Help getting into work

To find support in your area

The Lancashire Skills & Employment Hub have a web based tool called Escalate which aims to inform you about all the projects available in Lancashire which support people aged 16 years and older into work.  The support can range from mentoring to help with writing your CV and applying for jobs or training.  By accessing the Escalate online form and answering a few simple questions the system will provide you with the most suitable course or project nearest to where you live.  

'Moving On' supports 15-18 year olds who are at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) those aged 16-18 who are already NEET are also supported.  Young people who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities are supported up to the age of 24 if they have an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan.  The 'Moving On' Opportunities Map provides information about training opportunities for young people aged 16-18 in each area of Lancashire.

Creating a CV

CV stands for Curriculum Vitae which means "history of life" and when applying for jobs many employers will ask for a CV.  For advice on how to write a CV, please see the following websites: 

Interview skills

Interviews can be a daunting prospect, but with the correct preparation, skills and techniques you can make a good impression and also find out if the job is for you.  Preparation before an interview helps you to arrive more confident and ready to tackle the questions.

Practise beforehand, see if a friend or relative can ask you some questions that you have already prepared the answers to.  A few common interview questions are:

"Why do you want to work here?"

"Can you tell us a bit about yourself?"

"What do you think your strengths and weaknesses are?"

Have some questions of your own prepared to ask, such as asking about the career path in the job and what training and development is provided.

Find more detailed interview advice:

If you would like help, get in touch with us for confidential information, advice and support.