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Finding a job in East Midlands

The East Midlands, with a population of around 4.8 million, is the eighth largest region in England and includes Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire (including Rutland), Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.  

The main employment sectors are manufacturing, logistics, retail, health and social care. The East Midlands also has one of England’s most important farming sectors, supplying fruit and vegetables to local industries for freezing, canning and jam-making. Stilton cheese and world-famous Melton Mowbray pork pies are manufactured in Leicestershire. 

If you’re looking for a job in East Midlands, there is plenty of support out there to help you: 

Follow your local Jobcentre on Twitter

Keep up to date with jobs, events, career advice and opportunities in your local area. ‘Job hours’ run regularly and are a great place to hear from employers recruiting in your area.

If you don’t already have a Twitter account, it’s free and easy to register on twitter

Sign up to then Staffordshire @JCPinStaffs  twitter account

Sign up to the Lincolnshire @JCPinLincs  twitter account

Sign up to the Leicester @JCPinLeics twitter account

Sign up to the Nottingham @JCPinNotts twitter account

Sign up to the Derby @JCPInDerby twitter account


Search the Find a Job website for the latest vacancies

Whether you’re considering a job change, currently unemployed or facing redundancy, the free Find a job website  service offers a simple way for jobseekers to look for work online.

Look for jobs across East Midlands and the UK by using the location filter to find jobs in the area you are interested in.

Find a Job in East Midlands website

Additional help and information about Find a job is also available, including video guides to help you with registering, searching and creating alerts.

Local organisations supporting people to find a job

In the East Midlands there are many organisations offering online support to help if you are new to the job market, considering a change of career, need help with writing a CV or with interview preparation. If you are out of work and claiming benefits, you can also contact your local Jobcentre work coach for help and advice.

The Youth Employability Support (Yes) Project supports 15-24 years old to take steps towards employment, education and training. The Bridge (East Midlands) website is one of nine local organisations delivering the YES Project across Leicester City and Leicestershire. They offer a range of activities and support services which will help young people to:

  • Believe in themselves
  • Achieve qualifications and learn new skills
  • Prepare for work

Leicestershire Cares helps care leavers, schools, school leavers and ex-offenders to gain work experience and training to overcome barriers to employment. Check out the Leicestershire Cares website for more information.

Leicester Employment Hub provides employment and apprenticeship advice and support for jobseekers. Go to their website for more information about the help available.

The Leicestershire Adult Learning website offers online courses and resources available to support your mental wellbeing and career prospects. Visit the site for tips on self-care, links to your local community support, careers advice, online languages and IT courses, family learning activities, resources for adults with learning difficulties, and much more.

The East Midlands Airport Academy website – Offers training courses at East Midlands Airport and SEGRO Park.

Support for people across the UK

The National Careers Service website provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. 

The Citizen Advice website  provides help and advice about many aspects of work.

The Skills To Succeed Academy website  has free courses to help you build the skills and confidence you need to help make the right career choices and succeed in finding a job.

DWP has partnered with The Open University to offer free training courses and tools to help you find a job, advance your career or grow your business. Go to the Open University website  for more information.

This page helps you find some of the recruitment exercises that DWP are aware of. We’re not recommending a particular employer, just letting you know about some of the jobs available. It’s always a good idea to check out an employer first, and always be careful about sharing your information – find out more at the Safer Jobs website

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