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Finding a job in East Midlands

East Midlands river and hills

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, adult 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.

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.


Greater Lincs Online Jobs and Careers Fair

28th July 2021 10am – 1pm

The fair will be hosted by Holly Mumby-Croft, MP for Scunthorpe.

At the event you will be able to meet employers, browse vacancies and find out more about these organisations.
You will also be able to discuss and apply for vacancies with employers on the day.

There will be a variety of Employers from across Lincolnshire who will be present.

Typically each Jobs Fair attracts 60 exhibitors from a range of sectors including manufacturing and engineering, health and care and the visitor economy;
At the last fair in June, 43 exhibitors were advertising at least one job vacancy

On 28th July, Lincolnshire County Council, the NHS and TSC foods will be recruiting for more than 10 vacancies each
Also we will welcome new exhibitors from the Health sector, Care Plus Group and Community Integrated Care, each advertising multiple vacancies
Morrisons Manufacturing (Lowlands Nursery) will be exhibiting on 28th with multiple opportunities in the agri-food and horticulture industry, with jobs based in South Holland Boston

METIS Aerospace is also joining for the first time, with specialist roles in Engineering and Technology

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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.