Employment, Skills and Training Opportunities


A key priority of the Blaby District Plan is to ensure that Blaby's residents are able to access the wealth of opportunities provided by key partners and organisations within Blaby and beyond. We have created below a self-service area where you will find useful information on current employment opportunities, as well as new skills, training and development resources.

Blaby Tourism Partnership works with many businesses across the leisure, tourism and hospitality sectors. On the Visit Blaby website you will find links to these businesses that may have local employment opportunities.

Young Persons Work and Skills Co-ordinator at Blaby District Council

If you are between 16-24 years of age then you can contact our Young Persons Work and Skills Co-ordinator who is available to help you with those first steps into employment as well as support you with training and development opportunities.

You can contact Lewis Austin calling 07880 393338.

Department for Work and Pensions

Jobcentre Plus Work Coach on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon at Braunstone Civic Centre, Kingsway LE3 2PP

Appointments must be made in advance by contacting Customer Services on telephone 0116 289 0045 or email enquiries@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

Job Fair

Our next Job Fair is taking place on Wednesday 5 June 2024 from 3pm to 5.30pm at the Blaby District offices.

Meet the team and find out about the exciting employment opportunities we have available within Blaby District Council.

You will also be able to find career and job opportunities from other employers across Leicestershire and information from organisations who help job seekers find employment, training and development.

There will be career and job opportunities available across Leicestershire with the following employers:

  • Royal Air Force
  • 360 Play
  • Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Freed of London Ltd
  • Department for Work and Pensions - Civil Service Careers
  • Avon
  • Dealer Auctions
  • Palmers Garden Centre
  • Bleckmann
  • Caremark Hinckley, Bosworth, Blaby and Leicester
  • Barnardos
  • Leicestershire Police
  • Noble Foods

These organisations can help job seekers with their steps into employment, apprenticeship information, explore training and development as well as signpost to job opportunities:

  • North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
  • National Careers Service (Futures for You)
  • Go Learn (Leicestershire Adult Learning Service)
  • Multiply Project
  • Shaw Trust
  • Leicester College
  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Workpays
  • BEAM

National Volunteers Week

National Volunteers week is happening across the UK from Monday 3 June to Sunday 9 June. At the Job Fair, there will be stalls focusing on volunteering opportunities including:

  • Voluntary Action Leicestershire
  • Leicestershire Home Library Lending Service

Other stalls:

  • Healthwatch Leicester and Leicestershire - have your say about local Health and Social Care Services. 

How to find us:

  • If you're travelling by train, Cross Country trains run direct to Narborough Station
  • By bus, the Arriva 50 route runs approximately every 20 minutes from Leicester to Desford Road, Narborough and then just a short walk to the Blaby District Offices
  • The newly launched FoxConnect digital demand transport service (which replaced ArrivaClick), runs from New Lubbesthorpe to the local bus stops near to the Blaby District Council offices
  • If you are coming by car, we have free visitor parking available at the offices. If you use Weaver Street car park you will need to pay and display a ticket
Recruitment Opportunities at Fosse Way Prison

Serco - HMP Fosse Way Prison

If you are looking for an interesting career and the opportunity to work with a motivated team in a diverse and supportive environment, then click on the link in the panel below.


Looking for Employment

Job Help

Job Help is a dedicated website from Jobcentre Plus that has a local page for Leicestershire where you can find updates about local events, support and job vacancies, as well as a link to your local Jobcentre Plus Twitter account. Follow the link below.

Leicester Employment Hub

Leicester Employment Hub has details of job vacancies and apprenticeship opportunities, as well as pre-employment support and other resources. Follow the link below.

Active Together Jobs Page

A career in sport, physical activity, fitness and leisure is incredibly rewarding. The jobs and careers information web page, link in the panel below, provides a wealth of information for anyone wanting to find out more about working in the sport sector with a focus on Leicester and Leicestershire or you can also search for national opportunities.  If you are interested in volunteering opportunities in physical activity and sport then please click on 'Voluntary Opportunities' to switch to that section.

Construction Leadership Council - Talent Retention Scheme

The Construction Leadership Council’s Talent Retention Scheme helps talented individuals showcase their experience and expertise, while helping businesses find the skills they need. The not-for-profit programme is supported by business associations, member companies, professional institutions and unions.

Find further information and how to apply in the link below.

Inspired to Care

Across Leicestershire there are exciting social care jobs waiting for talented people who have the right values to change lives and shape the future of social care. If you love going the extra mile for people, want to support others to live happy and fulfilling lives, and feel you're a naturally caring person, then a job as a care professional may be just up your street! Further information is in the link below.


Looking for Training or Skills Development

There is a wide range of organisations providing free learning opportunities, further information can be found in the links in the box below.

The Springboard Charity - Free Opportunities in the Hospitality Sector

All of their courses are free to participants and include:

  • Soft skills and confidence building training
  • Employability skills training – CVs, interview skills, effective job hunt
  • Hospitality related certified e-learning
  • Hospitality related accredited qualifications
  • 121 mentoring and coaching
  • Guaranteed interviews with hospitality employers recruiting now

Skills Academies

Free, fully funded courses to help boost your skills and employability in construction, digital, business administration and warehousing.

Skills for Life

Skills for Life Campaign

The Skills for Life campaign aims to support adults to develop their skills by bringing together government-backed skills and training opportunities in a new single campaign and website. Follow the link in the box below for further information.


Find an Apprenticeship

Young people and adults can register for vacancies via Find an Apprenticeship, where you can set up email and text alerts for notification about new apprenticeship vacancies.

Free Resources

You can access free resources like Parent Packs or posters for teachers, parents, support workers, and careers advisors who offer advice and guidance about apprenticeships, on the GOV.UK website or Amazing Apprenticeships.

Follow @Apprenticeships on Twitter and National Apprenticeship Service on LinkedIn.

Employment Advice and Support

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas)

Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. They also offer training and help to resolve disputes. Further information is in the link below.

Opportunities and Support for Young People

The Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust work with young people aged 11 to 30 from all over the UK. They work with delivery partners across the UK to offer hundreds of free courses, grants and mentoring opportunities to inspire young people to build their confidence and start a career. Follow the link to the website below for more information.

Help for Universal Credit claimants aged 18 to 24

Find out about the help for Universal Credit claimants aged 18 to 24 to find a job, work-related training or an apprenticeship though the Youth Offer by following the link in the panel below.

Last updated 24 May 2024
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