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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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.

EnginE Project

The EnginE project is aimed at Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing (AEM) SME’s, helping them to use workforce skills to future-proof their profitability and productivity.

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 the Workforce

Would you like fully-funded support to boost skills in your business?

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 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.

UpSkilling Lancashire Project

The UpSkilling Lancashire project supports Lancashire based SMEs and micro businesses to increase the skills and capability of their employees, enabling the business to compete regionally, nationally and internationally. The project team assists businesses to identify, design, develop and implement work-force education and training programmes linked to the strategic needs of the business. The project also offers advice and guidance regarding networks for business support services.