Access to Employment is supporting unemployed or inactive people in Lancashire over the age of 19 to progress into employment, apprenticeships or further training as well as businesses to recruit new staff.
Programmes are vocationally focused linked to employment opportunities in priority sectors and are up-skilling individuals 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.
As part of the offer to individuals, the project is helping those with personal or social barriers to employment. This may include the purchase of tools or equipment, funding travel or for childcare costs.
The project is being delivered by The Lancashire Employment and Skills Executive Partnership (LESEP) through a delivery partner network which includes colleges, training providers and other specialist providers with Preston’s College as the lead accountable body for the project.
Why should you refer candidates to this provision:-
- Delivered across Lancashire by local colleges, training providers and specialist providers
- Delivery partners can offer a bespoke course depending on each candidate’s skills need and employment aspirations
- Helps the unemployed and those who are inactive back into sustained employment, an apprenticeship or training
- Supports the Government’s ambition to increase the number of apprenticeships starts to three million by 2020
- Supports the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Skills and Employment Strategic Framework
- Supports employers to invest in skills within Lancashire