Leicester has the largest economy in the East Midlands with a Gross Value Added total of £15.3 billion. Apprenticeships are something that Leicester does in a big fashion too with 770 starts in 2005/6 growing to 2,950 in 2013, according to Office for National Statistics figures.
Leicester is home to businesses as large as Next, Jessops and Goldsmiths. The Walker crisp empire was started in Leicester and now makes over 10 million bags of crisps per day making it the UK's largest grocery brand. The city had a strong tradition of manufacturing in the textile industries and this has continued – albeit with some loss to Asian countries in recent years.
The main job sectors for aspiring apprentices and those leaving school are: engineering and machine tools (which have particularly strong formal academic-industrial connections), retail, food and drink manufacturing and financial services.
On NotGoingToUni you can find extensive listings for Leicester school-leavers, college students and junior professionals. You can sort by job type or UK region using the search box above or take a look at our featured vacancies below. Our list of jobs and opportunities changes regularly as new companies and institutions join NotGoingToUni, or as existing partners add new roles and vacancies. The best way to keep up-to-date with the opportunities that are perfect for you is to create your own account http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/register and keep your profile updated.
To give you an idea of the sort of Leicester apprenticeships available here is a selection of companies that regularly work with us at a local and national level:
- Starbucks looking for barista apprenticeships
- Anthony James Insurance Brokers - Apprentice Account Handlers
- Creative Technical Support Apprentice in Loughborough
- plus many more
Apprenticeships vacancies in Leicester at NotGoingToUni: regularly updated lists of the latest opportunities for school leavers from employers and colleges throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.