Resources and Support

There are resources and support available to help you at whatever stage you are at in your search for a job. Check out the below programmes which can help you to build up your skills, gain qualifications and ultimately enter employment, or even to help you to become self employed!

Skills Support for Redundancy

Funded, tailored training to support individuals and businesses.

Skills Support for Redundancy (SSR) is an initiative designed to support employers and individuals affected by redundancy. SSR is a tailored service to meet your needs, offering a wide range of training support. A dedicated Partnership Coordinator will work with you to identify the best sources of support and training to help you achieve your career goals and get back to work.

Co-financed by the Education & Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund, this service is delivered by Serco.

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Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP)

Check out the LLEP World of Work videos which are full of local information about the world of work in Leicester and Leicestershire.
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Work Live Leicestershire

The Work Live Leicestershire project supports adults into work across the Harborough District. They offer:

  • CV refreshing
  • Job search tips
  • Employment hotline
  • Exclusive online courses
  • Regular, remote 1-2-1 support

Read about some of the success stories that have come from the programme: #Covid Stories | Work.Live.Leicestershire (WiLL)

Phone: 01455 856330

Email: hello@ruralcc.org.uk

Website: https://www.workliveleicestershire.org.uk/ 

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Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service

The Skills for Work area within Leicester Adult Skills and Learning Service (LASALS) offers a range of courses to improve individuals’ job prospects.

The courses are designed for adults who are looking for work, looking to progress in a current career or thinking of a career change. LASALS also offers an Access to Higher Education programme for people interested in going to University. Learners and their aspirations are supported whether they have no experience or want to build on existing skills (up to level 3).

LASALS offers careers information, advice, and guidance from qualified and experienced advisers. Helping their learners to make informed choices and decisions regarding their future career pathways and progression.

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great option for people of all ages. They give you the ability to learn and earn at the same time, as well as giving you invaluable on the job experience. You can now find apprenticeships across a range of sectors and at varying levels. So, whether you have just left school, university, another job or have been out of work for a while, an apprenticeship could be a great option for you.

Search for local Apprenticeship opportunities using the link below.

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Leicestershire Cares

Leicestershire Cares is very active in getting individuals work ready and back into the workplace. This includes young people with care experience, homeless young people and ex-offenders.
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All About School Leavers

At AllAboutSchoolLeavers they help school leavers to get jobs and understand the career paths available to them. Use their website to find information on the different levels of apprenticeship—Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree—as well as the latest school leaver job news and advice to help guide you on your career journey.

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Job Centre Plus

If you are a job seeker you will already be using the Job Centre however make sure you follow them on Twitter for job search on the go!

Follow their dedicated social media feed for the area for jobs, events (including virtual job fairs) and essential careers advice! They are live on social Monday – Friday, 9 – 5pm.

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National Careers Service

The National Careers Service offers free impartial information, advice and guidance to help you move on in work and life from professional Careers Advisers. They can support anyone, aged 19 or above – whether you are unemployed or in work.

Visit their website for:

  • Skills assessment – Learn more about your skills and match them to potential new careers
  • Explore careers – Choose from over 800 career profiles to discover what each job involves.
  • Find a course – Look for online learning opportunities and training courses local to you.

Phone: 0800 917 9419

E-mail: NationalCareersServiceNCC@futuresforyou.com 

Futures delivers the National Careers Service in the East Midlands and East of England.

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The Skills Toolkit

Digital and numeracy skills are amongst those that are most sought after by employers, and can help you progress in work and boost your job prospects. Digital skills can be anything from using social media and staying safe online to coding, programming or digital marketing.

You can choose from a selection of high quality courses put together in collaboration with experts. Find a level and time to study that’s right for you. The Skills Toolkit makes it easy for you to boost your skills.

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Prince’s Trust

The Princes Trust is open to 16-30 year olds and offers the one-to-one support, advice and guidance you need to develop your confidence and gain skills.

Enterprise programme – Find funding and mentors to help you become your own boss, doing something you’re passionate about.

Team Programme – Have an adventure away from home, where you’ll find out what you’re really capable of.

Help Getting a Job – Want to work out what you’re passionate about and gain confidence to start your career? On the Princes Trust free courses you’ll get the chance to wow potential employers and learn from people who’ve already worked their way up at companies like ASOS, Sony, the NHS and Gap.

Coronavirus Support Hub – Find advice and guidance to help you develop your confidence and skills, as you explore your next steps for finding a job or becoming self-employed.

Get Into – ​​​​​​​For those aged 16 to 30 and are looking for ‘on the job’ experience and training.

Get Started – If you’re 16-25 and out of work, education or training, the ‘Get Started’ programme will give you the chance to take part in a week of activities with help from inspirational experts.

Read success stories: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/success-stories

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Thinking of starting your own business?

Are you thinking of starting your own business? There are resources to help you! Get in touch with us for support in accessing free programmes to help you get started such as the NBV Programme. This programme offers a three-day training course which will give you the skills that you’ll need to start and manage a successful small business. They also offer start-up grants.

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Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Looking for a job or volunteering opportunity in the sport and well-being sector? Leicestershire and Rutland Sport have a wealth of information for anyone wanting to find out more about working in the sport sector with a focus on Leicester and Leicestershire.

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The Construction Leadership Council’s 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.

  • Works by promoting you directly, through your online profile and CV, to interested organisations, both regionally and nationally
  • Dedicated resourcing portal providing direct contact between companies and individuals
  • Automated job alerts and saved searches to keep in touch with any new opportunities
  • A 24/7 presence providing local exposure to interested companies with visibility and access to their vacancies
  • Simple, easy to use system with tracking and management of your applications and any expressions of interest you receive
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Go Construct

If you are interested in a career in construction, use the Go Construct website to find advice on careers in the sector, which jobs may be best suited to you and how to apply for careers in construction.

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Learn-AT

Have you ever considered training to be a teacher?

Have you enjoyed home-schooling your children and realised it is what you’ve always wanted to do!

Maybe you have a friend or relative that is about to leave University and is wondering what to do next.

Or perhaps your current role has been affected by the Coronavirus crisis and you think now would be a great time to retrain and do something different….

At Learn-AT we don’t just teach the children, we also teach the teachers!

Our School Direct Training Programme is aimed at high-quality graduates who want to be part of a school team from day one.

Learn-AT Teaching School works in partnership with the University of Leicester, an accredited ITT provider, which helps to deliver and quality assure the training and recommends the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on successful completion of the programme.

On completing our School Direct programme with Leicester you will gain credits towards your Masters degree. And as a University of Leicester student you will have access to all University facilities and their ITT education team are on hand to support you throughout your programme.

For more information take a look a look at our website or complete a register of interest form here and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Courses and Qualifications

Many of the above programmes can help you to access funded courses and qualifications. You can also find free courses at the below sites. Click to find out more:

If you can’t find what you are looking for, or if you are not sure what the best option is for you, then please get in touch and the team can help you.

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