Getting back into work with Recruit Fosse

What is Recruit Fosse?

A programme jointly run by South Leicestershire College and Fosse Park that aims to get local unemployed people back into work.

 The programme is available to unemployed local residents or those on income support, enabling them to gain a retail qualification through South Leicestershire College. The workshops include a CV surgery to help participants with the job application process and interview skills.

So far, 54 people have secured employment within the park at stores including Marks and Spencer, Primark, Argos, Boots, Next, Currys and Superdrug.

Lisa Smart, Workplace Co-ordinator for the programme said:

“Getting back onto the work ladder can be a daunting prospect and this programme provides the confidence boost that many people need to get back out there. The groups we have worked with so far form such a strong bond and develop so much in such a short space of time, we hope to continue this success going forward.

“As part of the programme we also work with individuals on income support to help those who are carers get back onto the jobs ladder. We also actively support The Prince’s Trust by providing training to young people who are participating in retail work experience.”

Priya Kaur Taank – People and Culture Manager for Primark at Fosse Shopping Park commented: “The Recruit Fosse Service has been an asset in being able to promote Primark’s core values, an integral part of which is supporting the local community. Thanks to the service provided, Primark have had the pleasure of engaging with an array of talented individuals, some of whom are now coveted members of the team.”

The programme is also supported by The Crown Estate, which owns Fosse Park.

The next jobs and skills fair is:

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Fosse Shopping Park – Mezzanine Floor above the Food Court, LE19 1HY

The Fosse Jobs and Skills Fair is the ideal chance to:

  • Access training and skills advice and free workshops
  • Visit our stand to find out about Apprenticeships, full-time and part-time courses plus much more!
  • Meet employers and find out about a huge range of job vacancies

Employers attending on the day include:

Primark, Mcdonalds, Walkers Crisps, Hastings Direct, Leicester City Council, Amazon, DPD and Busy Bees Nurseries.

Click here to discover more and register your place from Friday 12 May. 

For more details call 0116 272 7735 or email


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