Employment & Skills

How do I find my next job? Is my C.V as good as it could be? How do I prepare for an interview? How can I improve my chances of securing employment?

These are just some of the questions that our Employment and Skills team get asked on a daily basis. Whether you have your eye on a career change or a better role – or you’re out of employment and need some advice. Contact our friendly team today on 0800 953 0213 or email employabilityteam@communitygateway.co.uk.

You can also take part in our Virtual WhatsApp Job Club , starting on 16th June 2020  - Every Wednesday 11am-1pm.

This will allow you to contact us direct with your query, via WhatsApp and receive a quick response via message, telephone or video call from a member of the Employability and Skills Team. To take part, send us a message with the word 'JOIN' to: 07989 386939.

Gateway2Employment offers tailored support to get you back into work or training.

We can help with:

  • Job Search
  • Work Experience
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Programmes
  • Apprenticeships
  • Training
  • Volunteering
  • 1-2-1 Support

Community Gateway is a delivery partner in the Invest in Youth and Changing Futures projects in Lancashire. These projects are part of the nationwide Building Better Opportunities programme that brings together funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.

  • Invest in Youth supports young people who are aged 15–24 and who are unemployed or economically inactive. This includes those not in education, employment or training and will help to improve their skills and employability. It focuses on participants with mental or physical health difficulties, who are homeless, have disabilities or may be full-time carers.
  • Changing Futures aims to transform the futures of people of all ages over 15 who face multiple and complex barriers to employment. All participants are unemployed or economically inactive and at high risk of social exclusion, such as people from BAME communities, carers, people with physical or mental health problems and people with learning difficulties.

We are also a delivery partner in More Positive Together – supporting residents to improve their skills and employment prospects. Eligible residents receive a tailored programme of 1-to-1 mentoring, physical activity sessions, training courses, employment advice and work experience opportunities. The project is led by Lancashire Sport Partnership and supported by funding from the European Social Fund.

Job Opportunities (updated 26/08/2020)

  • Preston City council, Information Officer, closing date 18/09/2020, click here
  • D&E Employment and Training Ltd., HGV Class 1 Driver, closing date 5/09/2020, click here
  • Davies Group Ltd., Administrator, closing date 24/09/2020, click here
  • ABS Resourcing Ltd., Class 2 HGV Driver, closing date 24/09/2020, click here
  • Essential Employment Ltd., PPE Packing Assistant, closing date 23/09/2020, click here
  • Addeco UK Ltd., Sewing Machinist, closing date 23/09/2020, click here
  • Davies Group Ltd., Planning and Support Assistant, closing date 7/09/2020, click here
  • Subway, Team Leader, closing date 23/09/2020, click here
  • Wilko Retail Ltd., Customer service Assistant L1, closing date 21/09/2020, click here
  • Community Gateway, Income Officer, closing date 7/09/2020, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Business Support Officer, closing date 30/08/2020, click here
  • Lancashire Constabulary, Systems Support Officer, closing date 7/09/2020, click here
  • Lancashire Constabulary, DBS Officer, closing date 13/09/2020, click here
  • NHS Preston, IT Technical Services Officer, closing date 6/09/2020, click here
  • NHS Preston, Admin Assistant, closing date 30/08/2020, click here
  • Chorley Council, Covid 19 Information Officer x 4, closing date 6/09/2020, click here
  • Morrison’s, Customer Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Ferrero, Preston, Senior Sales Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • SCS, Meet and Greet Representative, no closing date, click here
  • Caval Ltd., CSCS Labourer, no closing date, click here
  • SCS Facility Services Ltd., Multi-joiner, no closing date, click here
  • SPAR Warton, Retail Assistant, closing date 17/09/2020, click here
  • SPAR Warton, Retail Assistant, closing date 17/09/2020, click here
  • Retail Security Guard, Preston, closing date 17/09/2020, click here
  • Calico Group, Refuge Assistant, closing date 01/09/2020, click here
  • Best Connection, HGV Driver, closing date 17/09/2020, click here
  • Essential Employment Ltd., Assistant HR Officer, closing date 17/09/2020, click here
  • Exemplar Health Care Services Ltd., Administration Assistant, closing date 17/09/2020, click here
  • Booker Group, Picker, closing date 14/09/2020, click here
  • Global Recruitment Services Ltd., Train Cleaners, closing date 15/09/2020, click here
  • Community Gateway, Employment Officer, closing date 31/08/2020, click here
  • Community Gateway, People Services (HR) Co-ordinator, closing date 31/08/2020, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Adoption Service, Business Support Officer, closing date 30/08/2020, click here
  • NHS, Health Care Assistant, FT & PT, Royal Preston Hospital, closing date 16/09/2020, click here
  • Premier Inn, Preston North, Night Reception, no closing date, click here
  • McDonalds Riversway, Customer Care Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Brook Street, Medical Receptionist, no closing date, click here
  • JN Civils Ltd., Preston, Storeman, no closing date, click here
  • Gap Personnel, Landscaper/Gardener, no closing date, click here
  • Brickwork Ltd., Bricklayers, no closing date, click here
  • ServiceCare Solutions, Plasterer, closing date 9/09/2020, click here
  • NHS – Pharmacy Clerical Officer, closing date 9/09/2020, click here
  • Minstrell Recruitment Ltd., Labourer, closing date 9/09/2020, click here
  • Irecruiti Ltd., Multi Drop Delivery Driver, closing date 6/09/2020, click here
  • Perfect Recruitment, Assistant Manager, closing date 2/09/2020, click here
  • Hermes, Delivery Driver, closing date 3/09/2020, click here
  • Best Connection, HGV Class 1, closing date 3/09/2020, click here
  • Integra People, General Labourer, closing date 2/09/2020, click here
  • The Eagle at Weeton, Cleaner part time, no closing date, click here
  • News Team Group Ltd., Delivery Driver, closing date 26/08/2020, click here
  • Key Plus Security Ltd., Mobile Patrol and Alarm Response Officer, closing date 26/08/2020, click here
  • Apollo Home Healthcare, various vacancies – Preston area, no closing date, click here
  • Sainsbury’s, Security Relief Officer, no closing date, click here
  • Castleview Group, Warehouse Operative, no closing date, click here
  • Boots Chemists, Temporary roles, click here
  • Royal Mail are now hiring - Various positions ranging from fulfilment centers, to customer service and various technical and engineering skills. Click here
  • Tesco, taking on up to 20,000 new colleagues in the next 12 months, click here
  • ASDA recruiting more than 5,000 temporary staff, Here is the application site
  • Aldi wanting to fill 5,000 temporary posts and 4,000 permanent jobs in stores and distribution centres, click here  
  • Morrison’s recruiting about 2,500 pickers and drivers, plus1,000 staff in its distribution centres, now accepting applications, click  here
  • Lidl will be creating about 2,500 temporary jobs across its 800 stores in the UK, the jobsite is here
  • UK Farms, Seasonal labour, click here
  • Army Reserve Officer, Part time, no closing date, click here
  • Helping Hands, Home Care Jobs, click here
  • The Army, Apprenticeship, £20,000, no closing date, click here
  • James Hall, Spar, Current Opportunities, click here
  • BAE Systems, various vacancies, Apprenticeship and Graduate opportunities, click here
  • Lancashire Constabulary, Police Staff Roles, click here
  • KFC, Team member part time, click here

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