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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 partner's 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, if you visit the Visit Blaby website you will find links to these businesses that may have local employment opportunities.

There is a dedicated area for young people at the bottom of this page.

Looking for Employment

Leicester Employment Hub Recruitment event - running from the 6th - 15th September 2021

Vacancies are now live for the Virtual #Hub100 recruitment event.  There are apprenticeship and job opportunities available, and you can view them on the link below. 

To apply:

  • Go to the Hub100 page and look through the vacancy list
  • Apply using the form at the bottom of the Hub100 page
  • Someone will then get in touch with you, initially via email
  • The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 15 September

Job Help

Job Help is a dedicated website from Job Centre 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.

Leicestershire and Rutland Sport

A career in sport, physical activity, fitness and leisure is incredibly rewarding, use their Active Together Job Finder link in the panel below which is designed to help you find your ideal job either locally or nationally. If you are looking for further career information, please visit their 'Careers' section. If you are interested in volunteering opportunities, 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.

Further information and how to apply in the link below.

Looking for Training or Skills Development

There are a wide range of organisations providing free learning opportunities that you can access online.  Information and links to these resources are in the box below.

National Skills Fund

The National Skills Fund aims to help adults to train and gain valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects and support the economy.

Follow the links below to find out about the schemes and particular opportunities. 

Free Level 3 qualifications for adults

Any adult aged 19 and over, who does not already have a level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or A levels), or higher, can access hundreds of fully funded level 3 courses.

Skills Boot-camps

Skill Boot-camps offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks for adults aged 19 or over and who are either in work, self-employed, recently unemployed or returning to work after a break. Some Skills Boot-camps have additional eligibility criteria. They give people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer. 

Learning Curve are offering funded Skill Boots-camps in offsite construction and are working very closely with local construction employers to get local people into work quickly via 12-week intensive training programmes. For further information see the flyer in the download panel.


Find an Apprenticeship:

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

Free Resources:

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

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

Government Redundancy Support Service:

The coronavirus pandemic has caused some organisations to make redundancies, leaving enthusiastic, hardworking apprentices without an employer.  If you’re facing redundancy, then the Government Redundancy Support Service for Apprenticeships can help to support you as you get ready to take the next step in your career.  Further information in the link below.

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 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.

Supporting Young People into Health and Social Care Job Roles and Apprenticeships

The Prince's Trust are committed to supporting young people into Health and Social Care Job Roles and Apprenticeships.  

If you're in the East Midlands, aged 16-30 and aren't in full time education, employment or training, you're eligible

This mentoring programme will provide you with:

6 months of tailored support which can be worked around your schedule 1-2-1 direct support

option to apply for a grant (usually £150) for work essentials, like travel costs help

and access to FREE training courses and volunteering opportunities CV writing and confidence building

Local job opportunities

Register your interest now by emailing Enquiries.H&







Current Training and Development Opportunities starting in September 2021

If you enjoy solving problems and want a career in the IT industry, this free Google online course is for you - last date for enrolments is Monday 13th September 2021

The Google IT Support Professional Certificate runs for three months, with 12-16 hours of study each week.
You'll learn online, with a combination of assisted learning and self-study. On completion, you'll receive a highly respected certificate to impress potential employers with and receive help to find an entry-level IT support job.

On the course you'll cover:

1. Technical support fundamentals
2. The bits and bytes of computer networking
3. Operating systems and you
4. System administration and IT infrastructure
5. IT security: defense against the digital dark arts

All our support is free of charge. To apply you need to be a motivated learner, aged 18 - 30, live in Leicestershire, not in education, training or stable employment and looking for a career in IT Support. You will need to have access to a computer or laptop.  There is a taster day on Monday 27th September 2021, Induction Day on Tuesday 28th September and the launch date is Wednesday 29th September 2021. Register here.

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.

Care Leavers Internship Scheme Offer - Apply before Friday 24 September 2021

This is a great opportunity for Care Leavers – 12 month internship placements across Government departments, including the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), locations in Leicester are listed. Details are now live and available on the link below.

Last updated 14 September 2021
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