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Access to Employment is a significant ESF 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 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 pre-employment or pre-apprenticeship training packages designed in response to specific employers’ recruitment needs.  The aim is to support participants to progress into employment, apprenticeships or further training.

Access to Employment aims to support employers across Lancashire with innovative funded recruitment activity. This project can off 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.

What are the benefits for my business?

  • 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

Who is it for?

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

How do I find out more and apply?

If you would like to know more about this project then go to the website – or e-mail the team at 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:

The programme is delivered across Lancashire by local training providers and colleges and aims to support the Government’s ambition to increase the number of Apprenticeship starts to three million by 2020.

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