Access to Employment (AtoE) is helping businesses across Lancashire to recruit employees or apprentices keen to develop the right skills to support objectives and help achieve growth.
AtoE provides businesses with access to willing candidates in addition to pre-employment training which can be designed by yourselves to ensure it is tailored to your needs and individuals are equipped with the right skills for your business.
Local training providers and colleges across Lancashire have come together to offer vocationally related skills support packages which will aid your recruitment activity. With links to the Jobcentre, the training providers and colleges will support recruitment and pre-employment training which aims to save you time and money and will aid staff retention.
If you are looking to recruit new staff, contact us and we will advise you of all the support available and how to access this funded project.
How will Access to Employment benefit me?
- A free to use service – no cost to your business
- Supports you with recruitment, sifting applications to ensure you only see the most suitable candidates
- Pre-employment training that can be designed by your business to ensure you get the people with the right skills
- Helps retain staff and closes the skill gap
- Delivered across Lancashire by local training providers and colleges
- Supports the Government’s ambition to increase the number of apprenticeship starts to three million by 2020
- Supports the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Skills and Employment Strategic Framework
- Supports your investment in skills within Lancashire
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 we want potential new employees to be equipped with, so pre-employment training programmes can be tailored to your own business needs.
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 recommend Access to Employment to other businesses.
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 future recruitment of apprentices.
I feel the course at Seasiders Learning Centre has really improved my confidence and made it possible for me to get back into work