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The Leicester Employment Hub (Priority 2.2) officially launched in June 2018 and is managed by Leicester City Council, and ends in September 2020, supporting both local SMEs and local residents with multiple barriers to work.

Support for the unemployed or inactive: see the range of offers to help clients into work on the provider/programme links on the left side of this page.


Graduate Retention Open Call

A new European Social Fund Open Call for Leicester and Leicestershire was released on 17 September 2018 and closed on 10 December 2018.  This call is focused on Graduate Retention and has an allocation of £1.3 million of LLEP ESF funding under Investment Priority 2.2.  Applications are currently being appraised by the Managing Authority. 


For further information contact Fiona Baker the LLEP’s Strategy Lead for Skills on 0116 454 1550