Careers Information

A range of information for career opportunities.

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 

FREE Distance Learning Courses

Free Distance Learning From SMB College 

Distance Learning

Trying to fit learning in around a busy schedule can be difficult, and having the finances for a course to upskill isn’t always possible, that’s why we offer a range of free online Distance Learning courses.

These courses allow you to learn a new skill, or upskill, at home in your own time. We offer a variety of courses covering Health & Social Care, Education, and Business. 

As part of every course, you receive access to high-quality paper-based or online resources, in addition to guidance from our dedicated, expert tutors. You can study at your own pace, fitting the modules in around your existing commitments - providing all work is completed within 12 weeks.

For more information and to apply Distance Learning | SMB College Group


June is Have a Go Month with FREE adult learning tasters available in venues across Leicestershire! Our adult learning tasters are for anyone aged 19 and over and are taught by specialist tutors from across the GoLearn! programme. The tasters are an opportunity for you to try your hand at a new skill, explore our venues, and talk to the team about upcoming courses for 2024/25 academic year.

 Flyer with Coalville Library Classes in June 24  Available at Coalville Library this June: So, you want to be a Teaching Assistant?

Cookie in a Jar Workshop (Multiply Project) Italian Language Taster,  Drawing and Painting Taster, Fused Glass Taster, 

Mental Health Awareness for Families Taster.

For other courses in Leicestershire see   Enrol online or call 0800 988 0308

World of Work Leicester and Leicestershire - LLEP

The LLEP World of Work is a flexible and interactive multi-use programme that can be shared throughout your school or college: from Careers Leaders or Advisers to teachers and then on to the students. It is full of local information about the world of work in Leicester and Leicestershire. Partners who support young people post 16 seeking work or other opportunities will also find the resources useful.

World of Work Leicester and Leicestershire | LLEP

LLEP Adult Labour Market Brochure

This guide has been collated to help adults with local job sector information. Whether you are looking for work, or in work, looking to gain new skills or change career, there are a wide range of roles and opportunities across this area. LLEP Adult Labour Market Brochure

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.

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 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.   

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 ( – 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.

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.

Princes Trust Princes Trust Logo

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

Development Awards - Funding To Help You Get Into Work

The Prince's Trust Development Awards are easy for young people to apply for & can help pay for work essentials such as course fees, tools, travel costs or equipment .

The Prince's Trust can help fund the following:                                                            Development Awards Poster

Course fees up to Level 3
Tools, equipment or uniforms for a job
Job licence fees
Transport to a new job until your first pay slip
Training that will lead to employment, self-employment or an apprenticeship

Aged 16 to 30 and living in the UK
Studying less than 14 hours a week or not in
compulsory education
Unemployed or working less than 16 hours a
See website for all the criteria, terms & conditions

Refugee Emloyability Programme                  

Flyer for Refugee Employability Programme

Welcome to REP. Free flexible employment support.

The Refugee Employability Programme (REP) is aimed at supporting refugees in achieving employment, or better
employment, within the East Midlands region.
A free programme of tailored and flexible employment support to help with all aspects of settling into the UK
culture and accessing employment. We recognise everyone is different and offer individual support to reflect this.

Support may include: • English language training • Employability skills training • Cultural orientation • Help getting qualifications • Job networking support

Sessions will usually take place face-to-face at centres across the region. In some cases online delivery may be possible instead. Hours per week and available qualifications will change on a case by case basis.

• 18+ years old
• Legally recognised refugee with right to work
• Not in full time employment or education
• Live in the East Midlands region

To find out more telephone 0800 410 1053 or visit the website

Last updated: Wed 24 April, 2024 @ 14:50