Employment, Skills and Training Opportunities

Blaby District Job Fair - Find Your Future

Join us at our next Job Fair taking place on Monday 10 October 2022 from 3.00pm to 6.00pm at the Blaby District Council offices, Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP.

It's very easy 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 Novus Flex digital demand transport service (which replaced ArrivaClick) runs from New Lubbesthorpe to the local bus stops near to the Blaby District Council offices  

Links to all these services are in the external link panel below.

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.

Whether you’re looking for your first step onto the career ladder or a change in direction then come along and find your future fit.

Meet the team and find out about the exciting employment opportunities we have available within Blaby District Council including a Customer Services Advisor, Refuse and Recycling Loader, Housing Assessment Officer and Democratic Services & Scrutiny Researcher.

We are also joined by Serco who Blaby District are working in partnership with. It’s only a few months to go before HMP Fosse Way becomes operational and they have opportunities that range from Prison Custody Officers, Administrators and Psychologists to Chefs, Facilities Management and Trades. If you are looking for an interesting career and the opportunity to work with a motivated team in a diverse and supportive environment, meet the team and find out how you can make a difference to the lives of others every day.

We have hundreds of jobs available across Leicestershire with a wide range of local employers.  Jobseekers of any age can find out about employment opportunities including full and part-time work and apprenticeships.

  • Join the Busy Bees Nurseries team who are looking for Early Years Educators (qualified and unqualified), apprentices, Relief, Centre Director, Assistant Managers and Assistant Chefs
  • Freed of London Ltd (Blaby) have various full-time vacancies and shoemaking trainee positions for those aged 16 and over. Meet the team and hear about the opportunities they have and the chance for a rewarding career with a local based company
  • The Leicestershire County Council (LCC) Crisis Response Team and Home Care Assessment Team have job opportunities within both teams and can also talk to you about all LCC vacancies. They are currently looking for 15 Community Response Support Workers (Crisis Response Team) and 5 Reablement Support Workers (The Home Care Assessment Reablement Team)
  • Also from Leicestershire County Council (LCC) we have Shared Lives Services who have unlimited vacancies both full-time and part-time – they are seeking carer applicants who are able to provide longer term placements, short breaks, and day services
  • Meet the team from Marriott Leicester and discover exciting opportunities to work for an international employer and the chance to join or start a career within hospitality. They have a mix of full and part-time vacancies across their Restaurant, Banqueting, Kitchen and Maintenance teams
  • Joining us will be Ellesmere College, a large special school which caters for students aged 4-19 with a range of special educational needs. Find out about a rewarding career and their current permanent and part-time Level 2 teaching assistant opportunities, suitable for those aged 16 years and over
  • Leicestershire Employment Hub can help with a variety of vacancies across all sectors in Leicestershire, whether it's full or part-time work or an apprenticeship you are looking for
  • Meet the team from Stadar Cleaning, a commercial office cleaning service. Find out how they can help you find full and part-time local employment opportunities working in premises such as schools, offices, and showrooms
  • Optima UK can help you find permanent and fixed-term work as well as apprenticeships. With over 170 vacancies and 25 apprenticeships it’s certainly worth coming along to speak with them
  • Midlands Arriva will be there. Talk to their friendly and helpful team about the full-time permanent driving and engineering vacancies they have across their Leicestershire depots
  • Meet the team from Palmers Garden Centre who are currently recruiting for full and part-time catering assistants and an assistant catering manager, and find out how you can become part of their team
  • Find out about opportunities with Barnado's who are recruiting for a Children's Residential Home opening soon on Narborough Road, in partnership with Leicestershire County Council. There are 25 full-time permanent positions for support staff of varying levels
  • Come and talk to the Inspired to Care team and find out about the thousands of exciting social care jobs across Leicestershire. There are opportunities for jobseekers aged 16+. Find out if a career in social care where you can support others may be just up your street!
  • Everards Brewery will be joining us with exciting opportunities to join them as team members and chefs
  • If you are looking for a rewarding career, Help at Home provide a range of home care services for people living in Leicestershire and currently have 20 full and part-time, permanent vacancies. Care worker opportunities are for those aged 16 and older
  • Almond Care Children's Services will be joining us. They have permanent full and part-time opportunities for people aged 22 and older, as care professionals supporting clients living with the most complex requirements to provide nurse-led care in their own homes
  • If you're looking for flexible, self-employment working opportunities then we have the friendly team from Avon joining us
  • Accept Recruitment agency can help you find full and part time employment opportunities, they specialise in driving, logistics, warehouse and commercial sectors and have multiple vacancies available

There will also be support for those needing help with job seeking, training and development:

  • The Royal Mencap Society is recruiting for a 16-week Warehouse traineeship programme for sites in Leicestershire at Lutterworth and Hinckley for people aged 19-24 with a learning difficulty, disability, autism or mental health
  • The National Careers Service offer free careers advice and support into employment, including help with C.V.s, courses, career planning, interview preparation and anything related to getting ready to step into employment
  • The Prince’s Trust can help with free courses, grants and mentoring opportunities to inspire young people to build their confidence and start a career
  • The Department of Work and Pensions will be there to help support those seeking employment and offer advice
  • Leicester College can help you consider training and development opportunities as well as offer information on apprenticeships
  • The Work. Live. Leicestershire. (WiLL) project team from Voluntary Action Leicestershire can support individuals from Blaby district to find employment, or access education, training and volunteering
  • The helpful team from Leicestershire Adult Learning Service (Go Learn! and Work and Skills Leicestershire) will be able to help you find the right skills, training and employment opportunities

Resources

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.

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.

Apprenticeships

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 3 October 2022
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