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if_jee-66_2180674Created with Sketch. Employability

Leicestershire Cares pairs volunteers from our business members with schools and colleges across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to deliver high quality, meaningful employability activities. These help improve students’ academic attainment, life chances, social mobility and the potential for future wage earnings, while providing businesses with valuable opportunities to develop their talent pipeline and give back to the community.

Activities your business could get involved with include:

  • Inspirational talks and speedy speakers
  • Workplace visits and tours
  • CV workshops
  • Q&A panels
  • Industry showcase events
  • Employability Team Challenges

We have adapted our Employability events since the COVID-19 pandemic. Since May 2020 we have delivered online careers talks events, developed a virtual employability resource pack and partnered with volunteers from business who have created videos with their advice and tips on different careers.

Upcoming Employability Events

We have a range of events and activities coming up this term and next. We will have more confirmed soon.

Please contact if you'd like to volunteer.

Speedy Speakers Careers Talks:


Fri 28th Jan 22 12:20 - 1:20 Winstanley College - Online or in person


Fri 11th Feb 22 9:00 - 10:00 Timings TBC, Ivanhoe College - Online


Tues 1st Mar 22 9:00 - 10:00 Winstanley College (Year 8) - Online or in person

Mon 7th Mar 22 Timings TBC Madani School

Mon 21st Mar 22 9:10 – 9:40 Limehurst Academy - Online


Mon 25th Apr 22 9:10 – 9:40 Limehurst Academy - Online

CV Workshops:

Wed 15th Dec 21 9:00 – 10:00 Winstanley College - In person if possible. 4 volunteers required to work with Year 9 students

Fri 25th Mar 9:00 - 10:00 - Ivanhoe College (Year 9)

Workplace Behaviours Workshop

Tues 1st Mar 22 9:00 - 10:00 Winstanley College

Interview Experience Day

Fri 18th Mar 22 Timings TBC Limehurst Academy

Skills Workshop (SHINE)

Fri 29th Apr 22 12:20 - 1:20 Winstanley College - in person

'Guess my Job' Workshop

Mon 14th Mar 8:20-9:00 - Soar Valley College

Mon 9th May 22 10:00 - 11:00 - Winstanley College (Year 7)- in person

We’re also open to any new ideas our business members have. If you’d like to get involved, please contact Charlotte in our Children and Young People team on