Employment & skills

We can support you in your search for employment or training, by being there to answer questions and help build your confidence.

We know finding work, or starting training and education is daunting, but if you’re even thinking of making a change then you’ve made the first step in your journey.

The work we do to help find you a job is excellent.

Last year we helped 325 people into work, over 600 people into training and supported over a 1,000 people in their employment journey.

Our person-centred approach means that that we will:

  • Listen to what you have to say – It’s your employment journey!
  • Put you first – trust us we’re good at it!
  • Help you find the right path for you – training, education, work placements, volunteering jobs.  Whatever you want to do we will help you achieve it.
  • Not to rush or pressure you and go at your pace.
  • Be there from day one until you don’t need us anymore, whether that’s when you get a job or six months into work, we will stick around until your happy to go it alone.  Although we will be sad to see you go.

Our advisors are still available for support during lockdown and Covid-19 restrictions. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE. 

Anthony’s story

You matter to us and we are passionate about supporting you.

We have an excellent team of mentors and employment advisors who are ready to go on the journey with you. Many of our team have faced unemployment, redundancy and barriers to getting into work themselves. That means we understand, and we care about the work we do, and more importantly we get where you’re at right now.

Meet the Employment & Skills team

Alison Clews

Skills and Enterprise Coordinator

Based at Blackburn
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Amjad Ali

Community Employment Advisor

Based at Blackburn
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Carol Casey

Employment Mentor

Based at Blackburn
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Helen Brayshaw

Community Employment Advisor

Based at Blackburn
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Ian Whittaker

Employment Mentor

Based at Blackburn
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Jackie Berriman

Community Employment Advisor

Based at South Kirkby
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Joseph Geraghty

Community Employment Advisor

Based in Lancashire
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Karen Marsden

Sustainable Communities Project Officer

Based in Blackburn
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Koren Knapp

Senior Employment Advisor

Based at South Kirkby
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Lorraine Fenney

Senior Employability Advisor

Based at Halifax
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Mark Stevenson

Senior Employability Advisor

Lancashire
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Rachel Holland

Community Employment Advisor

Based at Halifax
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Sharn Wightman

Skills and Enterprise Officer

Based at Blackburn
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