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Leicester City Council, GB

Unitary Authority in England

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355.2k population • £305.2m budget
Websiteleicester.gov.uk
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Leicester City Council, GB creates pathways to public employment with T Level placement pilot

Local officials and Leicester College trial pathways for students in the newly created T Level qualification. This two-year program features an industry placement requirement of 315 hours. Pilot placements include carpentry and electrical roles with the city's housing team. Leicester worked with hiring managers on comparing T Levels with previous apprenticeships and graduate placements. The city hopes to expand T Level placements to departments including tourism and business support.

Workforce Management+2
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Leicester City Council, GB Graduate City Programme pairs university students with paid internships

Leicester, De Montfort University, and the University of Leicester partnered on the initiative for second-year students. Project leaders found most of the 500 businesses contacted about the initiative never recruited local university students. Participating students worked paid internships lasting six weeks at small businesses in high-growth industries. The LGCP revealed job opportunities for young professionals and opened talent pipelines to growing enterprises.

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Leicester City Council, GB Buses Partnership unites operators for sustainable and simplified transit

An eight-year plan with six local operators seeks a unified system that is electric, frequent, and reliable. The Leicester Buses Partnership kicked off with a Tap On Tap Off digital system for simplified fares no matter the trip length. Five electric bus routes were introduced as of October 2022 including the 30-mile Orbital route, the longest of its type in the United Kingdom. A new depot operated by Centrebus supports electric bus charging between routes.

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Leicester City Council, GB simplifies travel planning for commuters with Choose How You Move app

Mobility-as-a-Service developer SkedGo created the app for Leicester and Leicestershire trips. App users enter the start and end points for recommendations based on seven transportation methods. Recommended routes take accessibility, bike lanes, sidewalks, and real-time public transit locations into account. Choose How You Move asks users to rank trip priorities in five categories including Money, Environment, and Exercise.

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Leicester City Council, GB partners with university researchers on H2A: Lifestyle initiative

De Montfort University researchers will develop an AI-powered app for health improvement. This tool recommends minimal lifestyle changes based on individual activity as well as citywide health data. City officials and public health experts target wellness campaigns by postcode using app data from an interactive dashboard. H2A: Lifestyle is part of the Local+ partnership between Leicester and the university that leverages academic research for public policy interventions.

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Leicester City Council, GB promotes sustainable transit options with incentives program

The program asks 11,000 residents in three neighborhoods to pursue eco-friendly commutes. Participants receive guides on navigating Leicester by foot, bike, rideshare, and public transit. Travel advisors from SYSTRA provide free personalized advice on sustainable commutes for each user's needs. Leicester offers bonus Betterpoints rewards and free memberships to Santandar Cycles Leicester for early sign-ups. Every participant is entered in a drawing for £250 in shopping vouchers.

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Leicester City Council, GB partners with Clear Channel to create network of ecological bus shelters

Leicester City Council is partnering with Clear Channel to create a citywide network of ecological bus shelters to combat climate change. The city is installing and planting 30 living roof and solar-powered shelters. These "Bee Bus Stops" are planted with a mix of wildflowers and Sedum plans to attract pollinating insects. The shelters will promote biodiversity, improve climate resilience, absorb rainwater, and reduce the “urban heat island” effect by capturing harmful particulates from the air.

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