Employment Support

 

 

The organisations below can help support you on your employment journey. A weekly job list will also be posted at the bottom of this page to keep you up to date on employment opportunities in the Preston area.

 

Careers Advice for Young People

Careers Appointments have moved online and advisers are ready and waiting to help young people think outside of the box.

Further information can be found here

Inspira empowers young people and adults to reach their potential in work, life and society; offering a wide range of services and delivering programmes across the North West. If you are looking for experts in careers advice and personal development – you’ve come to the right place.

Inspira help for Adults

Inspira Courses

Apprenticeship Service

If you want to know more about apprenticeships this national service can help.

They have free resources and arrange bespoke support packages for schools and colleges who want to increase awareness of apprenticeships. They create and deliver resources from posters and guides to films and live broadcasts with some of the country’s most prestigious employers, Click here for further information

Training/Opportunities & Activities

Across the city there are a range of training providers, further education settings and community organisations that can support young people to reach their potential.

For information on training/opportunities and activities available for young people, please see below. 

 

Work Clubs

Work clubs are a friendly and free service run by local community organisations/training providers who offer support with C.V. writing, job searches, application forms, interview skills and building confidence.

Due to the current Pandemic, many of the work clubs are currently closed, but some are offering online/telephone support at the moment.  There are many work clubs across Preston, details of some can be found Here

 

 

 

Opportunities for Young People at the Harris, Preston

Young Producers are young people aged 16-25 that are into art and culture and they meet at the Harris all year round every Wednesday evening 4-6pm and produce events and workshops for other young people that they can take part in themselves. This project is led by Blaze for the Harris. For more info contact: hannah@blazeonline.org.uk

New Youth Panel at the Harris. Please see the poster below. The new Youth Panel are looking for people aged 12-18 to join. It’s not too late to join or find out more.

The Youth Panel will be an advisory group that advises the Harris senior management team about the programme and delivery of services at the Harris. The new Youth Panel will meet once every 6 weeks through the year – this includes a once quarterly official panel meeting. There will be loads of perks and skills development opportunities for anyone that joins. For more info contact Kyra on: k.milnes@preston.gov.uk

Current job opportunities

 

 Here are some job opportunities which may be helpful.

These jobs may appeal to Young People – further job opportunities can be found here

  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals – Various vacancies – click here
  • Morrison’s Preston, Customer Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Primark, Retail Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Screwfix, Retail Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Next, Stock Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Greggs, Retail Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Pets at Home, Store Colleague, no closing date, click here
  • Sports Direct, Summer Temporary Sales Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Superdrug, Kickstart Opportunity, no closing date, click here
  • Tesco, Customer Assistant – Express, no closing date, click here
  • Go Outdoors, Cycling Store Colleague, no closing date, click here
  • B&M Bargains, Lead Store Team Member, no closing date, click here
  • Royal Mail, Postal Apprenticeship, no closing date, click here
  • The Twelve Tellers, Bar Staff, no closing date, click here
  • Turtle Bay, Part Time Waiting Staff, no closing date, click here
  • Baluga Bar, Bartender and Server, no closing date, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Business Support Officer, closing date 25/07/2021, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Business Support Officer, closing date 20/07/2021, click here
  • Chorley Borough Council, Graduate Development Position, Transformation Team, closing date 25/07/2021, click here
  • Chorley Borough Council, Graduate Development Position, Performance and Partnerships Team, closing date 25/07/2021, click here
  • River Island, Sales Advisor – 16 hrs, no closing date, click here
  • Iceland, Retail Assistant – part time, no closing date, click here
  • Boots, Trainee Pharmacy Dispenser, part time, no closing date, click here
  • Superdrug, Sales Advisor, no closing date, click here
  • New Look, Sales Advisor, no closing date, click here  
  • NHS, Admin & Clerical Assistant Part Time, closing date 25/07/2021, click  here
  • Acorn Recruitment, Warehouse Operative, closing date 25/07/2021, click here
  • Places for People, Personal Trainer, closing date 20/07/2021, click here
  • Bargain Booze, Retail Sales Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Nandos, Back and Front of House, no closing date, click here
  • Aldi, Store Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Pizza Hut, Bike Rider, no closing date, click here
  • The Army, Apprenticeships, no closing date, click here
  • BAE Systems, various vacancies, Apprenticeship and Graduate opportunities, click here
  • Preston’s College – Various apprenticeship vacancies, click here

 

 

 

 

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to build skills and improve a young person’s CV, whilst also enabling them to help support their local community.  Volunteers get involved with all sorts of activities so there is always something a young person can do, such as Volunteer Police Cadets or Reading Hacks.

Further information can be found here

Young People can also sign up to the NCS One Million Hours project – For more information there is a press release here and a news story here.

Anyone aged 15-17 can sign up to take part via the NCS website, at no cost.  The programme will be running in place of the usual NCS format and will be known as’Keep Doing Good’. The expectation is that each young person signing up pledges to give 16 hours of volunteering.

 

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to build skills and improve a young person’s CV, whilst also enabling them to help support their local community.  Volunteers get involved with all sorts of activities so there is always something a young person can do, such as Volunteer Police Cadets or Reading Hacks.

Further information can be found here

Young People can also sign up to the NCS One Million Hours project – For more information there is a press release here and a news story here.

Anyone aged 15-17 can sign up to take part via the NCS website, at no cost.  The programme will be running in place of the usual NCS format and will be known as’Keep Doing Good’. The expectation is that each young person signing up pledges to give 16 hours of volunteering.

 

Let’s Learn Together!

See below a list of services that support young peoples learning

Further information about training opportunities for young people aged 16-18 in each area of Lancashire can be found by searching on the

Moving Opportunities Map click here  

Here you can find opportunities that start throughout the year. There are details of the support available to help find work, personal development programmes, work experience, qualifications in English and maths and different vocations. Courses will usually last from one to six months.

Skills for Work  – Information about 100’s of offers across Lancashire to help you learn new skills or to support your health & wellbeing. Visit site

 For opportunities for those aged over 19, see Escalate: www.lancashireskillshub.co.uk/escalate-form/ 

 

Cardinal Newman College

Cardinal Newman Sixth Form College offers, A-Levels, BTEC and T-Level qualifications for school leavers.  Foundation Degrees, and Teacher Training provision is also available for adult learners.

Myplace, Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Free online Ecotherapy weekly sessions for 11-16 year olds and 16-24 year olds

11-15 year olds must be referred from a recognised youth working agency (e.g. schools/CAMHS) by emailing

myplace@lancswt.org.uk

16+ can self refer via the website

Preston North End Community and Education Trust

Post 16 Education – can study a Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in Sport with the chance to represent the Trust by playing football alongside their studies and having access to a wealth of work placement opportunities within the club

College leavers can study a foundation degree in community football coaching and development, in partnership with the University of South Wales and English Football League Trust.  This offers a number of valuable work placement opportunities in the sports industry

or Contact Graeme Atkinson (recruitment manager): graeme@pne.com

Preston Vocational Centre

14-16 Schools Individual or Group Placements – Holistic approach for tackling social exclusion by supporting young people who are disengaged with school.  Offering opportunities outside the classroom and working on pupil’s personal and social development. This programme can deliver a Pearson BTEC Level 1 Qualification in Construction (QCF).

 16-18 Pre-Apprenticeship programme

This is a one year programme that delivers a Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Construction (QCF) This is an introduction to the world of construction that prepares young people aged 16-18 for a range of trades within the industry.

Adults –The More Positive Together project aims to engage with and support individuals who are unemployed or economically inactive to improve their skills employment prospects.  Eligible participants receive a tailored programme of 1-to-1 mentoring, physical activity sessions, training courses, employment advice and work experience opportunities