a period of up to six months.

Virtual Jobs Fair 5th - 18th October

Further information on the Virtual Jobs Fair see this link

Stephenson College

Stephenson College

See information on Distance Learning from Stephensons College.

For information on Apprenticeships

Preparing to write a CV Preparing a CV (PDF Document, 1.64 Mb)

Information for Employers 


Please find below details of September webinars and action-planning workshops for business owners, managers, their employees and sole traders in Leicester and Leicestershire. 

September events from the Business Gateway Growth Hub include two NEW face to face workshops on marketing and leadership.

There’s also a wide variety of webinars to build your business skills on the road to recovery following the pandemic, including additional themes on finance and innovation.

Don’t forget you also have access to a free business review if you need tailored support or coaching. Call 0116 366 8487 for details.

WEBINARS: online learning to expand your knowledge on key topics:

WORKSHOPS: interactive and practical sessions enabling you to share ideas and discuss your business in more detail. Two face to face sessions this September!

FOOD/DRINK business: intensive learning to move your business forward

View all food and drink webinars for 2021 here:


online and in person events if you are new to business or have been going for a while. Click the links to find out more or visit

Two in-person full day workshops this month on HR and strategy.

FOOD/DRINK businesses: dedicated sessions for food/drink producers.
One in person workshop on food photography this October. Click the links or visit

View all food and drink webinars for 2021 here:

Get Into Google - IT Support Programme Flyer advertising a free course with support from the Princes Trust

The ‘Get Into Google’ – IT Support Certificate programme is a 3-month FREE online programme which helps young people gain the skills, knowledge and confidence required to be able to start a career in IT support industry....

The programme consists of 5 modules and allows the YP the study at their own pace. It includes activities such as interactive quizzes, games, and practical assessments throughout.

In addition to this, each YP will receive dedicated 121 support from the Princes Trust, tailored group employability sessions and the opportunity to attend a ‘Get Hired’ event where they will meet employers in the IT industry with the potential to secure a job interview

Upon completion they will gain a highly respected and recognised IT support certificate and certified badges that they can display on their LinkedIn account.

Leicestershire Construction Skills Hub

The Employment Hub has launched the Leicestershire Construction Skills Hub where all candidates wanting to start a career in construction will participate in a 3 week entry programme into the sector.

The three weeks involve employability, CSCS training, including awareness courses specifically related to the Construction Industry. Upon successful completion of weeks 1 and 2, week 3 will be a work trial, with a Construction Employer, on a live construction site.

The programme is actively accepting ex-offender referrals, please note participants must be unemployed, 16+ and seeking employment. For clients from this group wishing to undergo a career in construction, please see the attached flyer and make contact with Graham.

 To find out more or to register see Construction Skills flyer (PDF Document, 0.18 Mb) or by emailing constructionhub@futuresforyou.comor calling Graham Dawson, Construction Hub Career Advisor on 07918 943 130.

Mercia Park-linked Online Health and Safety in a Construction Environment (Level 1) Course

Have you thought about a career in construction? Mercia Park is a new high-qualityJCP leaflet for Construction based training- Mercia Parkemployment park being developed at Junction 11 of the M42.

This project brings together a wide range of trades, ranging from groundworkers and concreters, steel erection to 
cladders, and a host of other trades associated with the fit out of the buildings.

All employers insist that their construction workers hold a CSCS card, which is basic health and safety training.

This course teaches you the knowledge needed to sit the test and more. 

By undertaking this course linked to the Mercia Park development you will have access to job vacancies as well as being invited to future training courses on-site.

To enrol, check funding or to get more information, contact : Telephone 0330 058 3000 email:

or visit

Interested in a career with HS2?

This offers those looking for work or a change of career, the opportunity to search the very latest vacancies with HS2’s construction partners and station contractors delivering Phase One of the railway. HS2 Jobs Board

The following video gives more information about the HS2 Jobs Board – is available online here.

Wheels To Work -Struggling to find transport to work or training? Seen a job which you fancy but have no transport to get there?   


Based at Silverstone Race Circuit, Wheels to Work Silverstone is a scheme set up to help people get to work, school or college when public transport is difficult. If you live in Leicestershire Wheels to Work Silverstone can provide you with a scooter that may be free for a period of time or with reduced rental payments.

If you don’t qualify for the scheme, you can still hire one of our great 50cc or 125cc scooters. Scooter rental is a cost effective and convenient way to get where you want to go, parking and congestion fees are often a lot less too!

Scooters can be rented from four months and beyond, and we can even deliver it to your door. Get in touch with Wheels to Work Silverstone to find out more. Tel: 01327 857213.

Are You A Wise Woman? Do You Dream Of Working For Yourself?

If Yes WISE could be the programme for you

WISE is a FREE Business start up programme for Women!

Offering 121 support, workshops and funding opportunities to help and support the creation of new enterprises.

This programme offers an opportunity to apply for up to £250 grant funding from NWLDC to kick-start your self- employment journey.

For more information email

Starting in Business Programme 2021 - Are You Looking to Start Up in Business?

We can direct you to training tailored to people wanting to learn about starting up in business and all this entails.

This is provided by NBV and is FREE it covers business planning, how to market your business, understanding opportunities and risks.

Most importantly how best to manage your money.   

Want to know more email

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Last updated: Tue 28 September, 2021 @ 09:30