What is Access to Employment?
Access to Employment (AtoE) is supporting Lancashire’s adults who are unemployed or those who are ‘inactive’ to progress into employment, apprenticeships or further training via bespoke support and training packages. Click here to find out what is available in your local area.
AtoE is also helping Lancashire businesses to recruit employees or apprentices keen to develop the right skills to support objectives and help achieve growth as well as providing pre-employment training.
Programmes are vocationally focused, linked to employment opportunities in priority sectors and are up skilling individual’s in-line with the needs of recruiting employers. Other support available includes coaching, mentoring, advice on job searching, CV tips and interview techniques, literacy, numeracy, ESOL and ICT training.
The project is running until March 2019, supporting individuals and businesses across Lancashire.
Access to Employment 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 Work-based Learning 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.
What success looks like
We’ve previously struggled to find candidates through traditional recruitment means so Access to Employment has been great. As an employer it’s important for us to be able to create jobs for local people and the programme has helped us to do that. One of the main benefits of AtoE is that we can decide what skills […]
There is a chronic skills shortage in sewing and it can be a barrier to recruiting new staff. Access to Employment has opened up new avenues of employment we would not have otherwise explored. The fact that we can tailor the course to the needs of our business is hugely beneficial – I would definitely […]
The Access to Employment programme has helped us to recruit our groundwork apprentices for 2017. The training provider put us in touch with a number of excellent candidates, all of whom matched the skills/calibre needed for the jobs. The project has helped us overcome some difficulties with recruitment and we will certainly use this method for […]
I feel the course at Seasiders Learning Centre has really improved my confidence and made it possible for me to get back into work