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 

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.

Get Into Dentistry With Leicester College

 Wednesday 8th June (Taster Day) - Friday 15th July 2022                               Get Into Dentistry Poster

Are you aged 18-30? Not in education, employment, or training?

The Prince's Trust with the Leicester College are offering a FREE placement based course, and an apprenticeship opportunity to help you start a career in dentistry.

You don't need any previous experience or qualifications, and it doesn't affect your Universal Credit!

Are You Interested?

Register your interest by email:

Get Into Retail with TK Maxx & Homesense

An exciting way to get into the world of retail! Complete 4weeks of extremely valuable work
experience in one of our many stores followed by a chance at getting a permanent or fixedPrinces Trust Logo
term contract up to 16hours a week with TKMaxx orHomesense after the programme!

On this 4 week programme youll:

Gain in-depth training in the retail industry by completing work experience
with TK Maxx at one of their locations (won't affect your benefits).
Learn about stock rotation/control, good customer service and sales skills.
A chance at getting a permanent or fixed term contract up to 16 hours a
week with TK Maxx or Homesense after the programme
Improve your teamwork, communication skills, boost your confidence & interview skills.
Have travel expenses paid for! 

To Find Out More and Sign Up: Email: or call 0800 842 842

Dates For Your Diary:

Taster Day: 14th June 2022.  Programme dates: 27th June - 22nd July 2022.

Available free of charge to young people aged 16-30, not in full time work, training or education and within travelling distance of Thurmaston, Fosse Park, Leicester, Loughborough.

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 &

Go Learn! Learning and Work Facebook Questions and Answers Events

Looking to find your next steps in learning or work but not sure where to start?

Our GoLearn Learning and Work Advisors will be available on Facebook during March and April to answer any questions you may have on education and training opportunities, job hunting, careers, CV writing, interview skills and more! Questions can be asked by posting a comment in the Discussion of each event where the team will reply with their answers/advice.

Up Coming Dates:     

Learning and Work Advisors are going to be available (on Facebook) to answer any questions the public may have about finding work, changing careers, CV writing, or training and education, etc. The forward schedule of events runs to the end of April but looking at extending it over the summer. To ask questions of the team on the day of the event people can either write their own post on the discussion page OR comment on one of the posts that the team will be making throughout the event. All of the current dates are from 12 noon till 6pm on Tuesdays, the current pattern is every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.Its FREE to take part and everyone is welcome: whether you’re looking to make your first steps on the career ladder, facing redundancy or looking to move into more secure employment. We are here to help YOU! (FREE 1 to 1 telephone appointments are also available!)

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

This project is currently offering a remote service, which includes 1-2-1 communication with an Employment Support Officer and a variety of online activities from interview techniques to building your self confidence - visit their website for more details.


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 22 June, 2022 @ 15:49