Case Studies & Testimonials

Changing lives

These success stories shine a light on why we’re the trusted choice for improving young people’s chances and upskilling the business community’s future workforce.

Case Studies


Growing Our Own Talent – Evie’s journey from NCS to LEBC’s STEM Ambassador Coordinator

Can you tell me a bit about yourself and the goals for your future career path before you connected with…

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Sam’s Successful Story!

During summer 2018, the Apprenticeships Team supported Sam in his journey from sixth form college into an Apprenticeship. He was…

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Nuffield 2017

Why did you apply for a Nuffield Research Placement? The Nuffield Research Placement appeared as a good opportunity for me…

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Why I chose to do an apprenticeship

A former Brookvale Groby Learning Campus Student, Nikolai Simic chose the apprenticeship route to get ahead in his career. He…

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  • Helping you to Recruit Apprentices

    “LEBC referred some really good candidates to us and we have appointed 2 apprentices who will join our business in September. From the moment we contacted them, they made every effort to understand our needs, work with us through the sifting process and advise on the final offers. Great customer service!”
    Mike Kapur, Sempervox

    “The Hub Le Bas Leicester branch are very grateful to Leicestershire Education Business Company in helping us with identifying a suitable candidate for the vacancy of a sale office apprentice. I would recommend LEBC to any company looking to fulfil any apprentice requirements.”
    Hub Le Bas

    “I will say that Megan was a very good fit for the position we had available and fingers crossed is exactly what we were looking for. She also came to the interview well prepared which was refreshing. It is surprisingly difficult for us as a business to connect with young people in the local area and find the talent we would like to employ and develop, so we appreciate your assistance.”
    Kevin, PSL Freight

    “Alisha at LEBC was very knowledgeable, approachable, and easy to deal with when we started our search for a finance and business apprentice, and we are pleased to say that we have found the perfect candidate. I can’t recommend Alisha highly enough.”
    Christine McDonald

    “LEBC supported us with candidate sourcing, the communication with the team was very good and they organised interview slots promptly. We have now found an apprentice; I would absolutely recommend LEBC to others.”
    Marcus, Somerbys Chartered Accountants

    “LEBC were incredibly easy to work with. They understood our person specification quickly and then sourced some excellent candidates for us to interview. We only had one vacancy for an Apprentice but we could have recruited all three youngsters that sent for interview! After we made our choice they supported us through the offer process as well. We would recommend LEBC without hesitation.”
    Sempervox Team

  • Offering Work Experience Placements including Nuffield Research Placements

    “The student was a very polite, interested and inquisitive person who fitted into our workforce very easily. It was a pleasure to have him here for the two weeks of his placement.”
    Graham Goode Motors Ltd

  • Engage with Schools and Colleges

    “I really enjoyed the event this afternoon, the warm welcome from the staff and pupils, and of course the students searching questions made it a rewarding and engaging afternoon. The format really worked very well. Thanks again for organising this.”
    (Business Volunteer)

    “Our main objectives for participating in this event was supporting the local community, encouraging young people to pursue a career in law and raising the profile of the firm in the local area. The information beforehand was very helpful, provided within plenty of time and responses to questions were quick and helpful. Great event – well organised.”
    (Business Volunteer)

    “This has been without doubt one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things I’ve been involved with. Going into schools and preparing students from the outside world. Mock interviews, talks, careers discussions and role plays. I’ve met some amazing young people and a super group of like-minded business people. There’s a scheme like this in every county and I encourage you to seek it out and give a little back.”
    Duncan Sims, Brook Worthy Law Ltd

  • National Citizen Service NCS

    “As his mum, I never thought he would have the confidence to take part in something like this but he has and I am amazed at how his confidence has grown. Meeting new people and doing exciting things, I hope that he can take these new skills when he starts out on his career path and excel at what he does. I would like to thank the NCS staff who are amazing – just like the young people who took part and completed their 4 week programme.”
    Parent of an NCS participant in May 2018

  • Work Experience Placements

    “The student was a very polite, interested and inquisitive person who fitted into our workforce very easily. It was a pleasure to have him here for the two weeks of his placement.”
    Graham Goode Motors Ltd

  • Careers Support

    “When my mum arranged an interview with the Careers Adviser, I wasn’t sure how that would help much. I didn’t know what I wanted to do anyway. I wasn’t motivated to go. Once I was there, the Careers Adviser I saw was very friendly and assured me that there’s always options and my future starts now. I feel more motivated and I have an idea of what I want to work towards. Thank you so much.”
    (Young Person)

    “This is such a great service, I wish this was available to me when I was in school! I would have known exactly want steps to take towards achieving my goals quickly. I arranged an interview for my son, he came back so motivated and focused. Thank you.”

    “It has made me realise that it is actually down to me to make decisions about my future. It has been helpful to know where to actually get the information I need.”
    (Young Person)

    “My name is Callum and I am currently studying for my A-levels in my home county of Leicestershire. I’ve always had a keen interest in sport as well as a passion for aviation. Thanks to my parents, who kindly funded my first ten flying lessons, really gave me the boost that I needed to take my first steps into a career in aviation. My thanks go out to LEBC and the STEM network who put me in touch with Sam Read, a current Commercial Airline Pilot, who has been giving me guidance along my journey to becoming a Pilot. Like many STEM Ambassadors he kindly gives up his time to come and talk with me, as well as regularly emailing. Of course I would never have met Sam if it wasn’t for the LEBC who teamed up with my school to provide regular careers fairs and open talks. Alongside studying full time and part time work commitments, I have recently completed my first solo flight, and I am now flying solo on various exercises and nearing the end of the course towards completing my license. Last week I was able to meet Sam for lunch after flying circuits at East Midlands Airport, just as Sam had landed from Cyprus.

    Finally, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the STEM network and LEBC, and especially Samantha White, the careers adviser at my secondary school, for all of her help organising careers events as well as giving me a way of staying in touch with Sam after leaving school.”

    “The interview went well, I got the job! Thank you so much for all your help. I don’t know what I would do without you. I can’t thank you enough.”

  • Apprenticeships

    “I am just emailing to let you know I have been successful in gaining a place and have been offered the role of Audit and Assurance at Deloitte I’m Nottingham. Absolutely thrilled. Had my call with a partner in the firm and he offered me the job. Just now waiting for my confirmation email and documents that I need to sign to arrive.”
    Alfred Rudkin

    “LEBC from the very first steps have been nothing but brilliant and helpful in creating the best CV possible, conducting a mock interview and then finding the perfect location for me to attend for my apprenticeship. Throughout the entire process there has been plenty of communication in making sure that the appropriate apprenticeship is found and chosen and the people have been extremely friendly to me throughout it. I would definitely recommend LEBC to anyone considering an apprenticeship as they will go out their way to make sure that it is the best experience possible.”
    Ollie Turnbull

    “LEBC helped me find an apprenticeship in the banking and finance industry. The experience was very good,  they helped me in every way possible; it is a great service. I couldn’t be happier. I am starting an apprenticeship at Mattioli Woods this September. I absolutely recommend anyone looking an apprenticeship to contact LEBC.”
    Hasan Ismail

    “My experience with Alisha in LEBC was amazing. Personally, I have never received as much support as LEBC has provided. She found amazing job opportunities for me and helped me prepare for interviews and gave me a lot of advice and helped with my nerves as I was quite nervous. I would 100% recommend you to friends and colleagues. In fact, I have already recommended Alisha in LEBC to a friend and the support provided to him was immensely helpful and great!”
    Zayba Farid

    “When I had been offered an interview for a degree apprenticeship, I was feeling really apprehensive and nervous. I reached out to the LEBC team and was offered to do a practice mock interview to help me prepare. I found this extremely helpful as it gave me a realistic idea of what to expect from an interview and left me feeling more prepared and less anxious for it. They were also able to offer me invaluable feedback that really helped me to improve my responses when it came to the actual interview. As a result, I was offered the degree apprenticeship as a Technology Degree Apprentice! I am really grateful for all the help I received from the LEBC team and would really recommend anyone wanting to go down the apprenticeship route to contact them!”
    Shalom Gallagher

    “I am very satisfied with the help I received from LEBC. I managed to explore many more apprenticeships and be more open minded about them. My CV has improved so much because of LEBC which gives me more a of a chance to stand out!”
    Kunj Patel

    “The experience that I had with LEBC was amazing. From the start with my CV support which allowed me to feel confident when applying for jobs and Apprenticeships, to the help with finding and arranging interview opportunities for me. Everyone at LEBC made what is usually a very stressful process easier due to their hard work and attention to you as a person and making everything work in your favour.”
    Sam Stephenson

    “I received CV support & careers guidance from LEBC which was very helpful. The Apprenticeships team were supportive and made it easier to decide which career path to take. I now have an Apprenticeship with Caterpillar. I would recommend LEBC to others; they want the best for young people and care a lot.”
    Dylan Panasar

    “With LEBC’s help on my CV and interview skills, I was accepted for interviews and assessment centres at most of the positions I applied for. I’ve now accepted an Apprenticeship at Rolls Royce for the higher degree Apprenticeship. Thank you for all your help, I have been really successful with my applications.”
    Joe Ayre

    “We want to say thank you to you and your team for all the support, services and advice you have given us. Without your support I don’t think Josh would have been so successful, I would highly recommend LEBC and the services you provide!”
    Louise McCabe (Parent)

    “Just wanted to let you know I have been offered an apprenticeship position with PSL Freight and accepted today after attending an interview yesterday. I want to thank you Grace for all of the help and assistance you have given to me to help me on my way with my career and I am extremely grateful. Thanks again.”
    Megan Garton

    “I applied for an IT apprenticeship in Leicester through LEBC after receiving news of an apprenticeship opportunity at my college. Grace Ladkin helped me to improve my CV so that it was the best it could be. She gave me clear interview advice and encouragement prior to my interview. I was very successful and was chosen to be the new IT Apprentice. I cannot thank Grace enough for the help she has given and the constant boost of confidence throughout my time applying for my apprenticeship.”
    Sam Griffiths

    “I’m letting you know that I managed to get a Clinic Coordinator apprenticeship which will be starting shortly. I’d like to thank you for your help and guidance over the last few months to get me on the right track and I’ll keep in touch about my progress and what I’d like to do after. Thanks.”
    Kian Mckenzie

    “I went back to Thakkar this week and will be starting an apprenticeship with them at the beginning of August. Thank you very much for all of your help.”
    Niamh McGuiness

    “I just wanted to say thank you Grace for finding me work experience and giving me help in finding an apprenticeship. I just thought I would let you know that I have been offered an apprenticeship in Business Administration with Bloor Homes. Thank you so much for all of your help.”
    Louise Harris

    “LEBC has helped me in taking the next steps in life by playing a huge part in transitioning me from my A-Levels to a full time Finance Apprenticeship, which is what I have been aspiring to grasp since starting Year 12. They first helped me by talking me through changes I can make in my CV to make it more attractive to employers in the job role I desired. Once this had been done, I was invited to a ‘Mock Interview’ with the CEO of the company, Barbara, where she developed my knowledge of interviews and helped me realise what to prepare in order to stand a chance in being successful. Within a month of finishing my A-Levels, LEBC had already found a couple of apprenticeships that they felt would suit me. Despite the first one not working out, they helped me to remain positive and learn from the experience of not getting the job. When the second apprenticeship interview came, I felt more confident going in and got invited back to the second stage. One week later I tackled the second interview and came out knowing I had given it my best shot and been myself. Later that day, I received a call off Barbara telling me that I had been successful and that I would be starting on the 5th of August. I owe LEBC the world for helping me transition from A-Levels with no planned future, to securing a perfect apprenticeship suited to me.”
    Mason Heard, Finance Apprentice

    “I received my job offer the other day. Thank you for getting me this opportunity, I’m very grateful and your support was very effective. I have received an apprenticeship offer that gives me a great monthly salary and many future opportunities. Without this opportunity I would’ve had to settle for much less but now I have a chance to work hard and live well. Thank you for this Barbara!”
    Ethan Tature

    “I started last Monday and the first week has gone really well and I am enjoying it. Thank you for helping me find this job, it is much appreciated.”
    Chadley Timson

    “Before speaking with Barbara and her team at LEBC, I had never heard of MJ Rees. Now I am looking forward to starting an apprenticeship with them, where I will receive specialist training and invaluable work experience within the world of accounting. Barbara guided me through the whole application process, from writing my CV to preparing for the interview which ensured I felt fully confident. I am really grateful for the opportunity that they gave me – thank you so much!”
    Eve Simpson

    “I just wanted to say thank you so so much for all the help I received as iI have secured my place with the NHS on a clinical apprenticeship for my dream job as an occupational therapist! I can’t wait to start in October and I wouldn’t have gotten here without the help I had with my CV from Grace!”
    Sophie Ambler

    “With the help of LEBC, I have been offered an apprenticeship at Task Corporation Ltd as a Bench, Hand and Joiner Apprentice. I received CV support and interview preparation. Alisha was very friendly, helpful and supportive, which helped me to get an apprenticeship.”
    Corey Mazkenzie

    “Without a doubt I found the support from the people who helped me in LEBC amazing. Their help really eased me when applying for an apprenticeship and creating a CV which I had never done before. Both the people who helped me were very kind and informative. My experience with them is most definitely unforgettable due to how supportive and welcoming the staff that aided me were. I have now found an apprenticeship as a Business and Finance Administrator for Micro Weighing Solutions which is going really well!”
    Maha Khan

  • Nuffield Research Placements Virtual Work Experience

    “I enjoyed it very much and thought it was very helpful and I have learnt a lot from it and gained confidence and have some sort of idea of what my choices are after GCSEs.”

    “I have enjoyed doing this and have learnt a lot of things and it will most definitely help me with my career in the future. It was very helpful and watching the videos and doing the quizzes helped me understand what goes on in a workplace and the challenge was challenging and fun to attempt and I gave it my best.”

    “Overall I believe that this virtual experience was extremely beneficial, it was much better than I had expected considering everything was online as it allowed me to develop some of my independent skills as well as research skills.”

  • Bespoke Opportunities For Pupil Premium, ESOL, Looked After & Vulnerable Young People

    “I found out useful information about myself which I didn’t realise I had. It has made me more aware about what the workplace wants, needs and values.”
    (Young Person)

  • Events

    “Our main aim for running this event was to give all year 10 students a taste of different careers through talks by industry specialists. I can only relay the college’s thanks to you for all your help and organisation. It is very much appreciated and I thought you did a superb job! Very well organised and you were extremely helpful on the day.”

    “The children (and staff!) really enjoyed their day. The workshops were interactive and gained the attention of the children.”

    “We were briefed thoroughly and worked alongside each other through the planning and delivery. It was my first time being so involved in the run up, and I appreciated the guidance and support offered. Thanks to everyone, it was a fantastic day!”

    “I thought the trip was amazing and it has inspired me to go to university and do what I want to do when I’m older. It was an amazing, fantastic, lovely, joyful day!”

    “We would like to say how impressed the team were with the World Of Work trips, the days were the best that they have ever been and we can’t thank you enough. Please can we rebook for next year!”
    St. Paul’s Catholic School

    “The children (and staff!) really enjoyed their day at Highcross. The workshops were interactive and gained the attention of the children. The questions in work booklets really helped the children to get in to the process of talking to staff at Highcross and encouraged them to think some great questions. The day helped the children to realise the variety of job opportunities available in the shopping centre.”
    St. Botolph’s C of E Primary School

    “It was helpful for my future business planning to talk to teaching staff and youngsters about their experiences and needs and make them aware of the existence of my line of work. It was useful to network with other business people. I was very impressed by the organisation before and during the event. The behaviour of the young people was excellent.”

  • Work Experience Placements including Nuffield Research Placements

    “The student was a very polite, interested and inquisitive person who fitted into our workforce very easily. It was a pleasure to have him here for the two weeks of his placement.”
    Graham Goode Motors Ltd

    “Just to say congratulations and thank-you for all your work in setting up our work experience this year. Certainly the best work experience we have had and hopefully a model for the future. So well done; you have been a marvellous support and done an excellent professional job. Many thanks.”
    Colin Cole, Beaumont Leys School

  • Careers Information, Advice & Guidance Services

    “It has made me realise that it is actually down to me to make decisions about my future. It has been helpful to know where to actually get the information I need.”

    “I was first unsure about what course or job I wanted to do. I would like to apply to get on the BTEC level 3 in Graphic Design or another art related subject. This interview has helped me to understand what I would like to study in college. This has also aided in me recognising what I need to do to achieve my goals set out with my Careers Adviser.”

    “I enjoyed the CV workshop. It was delivered in a really fun way which made me take it all on board.”

    “I liked the whole careers day. I liked the active drawing and I think the computer activity got me to have a really hard think about what I want to do when I am older.”

    “Thank you for the careers guidance appointment today, I really enjoyed learning about the new websites. I have successfully found the top 6 recommended jobs that was given. Also I have been looking through the qualifications needed in order to succeed in the job. I just want to say thank you so much it was a huge help to find my feet again.”
    Wigston Academies Trust Student

    “It has been an honour to work with Jackie, she is extremely diligent and often in school researching into the background of the individuals she will interview. She has become familiar with how to access student information to help support them best. I have only ever heard of great comments from the year 11 who have been advised by her. Time and time again they have spoken of how valuable their time with her was. Such help has a long term benefit to young lives.”
    Moat Community College

  • Apprenticeships

    “I just wanted to say thanks for the time you spent with [student] yesterday. She has come in today inspired and buzzing with ideas so thank you so much.”

    “I learnt how to apply online, writing CV’s, personal statements and routes to take for apprenticeships.”

  • STEM Ambassadors

    “The STEM Ambassador was brilliant. Her pitch was just right for year nines and they learnt a lot of science! Thanks LEBC for organising it and please pass on my thanks to the STEM Ambassador for letting us benefit so much.”
    Judi Warren, Deputy Head at Newbridge High School

    “The snake was awesome!”

    “Interesting day, learnt new things, shown actual jobs, told about qualifications needed and using science in the NHS.”

  • Bespoke Opportunities For Pupil Premium, ESOL, Looked After & Vulnerable Young People

    “I found out useful information about myself which I didn’t realise I had. It has made me more aware about what the workplace wants, needs and values.”
    (Young Person)