Support for Young People

Connexions Leicester City

Connexions is an impartial careers service for young people in Leicester aged 16-18 (up to 25 for people who have had an EHCP or are a care leaver) providing information, advice and guidance on education, employment and training. Support will be delivered face to face in your local community venue or virtually.

Please complete the form below, and one of our team will be in touch. 

Visit Connexions at:

2 Wellington Street, Leicester LE1 6HL

9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday

9.30am – 4pm Friday

We are currently reviewing our opening hours. Our hours may vary at this time, so please be sure to contact us via phone or email before planning your visit to our office.

Call us on: 0116 454 1770 

Or you can email us at

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Case Study one - Chisom

“I would recommend the people and the program—the staff don’t discriminate, don’t judge you and this builds your confidence. My advisor Chris understood what I needed which was to slow down and take things step by step. Chris knew that I was adjusting to a whole new way of living and that I needed to get to know people first. It has prepared me and given me the basics for being able to work.”

Chisom’s mum Cynthia says:

“The programme is absolutely amazing, it has greatly changed my son's perception of being in the public. My son said he feels very confident and ready to go out and explore his talents. Chris and Chrissie, you both are amazing! Thanks very much. I'm definitely going to recommend.”

Case Study Two:

"I don’t think I’d be where I am right now without your support so I’m very grateful. I think I’ve grown a lot more confident and developed new skills. The Personal Development course helped with routine and communication skills. I became more resilient, organised and better with time management. It’s been really helpful having your knowledge and guidance and being able to communicate regularly, knowing I can ask for your help has made me feel much better and I don’t want it to stop!"

Case Study - Ephraim

“The support has been very good. I feel like I've had lots of options. The staff are amazing and understand what I've needed. They have opened doors for me, recommending places for me to go to and told me about the advantages and disadvantages. For example, Juniper, Prince's Trust and employment.

My motivation to achieve positive things for myself has improved, I feel like I'm back on track! My mum's not upset with me anymore and I've discovered a new passion, sports coaching, which I'm going on to do as an apprenticeship now."


We really value your feedback as it helps shape and improve our service.

Click the link below to give your feedback on our service.

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‘The Connexions adviser gave me very good advice and helped me make decisions that could be life changing’

‘My Connexions adviser helped me with my options after Year 11 and my future plans. I appreciated the help’

Applying for post-16 education

PS16 is an online prospectus and application system for young people to apply to school sixth forms, colleges and training providers. If you are in a Leicester City school your school will support you with this.

For support, please contact Connexions Leicester City on 0116 4541770 or email

If you are not registered at a Leicester City school but would like to apply to Leicester City Post 16 provision, you can click the link below. 

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Additional support

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Start careers site

Start is a great resource to help you identify the right career for you and to provide you with information on what you'll need to do to achieve your choice.

It's aimed at 11 - 18 year olds but useful for all ages.

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icould is a website which helps draw links between school subjects and jobs.

icould uses the power of personal stories to inform and inspire young people’s career choices.

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Support for Ex offenders

If you are an ex offender we can help you.

Click the link below to find out about inclusive employers, top tips, pre employment support services, case studies and more.

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Better Off Leicester

BetterOff will show you the benefits you are entitled to and will help you to apply for them online. BetterOff also provides information on how to find and apply for jobs.

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Leicester Tigers Dynamite Programme

The Dynamite programme offers Key Stage 4 students, who are or have been in mainstream education, the chance to gain sports-based qualifications here at Welford Road. We offer a unique service based in the heart of the stadium, in our specially constructed Tigers Education Centre.

Click the link below to find out more.

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