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.

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 

Get Started in Water Activities with the Princes Trust

An exciting opportunity for you to develop new skills, build confidence,                                       Flyer from the Princes Trust about Water Activities

meet new people and have fun.

The Princes Trust have teemed up with PMLT to bring you this exciting 5 day programme.  You'll also receive three months of personal mentoring from the Princes Trust, so you'll have support whenit comes to finding jobs and applying for them.

FREE OF CHARGE to young people aged 16 to 25 not currently in full time work, training or education, living in Leicestershire. Lunch and travelcosts provided

Taster Day 23rd August 2022

Programme Dates 30th August to 5th September

To find out more and sign up email: Lewis.austin@princes-trust.org.uk or 

call Lewis on 07483 991406

City Skills Centre - SIA Security SWAP (C6922)  Interested In Joining The Exciting Security Job Market?

This six-week course covers several nationally recognised qualifications and

the programme you will be able to register as a Door Supervisor. Leicester College will fund  Flyer about training for Security Jobs

your SIA badge and license.

Qualifications and Topics covered include... 


Door Supervisor. Conflict Management. Knife Crime. Personal Safety. Safeguarding. Customer Service.

First Aid Certificate. Disability Awareness. and Infection control. 


Start Date: 08/09/22  9am - 4pm  Course code C6922
End Date:   24/10/22  duration 6 weeks

Location: City skills Centre, 74- 76 Charles Street, Leicester. LE1 1FB
Lunch: Free Daily Meal Allowance (subject to eligibility)

Eligibility...
Unemployed (Universal Credit, JSA, or ESA)
Legally UK Resident over 19 (on 31/08/21)
English skills (must be level 1 or above)
Suitable ID (including a passport sized photo)
Satisfactory criminal record

Apply using the course code www.leicestercollege.ac.uk or telephone : 0116 224 2125

Derby Jobs Live Virtual Event with Derbyshire Constabulary - Wednesday 14th September 2022 - 10am -11am

Join a virtual Job Event with Derbyshire Constabulary Police and hear about their opportunities in Derby

Derby Jobs Live Virtual Event with Derbyshire Constabulary

Fantastic Training and Developement Opportunities

Comprehensive Staff Benefits Packages

Police Officer Roles

Hear about paths into Policing

Police Officer starting salary from £24,777

Blue Light Card, discount scheme for online and High Street

Direct application route will be shared during the event

For mor information email: employmentandSkills@derby.gov.uk or call 01332 956989

BUSINESS GATEWAY GROWTH HUB JULY to SEPTEMBER Events 2022

Business growth comes from working not just in but ON your business. As a Leicestershire business, you can take advantage of free 1-to-1 support and growth grants from the Business Gateway Growth Hub.

To find out how the Business Gateway can help you visit their website www.bizgateway.org.uk or email growthhub@bizgateway.org.uk

Webinars and workshops aimed at small business owners in Leicester and Leicestershire. Click the links to find out more or visit www.bizgateway.org.uk/events

For further details please contact Kalpna Mistry at the Business Gateway Growth Hub
T: 0333 320 0333 ext 2242 | Mobile: 07919 949416 | Support Enquiries 0116 366 8487

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 or by emailing constructionhub@futuresforyou.comor calling Graham Dawson, Construction Hub Career Advisor on 07918 943 130.

Mercia Park / Unipart Employment

Here at Unipart, we are proud to have a strong working relationship with Jaguar Land Rover, having worked in partnership with the icon of the automotive industry for nearly 50 years. 

Our latest site at Mercia Park represents a unique opportunity for us, having been selected to run the new custom-built Global Parts Logistics Centre in Appleby Magna in Leicestershire. 

Our operation will provide a Global aftermarket Distribution Centre, Parts Packing, Branded Goods operations, and a Customer Support function - supporting Jaguar Land Rover’s continued growth ambitions. It is one of the largest UK warehouse developments for a single customer. 

At Mercia park, you’ll be part of a friendly and welcoming team supported by inspiring leaders in work that can flex around your life with flexible hours and shifts and blended working patterns. 

By joining Unipart, you’ll be provided with the tools you need to flourish at work - with access to tailored development plans as part of your ‘Gate to Great’ journey. To read more Jaguar Land Rover and Unipart - Mercia Park (PDF Document, 0.4 Mb)

To find jobs at Mercia Park / Unipart see the website www.unipartjobs.com/mercia 

The DSV recruitment website is DSV A/S Jobs 

DSV recruit directly for their non-warehouse roles via the above website, for their Distribution Centre Operatives, they have an agency, Siamo Group.

The Siamo Group recruitment link is  for DSV warehouse opportunities is:    Candidate Summary - Siamo

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. https://wheelstowork.net Tel: 01327 857213.

Starting in Business Programme 2022 - 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.

See the NVB website

Most importantly how best to manage your money.   

Want to know more email businessfocus@nwleicesterhire.gov.uk

Advice available to residents of North West Leicestershire for Gaining Employment and Training.

There are a number of organisations who can assist residents to find a job or assist in securing a different one. There are also Partners who can assist in training and volunteering opportunities.

Department of Work & Pensions – Jobcentre Plus

Contact Jobcentre Plus: How to contact Jobcentre Plus - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) – find out what employment opportunities may be available and what benefits you may be entitled to.  The jobcentres in Coalville and Long Eaton (for people in Castle Donington; Kegworth & Long Whatton areas) can assist to enable

Work and Skills Leicestershire

Is a service run by Leicestershire County Council supporting the residents of Leicestershire to achieve their work goals, whatever their situation.  Work and skills Leicestershire | Leicestershire County Council  offer a one-to-one appointment-based service for anyone needing support to find employment, volunteering and training.

Work Live Leicestershire  

The WiLL project is there to meet the needs of rural communities, as residents living in rural areas can face difficulties accessing the opportunities that lead to employment, training and education. WiLL will help people overcome these difficulties, through a specialist and personalised support network.  See Work Live Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council Adult Learning Service

Adult education | Leicestershire County Council

Offers a wide-range of both academic and practical skills courses throughout the County. They also assist people get into apprenticeships.

GREAT Project: 

The Getting Ready for Employment and Training (GREAT) Project is a free service designed to give members of families, who are not currently employed, the support they need to find work or training opportunities. The GREAT Project is a service run by a range of statutory, not-for-profit and private companies. This partnership approach means that we can offer a holistic, person-centred service, which is tailored to each family’s unique needs.

See:  https://greatproject.org.uk/

Princes Trust 

Offers free programmes to help young people to develop their skills and confidence to find a job or start a business.

See: The Princes Trust - Start Something

To find out about a variety of career opportunities in the area and information about key growth sectors visit the Leicester & Leicestershire’s Enterprise Partnership website: Careers Hub | LLEP

Last updated: Fri 19 August, 2022 @ 11:22