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Leicester Employability Day

Wednesday 29 May 2024

The Leicester Employability Day 2024 (LED2024) is the third in a series of annual inspirational events that aim to address the underachievement of young people, especially Black boys and young men. The event gives young people (aged 10 to 22) and their parents or carers an opportunity to interact with professionals from the Black community, and a cohort of exhibitors from the public and private sectors, to discover pathways to success and to develop their talents to make viable transitions into adult life and careers.

This free to attend event will run 10.30am – 3.30pm in the Charles Wilson Sports Hall, University of Leicester.

Please note: this event is not suitable for children under 10. All attendees under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Why attend?

  • Discover pathways to success in a wide range of employment sectors
  • Be inspired by and interact with more than 20 professional Black role models
  • Engage with leading community groups who help to prepare young people to become confident learners as they hone their talents
  • Discover what private, public and third sector firms offer students aged 16 plus, university undergraduates and graduates
  • Experience themed workshops and panels of experts - for great hints and tips

Who’s the event for?

Young black people of African, Caribbean and Dual Heritage aged 10-22 and their parents or carers.


There will be a variety of role models and exhibitors, who will be available throughout the day from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

There will also be two employability workshops and two expert panels throughout the day. One set will take place in the morning and the other in the afternoon. 

Employers and representatives at the event: KPMG, Ernst & Young, Capital Group, AtkinsRéalis, Avanade, BIP UK, Fujitsu, PepsiCo, NHS, Babcock International, East Midlands Airport, Manchester Airport, Network Rail, Cyblack, NexaScale, Howes Percival Solicitors, Leicestershire Police, Leicester College, Phoenix Agenda Supplementary School, TwÏn, Springboard, BuildEco, Centrum Solutions and Open Mind Training & Development Ltd.

Register to attend

Click here to book your free place.

Applications close at 6.00pm on 28 May 2024.

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