Pre employment training and support
If you aren't quite ready for an apprenticeship, we can help you improve your numeracy and literacy, or help you develop your skills and work experience.
Leicester to Work
This is the umbrella project for Leicester City Council's schemes to get people into work. They include the Step-Up project which offers paid work placements and the apprenticeship hub as well as Constructing Leicester which encourages apprenticeships in the building sector.
Hub Charter Group
Leicester Apprenticeship Hub has drawn together a number of local training providers to better co-ordinate apprenticeship provision for city residents and local employers. They can offer training, placements and advice. You can see the charter in the download below. View all the training providers and opportunities they have available.
Step-Up work placements
Paid work experience placements, generally for six months that can build skills and confidence to grab that permanent job opportunity - You must have been out of work for six months to be eligible.
Traineeships prepare young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.
They provide the essential work preparation training, maths and English, and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job. To find out more please use the link below:
Work Ready People
This agency helps as many unemployed people as possible on their journey into meaningful, long-term employment. They are a national provider of training and employment support services and also offer Traineeships and have recently set up a scheme with Halfords. To find out more please use the link below:
Juniper runs the Mint programme which provides free training for 16-18 year olds to get them ready for work. Many other opportunities are available. To find out more please use the link below:
If you are aged 13-30, unemployed or struggling at school, the Prince's Trust can help you in a number of ways, including free training courses, brand new experiences, support, mentoring and finance. To find out more please use the link below:
Write to us: Leicester City Council, City Hall, Economic Regeneration, 3rd Floor (West Wing), 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ
Ring us on: 0116 454 2952