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.

Further information

Leicester to Work

This is the umbrella project for Leicester City Council's schemes to get people into work. They include the Apprenticeship Hub as well as Constructing Leicester which encourages apprenticeships in the building sector.


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:

Prince's Trust

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:

Contact us

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