The Leicester Employment Hub: help for employers and job seekers

Leicester Employment Hub

The Leicester Employment Hub is a three year, £3.9 million business support project (ESF open call programme)  for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, run by Leicester City Council This new impartial service helps local employers with their recruitment and training needs. The Hub will work with local businesses as a “critical friend” to support them to access the skills and talent that are vital for future growth.

During the life of the programme, The Leicester Employment Hub (LEH) will engage with over 1000 businesses and will actively support 220 businesses, in relation to the development of an employment and skills plan for their business.  The Hub has partnered with training providers, further education colleges, universities and local authorities with the aim of increasing the knowledge of the Employment and Skills provision and becoming a one stop shop for businesses in Leicestershire. The aim of the Employment Hub is to make education and training provision more responsive to the needs of the local economy by meeting employers’ skills needs and equipping individuals with the skills they require for the world of work. For more information visit the website or email

The LEH can also help job seekers to secure employment, or an apprenticeship, traineeship or work placement, by helping jobseekers to improve their skills and confidence, and in sourcing work experience, internships and volunteering opportunities.

The service is for any Leicester or Leicestershire resident over the age of 16. The website also hosts an events and courses page to keep job seekers updated with local job fairs, training offers and careers events. See .The LEH project commenced on 1st October 2017 and runs to 30th September 2020.

The Leicester Employment Hub was officially launched at the Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony and Awards that was held on 29 June 2018 at De Montfort Hall.

Additionally the Leicester Employment Hub is currently offering Leicestershire businesses Employer Grants of up to £2,500 to support wage costs for paid 6 month jobs or 12 month apprenticeships. Find out more on  Leicester Jobs Fund Employer Grants to see how businesses can benefit from this opportunity.