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.

ESF LogoAccess to Employment aims to support employers across Lancashire with innovative funded recruitment activity. This project offers bespoke support and training linked to business needs to help make recruitment easier and more appropriate. You have a choice of training providers and colleges to choose from, so all you need to do to find out more is get in touch and the team will do the rest.

The project aims to provide personalised and flexible packages of support appropriate to individual needs and aspirations that are informed by the opportunities available in the local labour market. This will include vocational and employability skills training as well as bespoke preemployment or preapprenticeship training packages designed in response to specific employers’ recruitment needs. The aim is to support participants to progress into employment, apprenticeships or further training.

What are the benefits?

The benefits include:

  • Support with recruitment linked to your needs
  • Save on recruitment costs
  • Bespoke pre-employment training courses can be accessed based on the skills you need
  • Up front relevant training for your organisation
  • Improved staff retention
  • The programme is fully funded at no cost to your organisation
  • Increased staff motivation

Who is it for?

This project is for Lancashire businesses who are looking to recruit new talent and for those Lancashire residents who are unemployed or inactive and are looking to gain suitable employment.

How do I find out more and apply?



A support member will then refer you to the most appropriate delivery partner or they may contact you directly to explore your needs.

Additional information

Access to Employment is a significant European Social Funded project that is being delivered by the Lancashire Skills and Employment Executive Partnership (LESEP), a consortium of local colleges and training providers, with a number of additional delivery partners.

The programme aims to support the Government’s ambition to increase the number of Apprenticeship starts to three million by 2020.