We work with many local skills providers to help people into work and to increase their skills levels. Our ESF programmes help local people of all ages to move closer to the labour market. See some of our resources below and information on organisations who can help adults with skills, jobs and confidence.

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World of Work Leicester and Leicestershire 2022

A labour market guide for adults, including:

  • Information on different sectors across Leicester and Leicestershire
  • numbers of people employed in those areas
  • which jobs are most advertised
  • skills that employers value
  • links to find out more about getting into work
  • support to help adults move into work, learning, training or apprenticeships.

If you work to support adults into employment and would like printed copies of the guide, please email admin@llep.org.uk.

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One of the  many amazing areas across Leicestershire to work in is the East Midlands Enterprise Gateway, with multiple employers and a wide range of careers. See the video below to find out more!  

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The East Midlands Enterprise Gateway, a great place to work!


A range of free services and resources which can help adults of all ages with skills, jobs and careers

We have coordinated a COVID-19 Redundancy and Recruitment Service for Leicester and Leicestershire to support local employers and people with the impact of the pandemic, working with the National Careers Service, Jobcentre Plus (DWP), SERCO and the Leicester Employment Hub. In addition, the free services and resources below can help people into work, apprenticeships or training. Also click here for a  summary of our latest area ESF support for skills and employment.

National Careers Service

Any individual across Leicester and Leicestershire who needs job search support, careers information, guidance, or advice, or help with skills training, can contact Futures, our area National Careers Service provider, who offer FREE careers support from a qualified careers guidance professional. Call: 0116 261 5907 or email NationalCareersServiceNCC@futuresforyou.com

Leicester Employment Hub

The Leicester Employment Hub promotes local job and apprenticeship vacancies and runs and promotes careers and skills support events.

Jobcentre Plus (DWP)

Jobcentre Plus has a number of schemes to help unemployed people into work or training. The new jobhelp website can also help with job searches.

Skills for Life

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 at gov.uk/skillsforlife

Skills Toolkit

There is a FREE DfE online learning platform, The Skills Toolkit, with lots of courses including digital, numeracy and employability or work-readiness courses.

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

An opportunity for adults to gain a new qualification for free, designed to help them to gain in-demand skills and secure great jobs. Almost 400 qualifications are available from April 2021.