Recruitment and skills

Recruitment help and advice

European Union European Social FundPositive Steps into Work is a Blackpool Council service designed to get unemployed people back into work and, at the same time, help local businesses to recruit local people into their jobs.

It’s all part of our commitment to regenerating Blackpool and making it a better place to live, work and do business.

We offer a full recruitment service which includes discussing your workforce needs, helping you to produce job descriptions so that you find the right staff with the skills and qualities you’re looking for, sending you our customers CVs to help you make the right choices, organising interviews, and we’ll even find you a suitable venue to conduct the interviews if that’s what you need.

We can also give you up-to-date information on any schemes that might help your business to grow and help you to speak to the right people about accessing funding for free training from local training providers or recruiting Apprentices.

Whatever you need, just ask, and if we don’t know then we’ll almost certainly know someone who does. The best part of all is that our services come absolutely free as, by helping us to get people into work, you’re helping to make a real difference to the lives of local people.

To speak to someone about recruiting new staff contact the Positive Steps into Work team on 0800 073 2007 (free from a landline) or email

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G4S Journey2Work Programme

Helping those facing difficulty get into employment.

For those over 18 who may be on benefit, long term unemployed or face multiple barriers to employment our G4S Works Programme may be the answer.

The scheme, which takes place over 12 months, includes fortnightly 1:1’s, a personalised development plan and focuses on overcoming barriers to employment.

When work is secured additional support is also provided post course for both the employer and employee to ensure the participant stays in work.

Both programmes offer a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and will help to build confidence and self-esteem.

To find out more about our employability programmes please contact Darren Jones 01253 477300 or 07824 361251.

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