Businesses struggling to recruit the right candidates, or who are looking to grow their workforce, are being reminded to take advantage of a fully-funded support programme before it ends in summer 2018.
The Lancashire Employment and Skills Executive Partnership secured £6.7m in November 2016 from the Education and Skills Funding Agency and European Social Fund to deliver Access to Employment.
As well as supporting unemployed or inactive adults to gain employment, AtoE provides businesses with access to candidates to help support objectives and achieve growth, in addition to pre-employment training through delivery partners across the county. Training can be designed by the individual business to suit their needs.
Raeleen Duthoit, support and development manager at LESEP, said: “In addition to ongoing support with the recruitment process, businesses will also benefit from being put in touch with an experienced delivery partner to aid the creation of bespoke pre-employment training packages to help close the skills gap, at no cost to the business.”