Not in work and looking for a job?

No matter what help you need, there is support in Lancashire to help you find that perfect job


Information that can help

The links below give you information about help to get into employment or signpost you to organisations who can help you with steps toward that perfect job.

If you simply want to brush up on a few things (such as your CV or interview techniques), if you need more support with your journey to finding the perfect job, or you need some help with your health and wellbeing, then have a look at the support available below. Whatever assistance you require, there will be something to meet your needs.

Escalate on a blue background
Escalate is an online tool to help you get started on your journey into work. By answering a few simple questions the system will search through a database of over 100 projects to find the support local to you, that meets your needs.
Job Centre Plus on a blue background
Job Centre Plus is here to help with information about jobs to apply for right now, and has hints and tips on applying for jobs.
National Careers Service on a blue background
Need help with your CV or interview skills? The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions about learning, training and work.
Digital Skills Partnership on a blue background
It has never been more important to get the digital skills needed for employment. Lancashire's Digital Skills Partnership can help with free training to develop your skills.
The Lancashire Colleges on a blue background.
If you want to improve your chances of finding work by developing new skills Lancashire’s colleges offer a wide range of exciting education and training opportunities that you can study on a full- or part-time basis.
Find a course near you, and also search the Skills Toolkit to find free online courses, tools and resources.
Disability employment support on a blue background
There is extra support available to help you get into work if you're disabled, have a long-term condition or mental health problems.
Start your own business on a dark blue background
Are you based in Lancashire and planning to start your own business? Get free support to help your new business thrive.
Blackburn with Darwen Adult Learning.
We help people progress into work, training or further learning. We have a wide range of FREE sessions, courses and services to support you in upskilling and preparing for employment.
Work and health programme.
Provides personalised support to people out of work, who are keen to find a job given the right help. It provides in-house Physical and Mental Health support for people that need it and finds vacancies with understanding employers.
There has never been a better time to focus on you! Whether you are looking to upskill, boost your career, improve your wellbeing or simply learn a new skill. With a wide range of flexible online courses and 1:1 support for adults across Lancashire. These programmes are tailored to suit every need.
Skills Bootcamps are intensive and flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector specific skills and fast track to an interview with a local employer. Designed with employers, participants will gain the in-demand skills to move into or progress in their chosen sector. Participants will be offered a GUARANTEED job interview upon completion
If you’re wanting to boost your skills, Free Courses for Jobs could be your next step to a better job. From today, even more adults can take advantage and gain a free Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A levels). • If you earn below the National Living Wage annually (£18,525) • or you are unemployed • or do not already hold an A level-equivalent qualification There are over 400 free courses on offer linking to a wide variety of different sectors.
Residents of Blackpool can ignite their inspiration and develop new skills with a variety of courses offered by Blackpool Learning Rooms.

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