Careers advice and guidance

Looking for a new challenge or to learn new skills?

Check out the exciting opportunities at Stephenson College in Coalville Part of The SMB Group

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 

City Skills Centre SIA SWAP (C6922)

This Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP) includes: FREE SIA badge and a guaranteed interview. Starts 15/6/23.

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, providing you have

completed all elements of the SWAP subject to eligibility the College will pay

for your SIA licence.                                                                                                    Flyer for SIA SWAP from City Skills Centre

Qualifications and Topics covered... Door Supervisor, Personal Safety,                                                         

Conflict Management, Safeguarding Knife Crime, Infection Control,

Customer Service First Aid Certificate, Disability Awareness .                                     

FREE Daily Meal Allowance (subject to eligibility)


Unemployed (Universal Credit, JSA or ESA)

 English Skills (must be L1 or above) 

 legally UK Resident over 19(on 31/08/22)

Employed and earning less than £18,525 annual gross salary

You will be required to sit a literacy test during the pre-assessment week

Suitable Id (including a passport sized photo) Satisfactory Criminal record

Using the course code on our website

or contact our team Tel: 0116 2242125

 At The City Skills Centre, 74-76 Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FB

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

From 20/6/23 - 21/7/23

About this course:

A suitable course for those wanting to work in non-clinical roles within Leicestershire Partnership Trust (LPT) / NHS

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.

Intro to Dementia, Resilience for Work, Disability Awareness,                                                           Flyer for LPT/NHS SWAP from City Skills Centre

Customer Service, Safeguarding, Conflict Resolution.

Eligibility... Free Daily Meal Allowance (subject to eligibility)

Unemployed (Universal Credit, JSA or ESA)

Employed (earning less than £20,319 per annum)

Legally UK Resident over 19 (on 31/08/22)

English skills (must be entry level 3 or above) ICT skills.

At City Skills Centre, 74-76 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FB 

Classroom based. Duration 4 weeks.

Apply using the course code on the website

or Telephone 0116 2242125

LEVEL 2 NVQ Diploma in Rail Engineering  Track Maintenance

Start Your Journey into Rail and Secure your Future Career Opportunities

Flyer with information on Rail Engineering and Track Maintenance Course June 2023

Leicester College is working with RMF Group an experienced Rail Engineering Training Company to deliver rail courses in the East Midlands

Information Day: 8th June

Course Start Date: 9th June 

Location: Leicester

Duration: Assessment Week - 6 Weeks

For Further information or to register please contact Leicester College, City Skills Centre on 0116 224 2125

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 &

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: Tue 30 May, 2023 @ 09:57