Access To Employment

Funded Recruitment and Pre-employment Training Support.

ESF LogoAccess to Employment offers tailored training programmes based on the needs of local employers so that the candidates put forward are already equipped with job specific skills required to excel in their role. These tailored pre-employment courses also support recruits with recognised qualifications linked to their needs and the needs of the business. This programme saves time and money on recruiting new staff.

This programme works with employers to understand the recruitment needs of the business and develop bespoke courses which meet these needs. This is a flexible offer and is available across Lancashire. Many employers spend a considerable amount of time and money in finding the right people for their business. This project aims to reduce the hassle of recruitment by working with the business to find out what skills and knowledge new recruits need. This may be soft skills like employability or nationally recognised qualifications like CSCS cards, SIA badges, Food Safety courses to name a few. Candidates are recruited onto the training course with employers then interviewing candidates upon completion of the course. This aims to support recruitment and aid retention.

What are the benefits?

The benefits include:

  • Business support to recruit and retain staff through innovative engagement methods
  • Fully funded offer
  • Save on recruitment costs
  • Pre-employment training linked to business needs
  • Supports staff retention
  • Bespoke to your business

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?

To find out more about this innovative funded recruitment project,  sign up to the Lancashire Skills Pledge, where knowledgeable professionals can contact you to discuss how inspiring young people will benefit your business.

Additional information

Access to Employment is a significant European Social Funded project that is being delivered by PeoplePlus with a number of additional delivery partners.