What is Access to Employment?

‘Access to Employment’ supports adults who are unemployed or those who are ‘inactive’ to progress to employment, apprenticeships or further training and employers who are looking to recruit local people. The project will run until July 2018, supporting individuals across Lancashire.

Split into two themes, the objective of the first theme, ‘Support for the Unemployed’ is to help unemployed and inactive people to enter and sustain employment. Programmes will be vocationally focused, linked to employment opportunities in priority sectors and will up skill individual’s in-line with the needs of recruiting employers. Other support available will include coaching, mentoring, advice on job searching, CV tips and interview techniques, literacy, numeracy, ESOL and ICT training.

Theme two, ‘Enhancing Apprenticeships’, aims to increase take up and employer support of Apprenticeships. Perfect for Lancashire-based businesses with ambitions to grow their workforce, or companies opening new premises within the county, the initiative will offer preparation for Apprenticeship programmes supporting the unemployed to be able to access Apprenticeship routes.

Both projects will offer work experience as part of the training package.
Moving on is delivered by the Lancashire Employment & Skills Executive Partnership (LESEP). It comprises of colleges and providers that are members of The Lancashire Colleges (TLC) or Lancashire WBL Executive Forum (LWBLEF) supported by a wider network of organisations that have particular expertise in working with some of the project’s key target groups and/or who deliver specialist services. Preston’s College are the lead accountable body for the project.

We would welcome contact from people aged over 19 who are currently looking for employment and from employers who are looking for innovative ways to recruit their new team members.

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