If you’re concerned about future recruitment, want to raise awareness of your sector, or give something back – why not get involved at the grassroots? 

This guide has all the information you need to offer employer encounters, the experience of the workplace, work placements, and get involved with the new T-level industry placements.  

What’s in it for employers?

Many employers may feel they don’t have the time or resources to offer placements or work experience, or wonder what benefit they would have for their business. 

This guide sets out the benefits for employers, including securing a talent pipeline to your business and ensuring your sector is considered by young people moving into the world of work.  

Useful contacts

Supporting schools through the experience of the workplace

Enterprise Adviser NetworkEAN@llep.org.uk. 

Leicestershire Education Business Company (LEBC):contactus@leics-ebc.org.uk. 

Research on young people and employers

Access Generation:  jemma.redden@accessgeneration.co.uk.

T Levels or working with local colleges

Brooksby Melton College (SMB Group*): brooksbymelton.ac.uk/contact.

Leicester College: leicestercollege.ac.uk/employers/contact-us/. 

Loughborough College: wpadmin@loucoll.ac.uk. 

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College: ip@nwslc.ac.uk. 

Stephenson College (SMB Group*): stephensoncoll.ac.uk/employers

T-level information: see T Levels 

*Stephenson College and Brooksby Melton College have now merged to form the SMB Group

Internships and working with local universities

De Montfort University: employerliaison@dmu.ac.uk 

Loughborough University: Employer.Services@lboro.ac.uk 

University of Leicester: employer.services@le.ac.uk 

Giving something back to the community

Leicestershire Cares: CharlotteRT@leicestershirecares.co.uk 

Leicester Employment Hubemploymenthub@leicester.gov.uk 

FREE Business support

Business Gateway Growth Hub: growthhub@bizgateway.co.uk