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 

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

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

Mercia Park/Unipart Employment  Mercia Park 3

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

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

Digital Skills at Coalville Library

Listing for EDS courses at Coalville Library

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.

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: Fri 1 March, 2024 @ 13:24