Project Directory

Details of skills and employment support
programmes in Lancashire

The Project Directory will help you find details of  and signpost you to the current skills support projects that help Lancashire businesses inspire people, recruit, improve workforce skills, create new jobs, tap into sources of skilled workers and improve skills in their industry.

We have also produced a summary of skills support projects for businesses in Lancashire, which is a useful reference guide to the funded skills support projects available, so that you can decide which projects are best suited to your business. Please find this here:

Lancashire Employer Guide to Skills Support Updated February 2024

There are also a number of projects which support Lancashire residents on their journey back into employment, by employers offering them work placements or volunteer opportunities, details of these can be found on the Skills for Work website.

Be an Enterprise Adviser

Enterprise Advisers are experienced people who may be employed, self-employed or retired, who volunteer to work closely with a specific school or college to motivate and support young people in their career aspirations.

Become an Apprenticeship Ambassador

The Lancashire Apprenticeship Ambassador Network is part of a county-wide drive to increase understanding of Apprenticeships and encourage more apprenticeship opportunities.

Boost: Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub

Want your business to thrive?

Boost provides funded business support for Lancashire businesses looking to grow, scale and start.

Help Young People Get Work Ready

Share your career journey and insights with young people in schools and colleges in your local community. Your unique industry knowledge and experience as someone who owns or works for a business can make a difference to the options a young person considers for their careers. You could be the person who changes the life of a young person, just by showing them what is possible.


Multiply is a fully funded programme, aimed at helping people to become more confident with numbers.
Get support and advice to gain the skills that people need for the job they want, to support their lifestyles, or for businesses to support the upskilling of their teams.

Multiply for employers
If your business could benefit from improving the numeracy skills of your workforce, Multiply can help.
You can access bespoke courses designed to meet your business needs, all of which are free and flexible to work around your business.
Multiply not only helps your business, but supports your employees to become more confident with numbers, reducing workforce errors and improving productivity.

Courses are being delivered across Lancashire and can be accessed in person or online.

Recruit Lancashire People

If you are looking to recruit people for your organisation, then this pledge can support you in finding the right people.  There are several projects operating in Lancashire which work with unemployed people to upskill them, so they are ready to gain employment

Take on an Apprentice

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

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?