Leicester City Council
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Mandeep Judge – Strategic HR Recruitment Advisor
[email protected]
0116 454 4439
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Nilesh Ruda – Strategic HR Recruitment Advisor
[email protected]
0116 454 4402
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We serve a population of over 300,000 and are
one of the biggest employers in the City
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Diversity
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City Mayor – Leader
Sir Peter Soulsby - City Mayor
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Investing over £60m in
city economy to 2015
(including external grant
of £22m)
Focus…..
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Supporting people into
work and training
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Supporting Business
start up and growth
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Infrastructure to support
city development
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Creating a thriving city
centre
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Developing a confident
city
• 220 Apprenticeships created
(further 200 planned to 2015)
• 173 Work Placements created
(further 150 planned to 2015)
• 810 jobs created related to city
actions (further 1,000 planned to
2015)
• 50 Graduate Placements created
(further 60 planned to 2015)
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Job Seekers Allowance claimants
reduced…..
April 2012 -13,063
(including 3,159 18-24 yr olds)
Jan 2014 - 9,904
(including 2,455 18-24 yr olds)
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We recognise that attracting recent graduates is vital to
the economic well-being of Leicester and the City Council
Key drivers to graduate recruitment at Leicester City
Council set challenging targets for the employment of
young people including graduates across the City and with
the Council
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Support from Senior Management
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A range of options to make it quicker, simpler and more
flexible to recruit graduates
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Can also be seen as less risky than traditional approaches
to recruitment
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National Graduate Development Programme
Short term internships
Paid Internships by another local university
Placements
Work experience
Uni temps
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Fresh Ideas and methods of working to the
council
Address skills shortages at the City Council,
Council’s reputation as an employer of choice
Retain graduates and talent in the city
Cost effective and flexible solution
Diverse workforce
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Not seen as an attractive option
Poorly completed application forms
Lack of preparation
Perception of low pay
Branding & awareness
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Careers fairs
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Campus talks
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Raise our profile
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Encourage students to consider us
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Career workshops
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Application advice
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