Careers advice and guidance

Looking for a new challenge or to learn new skills?

Check out the exciting opportunities at Stephenson College in Coalville

Stephenson College

See information on Distance Learning from Stephensons College.                                                

For information on Apprenticeships

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Information for Employers 

City Skills Centre - NHS UHL SWAP (C6958)  Applying for Current NHS Vacancies

Form 9/2/23 to 10/3/23

Flyer for NHS Course February 2023

About this course:

A suitable course for those wanting to work in non-clinical roles within the NHS University Hospitals Leicester.

During this four-week course you will gain nationally recognised qualifications and as well as support to help you apply for NHS roles in

Business Administration, Health Care, Customer Services, Portering, Catering & Cleaning.

Qualifications and Topics covered...

Intro to Dementia, Resilience for Work, Disability Awareness, Customer Service, Safeguarding, Conflict Resolution.

City Skills - General Induction (C7535) - 14th February 2023  - 09:00am - 16:00pm

Flyer for Induction at City Skills Centre, Leicester

Day one is an information and enrolment session which will detail the range of courses available.

Careers support is available to help you. Day two will consist of college Induction morning and

start of your chosen course in the afternoon. The rest of the week will be available to you to come in

and complete your chosen course however, there is a possibility that you could complete your

chosen course in the afternoon and you would not need to return for the rest of the week.

There may also be an opportunity to do some home learning.

Topics covered:

Learning at The City Skills Centre

Careers Information

Introduction to courses available

City Skills Centre - SIA Security  - FREE SIA Badge - Guaranteed Interview

Flyer for SIA Security Programme February 2023

Interested in joining the exciting security job market? This six week course covers several nationally recognised qualifications and will prepare you to apply for local security vacancies.  Once you have completed the programme you will be able to register as a Door Supervisor and purchase your SIA badge and licence.

Qualifications and Topics Covered

Door Supervisor, Conflict Management, Knife Crime, Personal Safety, Safeguarding, Customer Service, First Aid Certificste, Disability Awareness, Infection Control.

Course Starts 16/2/23 ends 3/4/23

City Skills Centre ICT Level 1Flyer for ICT Level 1 course at City Skills Centre

About This Course

This accredited qualification will advance your knowledge and understanding of a range of commonly used business computer programmes. You will be working with Microsoft Office using the major applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Upon completion, you will gain an ICT qualification which you can add to your CV to stand out to employers.

Qualifications and Topics covered...

Word Processing (MS Word Level 1)

Spreadsheets (MS Excel Level 1)

Presentation (MS PowerPoint Level 1)

Internet Safety 

Start Date 27/2/23  Duration 5 Days

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 

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

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.

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 &

GoLearn! 22/23 Courses

Our courses for the 2022/23 academic year will ‘GoLIVE’ on Monday 4 July 2022 at 8:30am. You'll be able to enrol online using our course searchOpens another website in new window  and via FREEphone 0800 988 0308. A 20% Early Bird discount is available on all fee-paying courses from Monday 4 July until Wednesday 31 August 2022. The discount is automatically applied to the fees shown on our online course search. 

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. 

Leicestershire GoLearn

Leicestershire GoLearn are offering FREE telephone learning and careers advice which includes:

-        Exploring your learning opportunities

-        CVs, job applications and interview preparation

-        Career change

-        Volunteering opportunities

To book a telephone session you can email  or call 0116 305 0820

GoLearn also offer a variety of adult learning courses which can view here.

Work.Live.Leicestershire (WiLL)

Work.Live.Leicestershire (WiLL) is a local project that supports residents living in North West Leicestershire into employment, volunteering, training and education.

They can offer you:

  • A ‘Work Club’ telephone hotline to guide you through the opportunities they offer and support with job searching support
  • CV writing and interview coaching
  • Tailored on-line training courses which include: social media & job searching, time management, confidence & resilience and many more
  • Volunteering and work experience
  • 1-2-1 keyworker support

For more details about the project you can visit their website or call 0116 249 8828.

The 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. visit their website for more details.

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

JobCentrePlus have guidance on how to write a CV

Looking for a job?

Want to work for North West Leicestershire District Council? You can view our current vacancies here.

You can also use the website to find jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships

Indeed also regularly post vacancies and you can filter this to show jobs near you and set email alerts so that you are emailed every time a new vacancy is uploaded.

Last updated: Wed 1 February, 2023 @ 10:49