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 has also expanded its services during COVID-19 to help all young people in Lancashire who have been affected by the disruption of their exam results.

They provide information and advice for any pupils whose exams have been cancelled or their parents and carers.

 

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 m

    • North Lancs Training Group, Apprentice Furniture Manufacture, closing date 7/10/2020, click here
    • NEXT Preston, sales consultant, no closing date, click here
    • Screwfix, Sales Assistant, no closing date, click here
    • Baltic Apprenticeships, Software Apprentice, no closing date, click here
    • NHS, Typist/Administrator, no closing date, click here
    • The Horns Inn, Bar and Waiting staff, no closing date, click here
    • Lovisa, Christmas Team Members, no closing date, click here
    • Morrison’s, Customer Assistants, nights, no closing date, click here
    • Coop Customer Team Member, Preston, no closing date, click here
    • Turtle Bay, Waiter, no closing date, click here
    • JD Sports, Management Opportunities, no closing date, click here
    • Zeus Personnel Ltd., Bar and Waiting Staff, no closing date, click here
    • AYB Law Solicitors, Junior Secretary, no closing date, click here
    • Mutz Cutz Dog Grooming Spa, Apprentice, Dog Grooming Assistant/ Retail Assistant, no closing date, click here
    • The Kingfisher, Line Chefs, no closing date, click here
    • Euro Garages, Starbucks Barista, no closing date, click here
    • DHL, Warehouse Operative – Backshift, no closing date, click here
    • IBIS Preston, Room Attendant, no closing date, click here
    • New Continental, Waiting on Staff, no closing date, click here
    • Kitchen Flair, Kitchen Sales Designer, no closing date, click here
    • The Secret Spa, Front of House, no closing date, 6 month contract, click here
    • Phantom Winger, Kitchen Team Member, no closing date, click here
    • Doggy Day Care Apprenticeship, no closing date, click here
    • First Kick Management Ltd., Football Coach, no closing date, click here
    • KFC, Team member part time, click here
    • Active Lancashire – Casual Group Fitness Instructor, [no closing date] here
    • BAE Systems, various vacancies, Apprenticeship and Graduate opportunities, click here
    • Lancashire Constabulary – Police apprenticeships, click here
    • Preston’s College – Various apprenticeship vacancies, click here
    • The Army – Various apprenticeships, click here

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