Recruitment Support

If you need help to fill urgent vacancies, The Leicester Employment Hub can connect you with individuals that are immediately available.

We can also help with advice on apprenticeships and accessing funding.

Complete the contact form below and we’ll be in touch to discuss your requirements and business needs.

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Help shape the future of Leicester and Leicestershire skills provision

East Midlands Chamber are seeking the views of businesses in Logistics, Manufacturing and Sport, physical activity and human health sectors, to ensure that the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) accurately reflects the needs of employers in the region.

Click the link below to find out more.

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Employer Funding

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Kickstart Extension Scheme (KSES)

The SME Kickstart Extension Scheme (KSES) is open to private sector SMEs and voluntary sector organisations employing less than 250 people located in Leicester and Leicestershire.

We offer grants to extend DWP Kickstart scheme placements from 6 to 12 months.

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Funding for apprenticeships

We can support employers in Leicester and Leicestershire to fully fund their apprenticeship training.

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CITB construction grants and funding

CITB offers support to the construction industry through their grants and funds.

CITB grants cover day to day training and their funds cover specific projects and commissions.

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Support for Employers

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The Leicester Graduate City Project

We can support you to recruit a skilled, enthusiastic student intern, dedicated to work on a key area of activity, helping your business develop and grow.

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E-Commerce support for local employers

The digital technology boom is accelerating, helping employers make the most of staffing resources and to manage their operations. Increased home working can also increase productivity and reduce costs.

We have identified training opportunities for existing and new employees to help businesses manage the current situation and add capacity moving forwards.

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Recruiting ex-offenders

Many employers are not aware of the benefits of hiring ex-offenders, find out more about the support on offer to businesses by clicking the link below.

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Support with recruiting graduates

Read our guide to recruiting for graduate positions, including all the features of a graduate job.

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Employers in the Motor Vehicle sector

Get help to train new skilled technicians for your business.
Saves you valuable time and expense.
Help hiring and training staff for any type of role within your business.

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Guidance for employers

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Preventing discrimination

We’re committed to working with employers who have committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and ensuring that everyone who applies to work with them is not discriminated against in any way.

Find out more about how to avoid discrimination during recruitment on the gov.uk website, by clicking the link below.

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Become a Disability Confident Employer

Nearly 7 million people of working age in the UK are disabled or have a health condition. Encouraging applications from disabled people is good for business. Find out how you can benefit by clicking the link below.

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Guidance for Employers with Apprentices during COVID-19

Click the link below for Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers, end-point assessment organisations and external quality assurance providers.

Apprenticeship COVID-19 employer guidance