Entirely Recruitment


Businesses urged to access limited funding for workforce growth

AtoE provides businesses with access to ready and willing candidates to help support objectives and achieve growth.

Businesses urged to access limited funding for workforce growth

Businesses across Lancashire struggling to recruit the right candidates, or who are looking to grow their workforce, are being reminded to take advantage of a fully-funded support programme before the funding comes to an end in summer 2018.  


The Lancashire Employment and Skills Executive Partnership (LESEP) secured £6.7million in November 2016 from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and European Social Fund (ESF) to deliver Access to Employment (AtoE) across Lancashire.


As well as supporting unemployed or inactive adults to gain employment, AtoE provides businesses with access to ready and willing candidates to help support objectives and achieve growth, in addition to pre-employment training through LESEP’s delivery partners located across the county.


The training can be designed by the individual business to ensure it is tailored to their needs and that individuals are equipped with the relevant skills.


The service also provides support with the recruitment process, by assisting with the sifting of applications to ensure only suitable candidates are put forward.   

"The funding for the programme is limited, so its vital that businesses access it now while they still can."
Raeleen Duthoit


Raeleen Duthoit, support and development manager at LESEP, said: “Recruitment is one of the biggest challenges faced by businesses, and it can often be an expensive and long process.


“Organisations may be inclined to look to recruitment agencies to help fill vacancies, but by going through the Access to Employment service, there’s a range of benefits to be had.


“In addition to ongoing support with the recruitment process, businesses will also benefit from being put in touch with an experienced delivery partner to aid the creation of bespoke pre-employment training packages to help close the skills gap, at no cost to the business.


“The funding for the programme is limited, so it’s vital that businesses access it now while they still can.”


Businesses interested in finding out more about the programme can visit www.access-to-employment.co.uk/ or email info@access-to-employment.co.uk.  

DISCLAIMER: The statements, opinions, views and advice expressed in this article are those of the author/organisation and not of ENTIRELY. This article should represent information correct at the time of publication however whilst every care has been taken to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. ENTIRELY will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within this article or any information accessed through this site. The content of any organisations websites which you link to from ENTIRELY are entirely out of the control of ENTIRELY, and you proceed at your own risk. These links are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of or association with any products, services, content, information or materials offered by or accessible to you at the organisations site.

Get The Entirely Weekly Brief In Your Inbox

AFR Consulting

AFR Consulting recruit temporary and permanent positions for leading employers in all sectors and in practice across Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire.

Duane Cormell


Having enjoyed the experience of working within marketing and recruitment for a national charity, Duane moved into legal recruitment several years ago after completing his Law degree at The University of Manchester. He is now the director of Realm Recruit, a legal recruitment consultancy. Realm works across the North West, Yorkshire and the West Midlands to secure legal roles at all levels. Duane is also an active member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and an ambassador for Forever Manchester.


Job search app

Zoek is the new job search app that uses state of the art technology to find you the perfect job match. Just let Zoek know what you are after, and it's smart job search engine will provide you with the most relevant real-time job search results. Search using Zoek's job search app or browse our website.

Omni Resource Management Solutions

Omni s the UK's leading pure-play recruitment outsourcer and recruitment transformation specialist developing one of the most experienced job board resourcing teams in the country. Omni was founded in 1997.

BSC Sales Specialists Ltd

BSC Sales Specialists Ltd have been established since 1990 and are regarded as a leading sales recruitment consultancy in the North West.