In November 2016 the Lancashire Employment and Skills Executive Partnership (LESEP) secured £6.7million of funding for the ‘Access to Employment’ (A2E) project which is aiming to help 4,127 people via bespoke support and training packages.

Split into two themes, the objective of the first ‘Support for the Unemployed’ is to help unemployed and inactive people to enter and sustain employment. Support available includes coaching, mentoring, advice on job searching, CV tips and interview techniques, literacy and ICT training, ESOL provision and programmes for learners with special educational needs. In addition, the project is helping those with personal or social barriers to employment, for example, the purchase of tools or equipment or to fund travel or childcare costs.

Theme two, ‘Enhancing Apprenticeships’, aims to increase take up and employer support of apprenticeships. Perfect for Lancashire-based businesses with ambitions to grow their workforce, or companies opening new premises within the county, the initiative is offering preparation for apprenticeship programmes supporting the unemployed to be able to access apprenticeship routes.

The project is delivered by LESEP members together with a network of additional delivery partners – the Access to Employment Provider Network.

ITT Update August 2017

Additional organisations to join the Access to Employment provider network to support adults who are unemployed or ‘inactive’ in Lancashire, helping them to enter employment including apprenticeships

Following two Invitations to Tender launched in July 2017, we are pleased to announce that the following organisations have been invited to join the Access to Employment Provider Network (subject to due diligence), helping to ensure the success of the project in meeting local needs:

Access to Employment – Skills Support for the Unemployed

  • Enterprise4All (NW) Ltd
  • Nova Payroll Management T/A Pin Point Training
  • Salford Diocesan Trust T/A St Anthony’s Centre
  • The Construction Skills People Ltd

Access to Employment – Enhancing Apprenticeships

  • Enterprise4All (NW) Ltd

For further information please see www.lesep.co.uk