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If you are considering a career change, the Apprentice Factory can offer you guidance on skills support, local apprenticeships and training and routes to alternative employment opportunities in growing areas of the economy.

For students planning their future careers, the Apprentice Factory offers you information, advice and guidance about future employment opportunities locally, the skills required by employers and career progression routes including the apprenticeships that are available, right up to degree level.

South Ribble Youth Hub

South Ribble Borough Council, working in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, have created a useful guide to help and advice on health, wellbeing and employment support for young adults. Please see the leaflet below, which has links to a range of local support services.

Youth Hub Help Leaflet

The NHS Trusts and Care Providers within the region have launched a website to help you find the career of your choice within the Lancashire and South Cumbria region. Find out about working in the NHS and Care - 

Level 2 Autocare Apprenticeship based at Chorley Auto Care.

The garage is looking for someone with a real interest and passion for cars and how they work.

Qualifications Required 

Ideally, the candidate either will have Level 1 in motor vehicle already or be working towards this and preferably have Maths and English Functional Skills Level 1 or GCSE 4/C in Maths and English

Job Description

DWP Digital have just launched their digital and technology apprenticeships, giving you the opportunity to earn while you learn.

If you’re successful, you’ll get:

  • A permanent Civil Service job
  • A starting salary of £27,000 plus benefits
  • The chance to gain industry-standard qualifications, and
  • To work on projects that have a positive impact on people’s lives

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve recently left education or you’re looking for a change of career.  Our apprenticeships are open to anyone who can demonstrate an interest in engineering.

Here’s a link to the career’s website for more information about the eligibility criteria, salary and application process. 


Sleap is a Christian organisation that has been working in Central Lancashire, with 16-25 year olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness for over 30 years. We have an experienced and committed team that love working with young people, young adults and families in the local community.

Title:    Empowerment Worker

Location:         Leyland office (to cover South Ribble, Chorley and Preston)

Reward band: From £25,000

Reporting to:  SLEAP CEO

Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing date – 01/03/2024

If you want to find out more and for further information and application pack, please follow this link 

LEAP Lancashire Engaging Apprentices Programme

LEAP offers FREE coaching, development and training opportunities to maximise the impact of apprenticeships in Lancashire’s SMEs.

Skills for Work

Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub have brought together information about support that can help you get a job, and if you are employed there is help for you to learn new skills. Over 50 organisations across the whole of Lancashire are working together to make it easy for you to find work and training.

There are 100's of offers across Lancashire here to help you learn new skills or to support your health & wellbeing.

For more information on how we can help please click here.
South Ribble Borough Council
Civic Centre, West Paddock
Leyland, Lancashire PR25 1DH
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