Support Directory

Details of skills and employment support
programmes in Lancashire

Here you can find details of current and future programmes of support to help Lancashire businesses improve workforce skills, create new jobs, tap into sources of skilled workers and get involved in improving skills in your industry.

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Access To Employment

Are you looking to recruit and train new staff for your growing business? Having problems finding and keeping employees? Access to Employment has been developed with these needs in mind.

Boost Business Lancashire

Boost is Lancashire's business growth hub, helping growth-hungry businesses in the county realise their potential by providing simple access to a range of leading-edge funded business support programmes.

Digital Advantage

Digital Advantage is a ground breaking initiative for 16-18 years olds which brings together Lancashire's digital industry with school, college and sixth form students to deliver digital industry skills and experience into the classroom.

Enterprise Adviser Network

Enterprise Advisers are experienced employees / self-employed people who volunteer to work closely with a specific school or college to motivate and support young people.

Inspire an apprentice

The Lancashire Apprentice / Employer Ambassador Network is part of a county-wide drive to increase understanding and employment opportunities for apprenticeships.

Moving On Lancashire

Moving On Lancashire aims to reduce the number of young people in the county aged 15-18 who are not in employment education or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET.

NCS Careers Inspiration Team

If you are a school or college or an employer looking to forge links between education and business the National Careers Service Careers Inspiration Team can help.

Recruit an apprentice

Do you want to fill skills gaps in your organisation using apprentices? Are you looking to recruit an apprentice and need support?

Skills Support for Redundancy

Restructuring a business and needing to let people go, may be difficult for you and your staff. This programme can support your business to understand your needs and help those facing redundancy gain the skills to improve their employment opportunities.

Train an apprentice

Are you looking to upskill your current workforce? Did you know that apprenticeship funding can be used for any age group and can also be used for your current teams?

UNITEplus

UNITEplus brings together Lancashire SMEs wanting to develop capacity through the uptake of new tools and techniques, with students and graduates looking for high quality placements in Lancashire.