Job Search & Apprenticeships

Job Search

You can now look and apply for jobs and training, find out about childcare or benefits from one (DirectGov) website - www.direct.gov.uk

  • Search for a job
    Search for jobs, training, careers, childcare or voluntary work.
  • New ways to find a job - using the social networks, Article by BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones on how people are using sites like LinkedIn, Innovate CV and even YouTube to post multi-media CVs
  • Advice from a dragon about finding a job. Deborah Meaden's offers tips for finding a new job

Local Jobs

National Newspaper Job Sites

Apprenticeship Search

  • Register for apprenticeship vacancies
  • Apprenticeships through Loughborough College
  • Information from Leics. Adult Learning Service about local apprenticeship schemes
  • Specialist apprenticeships may also be available in the construction industry. For details please contact the Construction Skills National Specialists Office in Loughborough (tel 0300 456 5547) (www.cskills.org)
  • East Midlands Apprenticeships scheme. Chesterfield College is co-ordinating a regional scheme to offer Adult Apprenticeships in 5 separate work areas. They are interested in talking to either companies interested in taking on apprentices or to people who wish to become apprentices. Note that the grant to companies for taking on 16-18 year olds is £2000. Eligibility criteria
  • Subject Areas

Graduate Job Search

Local jobs for graduates (long term and short term experience)

Web Sites covering Specialist / Public Sector Jobs

  • Career Chain is an organisation set up to support the retention and development of people and skills within the engineering and construction sectors across the East Midlands region. The assistance provided comprises a range of services including:
    • Career guidance
    • Job search support
    • Interview training
    • Helping identify specific training and up-skilling opportunities

Jobs for Disabled Workers

  • Disabled Workers Co-operative
  • Remploy
  • Breaking the Barriers
    Breaking the Barriers is a specialist employment team within Leicestershire County Council. The Service provides support for working age young people and adults who have experienced accident, injury, illness or a disability and wish to begin, maintain or return to work. Under the scheme you can receive information, job coaching, advice as to what is permitted work, how much work you can do without affecting benefits, pay levels, etc. It is linked to the Government Workstep programme. For more information follow the link (telephone 01509 410600) or e-mail.

Help and Advice for Job Hunting

National advice & help

Your CV

  • Writing a Resume (CV) that does not annoy people
    Advice from Harvard Business Publishing on getting to the interview stage. At present any job will get dozens or even hundreds of applicants. This advice is to help ensure that you do not join the discarded pile on the floor.

Local advice & help

  • NextStep is the national service providing careers advice for those over 19. It can help with CV preparation, interview skills and how to find a job
  • Skills for Jobs
    If you have no or few qualifications or have lost confidence in your abilities, we can help. Our Skills 4 Jobs programme offers FREE daytime courses that can improve your skills and help you to make those first steps back into work. If you’re not in work at the moment and you’re over 19, Skills 4 Jobs can provide…
    • One-to-one advice to help you to plan your route back into work
    • FREE courses to help you to improve your job-search skills including Job searching and applying on-line, Effective applications and CV writing, Interview Skills

See also Careers and Benefits advice