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.

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

Department of Work and Pensions

Jobcentre Plus Work Coach now based at the Blaby District Offices

If you are looking for extra support or advice when it comes to job hunting then you can make an appointment with a Jobcentre Plus work coach who is now working from our Narborough offices, meaning you can access the help you need without having to travel into the city centre.

You can find the team in our offices on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Appointments must be made in advance by emailing enterprisingblaby@blaby.gov.uk or calling 0116 275 0555.

Job Fair - 15th March 2023

There are hundreds of jobs available across Leicestershire with businesses that took part in our recent Job Fair and we were also joined by organisations offering support and advice for those looking for employment or a change of career.

Look in the External Links panel to find out more information:


Recruitment Opportunities at Fosse Way Prison


It’s only a matter of weeks to go before HMP Fosse Way becomes operational and they have a variety of job opportunities available.  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.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust values Honesty, Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork.  They are a provider for Mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health for adults and children, prison health and their low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital.

They are Stonewall Diversity Champions (reaching the accolade of Top Employer in the UK in 2015), Disability Confident Employers, Age Positive, Mindful Employers, and signatories of the British Deaf Association’s BSL Charter, the Armed Forces Covenant and the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter.

They have exciting opportunities to join the Offender Health Directorate working at HMP Fosse Way.

HMP Fosse Way is set to open in mid-2023 and is a Category C Resettlement Prison. HMP Fosse Way will house 1,715 prisoners and focus on the rehabilitation of offenders and their reintegration back into society.  It consists of 7 House blocks across 4 floors. There is a dedicated healthcare suite located in the main building with also additional multi use rooms across the establishment including rooms for groups or 1-2-1s.


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.

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.

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.

Work and Skills Leicestershire

Skills, training, employment: Work & Skills - supporting the residents of Leicestershire to achieve their work goals, whatever their situation. Further information is in the link below.

Looking for Training or Skills Development

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

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 22 March 2023
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