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Paul Hannant Lancashire Apprenticeship Service

There are more than 13,000 year 13 leavers in Lancashire who are looking today for their next step this summer - could one of these bright young people be your next star?

Working in partnership with The Department for Education and UCAS the Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub and partners are supporting the Early Connect pilot. The pilot aims to support more young people onto apprenticeships, and to make it easier for employers to find apprentices.

Using the UCAS system students can view and apply for apprenticeships at the same time as submitting applications to universities and colleges for higher education provision.

This provides an opportunity for Lancashire businesses to get early access to talent in Year 13 (those leaving school or college this spring or summer.

Vacancies at all levels can be added to ‘Recruit an Apprentice’ and will automatically be advertised on the UCAS website.

By advertising your vacancy through the pilot businesses will gain:

  • A pipeline of talent to meet business needs
  • Impartial advice though the pilot to find suitable candidates
  • Early access to talent
  • Find out about funding support
  • Enhanced recruitment services

If you sign up to the Lancashire Skills Pledge you will get support to attract young people into your workplace through the Early Connect pilot.

The Skills Pledge is a free impartial service providing Lancashire businesses with one door to find out more about the funded skills and training initiatives including apprenticeship information advice and guidance.

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