Preparing for adulthood: careers, jobs and training

Getting the right help

There are a range of opportunities to help you find and apply for a job or training.


Self-help services

The information on this page can help you to identify your own career path and find out about the types of work and training that can be accessed in Leicestershire.

If you're in school or college

If you’re still at school or college, careers advice is available through the careers adviser or careers lead. They can help to:

  • decide what you want to do
  • find out about further education and training
  • learn how to complete a CV, apply for a job or training

If you're not in education, employment or training

You can use the Careers Advice Service if you’re:

  • not in education, training or a job and
  • 16 to 19 years old (or 16 to 25 years old if you have a learning disability or special educational need)

Telephone: 0116 305 6620

Support and training

Jobcentre Plus - Specialist Employability Support

Specialist Employability Support is intensive support and training to help you into work if you’re disabled.

You can apply if other employment programmes and schemes, such as Access to Work aren't suitable for you.

You’ll usually get Specialist Employability Support for 12 months.

For more information, visit the website or:

Telephone: 0345 606 0234
Textphone: 0345 605 5255
Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm


If you’re disabled or have a physical or mental health condition that makes it hard for you to do your job, you can:

  • talk to your employer about changes they must make in your workplace
  • apply for Access to Work if you need extra help

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