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Employment programmes (Apprenticeships, Future Horizons and WorkStart)

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At Lancashire County Council we can help you get into work with our Employment and Support Team.

Apprenticeships and Future Horizons programmes

With our Apprenticeship programme you gain a qualification and real work experience whilst getting paid a good salary. Are you interested?

Our pre-apprenticeship programme 'Future Horizons' can help you get to an apprenticeship if you would like help with gaining the confidence, skills and knowledge you need to be successful. This will support you when applying for the full apprenticeship scheme.

The Future Horizons pre-apprenticeship programme will also open you the doors to the possibility of an apprenticeship with an employer in the private sector. This is possible through our 'Future Horizons Apprentice@your business' scheme.

Getting back into employment

Through our WorkStart programme we can help you take steps to get back into employment if you are a Job Centre Plus claimant aged 18-24.

Private Business Programmes

With our Private Business programmes we can support businesses to recruit the talent of the future. Depending on business needs we can recruit for your business with a chance to employ a young person on a trial basis by providing a work placement opportunity of up to 8 weeks at no cost to your business.

We can also help you to access apprenticeship training for any current employees aged 16-24 years

We also have access to unemployed young people who are willing to spend time showcasing their abilities to businesses in the hope that there are employment opportunities at the end of the placement. These vary from college leavers to graduates so almost any type of business and job opportunity can be catered for.

Future Horizons Apprentice @Your Business (16-18 year olds)

WorkStart @ Your Business (18-24 year olds) 

Apprentice @ Your Business (16-24 year olds)

Ex Service Mentors in Schools

Lancashire County Council has made a £3 million commitment over 5 years to establish a mentoring programme in Schools. The programme is to recruit, train and support ex service personnel from the communities in Lancashire to mentor young people, gaining the skills needed to progress after the programme, to find work outside of the forces and to provide a valuable staffing resource for Lancashire schools. The employment contract is a temporary term time contract for approximately 11 months.

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