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Job and Skills Fair
North West Leicestershire Job and Skills Fair
North West Leicestershire District Council in partnership with Department of Work & Pensions
Leicester Employment Hub and the SMB Group (Stephenson College)
will be holding a Jobs and Skills Fair at Stephenson Campus LE67 3TN
on October 4th between 4pm-6pm.
Also a Virtual Job and Skills Fair
Running from 27th September until 10th October 2022.
You can browse opportunities on:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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
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. https://wheelstowork.net
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 LALS.LWA@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 0820
GoLearn also offer a variety of adult learning courses which can view here.
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 (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
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.
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 21 September, 2022 @ 08:36