Finding a Job

Leicester Employment Hub

The Leicester Employment Hub website is aimed at both job seekers and employers and can help with finding and advertising vacancies. It also provides information on apprenticeships, careers events, and training courses.

Every year, the hub hosts graduation for apprentices that have completed their apprenticeship curse through the Leicester Employment Hub. 

Career Information and Advice

The National Careers Service is a free service that can: 

  • Help you with careers decisions and planning
  • Support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals
  • Motivate you to implement your plan of action
  • Enable you to make the best use of high-quality career-related tools
  • Give access to job profiles, CV building and interview techniques

For young people aged 16-19, Connexions can offer advice and support on education, employment or training.

Connexions Leicester can help city residents, whilst the careers advice team at Leicestershire County Council can help young people in the county.  

Government Support (JobCentre Plus and DWP)

Jobcentre Plus (JCP) supports people of working age from welfare into work. Its also supports employers to fill vacancies and provides support on major redundancies.

Locally, if businesses are recruiting then they can advertise their vacancies with JCP, who can also assist with the recruitment needs of companies.

JCP can also help businesses with other schemes to help local people to gain employability skills, such as ‘sector-based work academies’, work trials and work experience. 

Contact JobCentre Plus   

Find your nearest Jobcentre Plus  

JCP is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)which is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy.

It is the UK’s biggest public service department, administering the state pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers. It also helps people to find employment.

DWP is a ministerial department, supported by 14 agencies and public bodies. 

Contact the DWP  

Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

The ESFA brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.

The ESFA: 

  • Is accountable for £63 billion of funding for the education and training sector, providing assurance that public funds are properly spent, achieves value for money for the taxpayer and delivers the policies and priorities set by the secretary of state. 
  • Regulates academies, further education and sixth-form colleges, and training providers, intervening where there is a risk of failure or where there is evidence of mismanagement of public funds.
  • Delivers major projects and operates key services in the education and skills sector, such as school capital programmes, the National Careers Service, the National Apprenticeship Service and the Learning Records Service.