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 01/07/2020)

  • NHS, Healthcare Assistant, closing date 8/07/2020, click here
  • Best Connection, Van Driver/Litter Picker, temporary, closing date 1/07/2020, click here
  • James Hall, Security Guard, closing date 29/07/2020, click here
  • NHS, Clinical Governance Administrator, closing date 29/07/2020, click here
  • Key Care and Support, Night Carer, closing date 29/07/2020, click here
  • James Hall, Grounds Maintenance Operative, closing date 25/07/2020, click here
  • NHS, Sue Ryder Centre, Kitchen Assistant, closing date 10/07/2020, click here
  • NHS, Pharmacy Assistant, closing date 5/07/2020, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Credit Control Assistants [x 6], closing date 17/07/2020, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Passenger Assistant, closing date 17/07/2020, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Driver Attendant, closing date 10/07/2020, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Community Support Worker, closing date 27/07/2020, click here
  • Places for People, Repairs Admin Officer, closing date 6/07/2020, click here
  • Huntleys Food Hall, Butcher, no closing date, click here
  • Huntleys Food Hall, Fishmonger, no closing date, click here
  • Network Rail, Operative, no closing date, click here
  • Morrison’s Preston, Customer Assistant – Café, no closing date, click here
  • The Hunters at Walton Park, Front of House and Bar Team Staff, no closing date, click here
  • Premier Rams Convenience Store, Sales Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Roccia Preston, Kitchen Designer, no closing date, click here
  • Exemplar, Ribble View, Support Worker, no closing date, click here
  • Smalley Decorators, Painter and Decorator, no closing date, click here
  • SB Resources, Painter and Decorator, no closing date, click here
  • We Fit any Furniture Ltd., Market Research Staff, no experience necessary, closing date 24/07/2020, click here
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Domestic Assistant, part time, closing date 23/07/2020, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Apprentice Estates Surveyor, closing date 26/07/2020, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Youth Offending Team, Business Support Officer, closing date 12/07/2020, click here
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Preston Hospital, Peripatetic Discharge Facilitator, closing date 1/07/2020, click  here
  • Alliance Healthcare, Warehouse Operative, no closing date, click here
  • Olive Tree Brasserie, Preston, Front of House Team Member, no closing date, click here
  • Age Concern, Shop Assistant, Preston, Part time, no closing date, click here
  • The Park Hotel, Housekeeping Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Iceland, Preston, Home delivery driver, no closing date, click here
  • Reid Homes, Marketing Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • James Hall, Spar Supervisor, no closing date, click here
  • Sainsbury’s, Security Relief Officer, no closing date, click here
  • Evolve Vehicle Preparation Ltd., Preston, Service Valeter, no closing date, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Ex-Service personnel Mentor, closing date 05/07/2020, click here
  • Parklands Care Home Ltd., Care Assistant, closing date 15/07/2020, click here
  • KG Site Loaders Ltd., Labourer, part time, temporary, closing date 15/07/2020, click here
  • Preston City Council, Housing Advisory Officer, closing date 1/07/2020, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Business Support Officer, closing date, 5/07/2020, click here
  • Issa Medical Group, Medical Secretary, closing date 3/07/2020, click here
  • Integra People, Higher Level Teaching Assistant, closing date 5/07/2020, click here
  • The Carroll Cleaning Company Ltd., Cleaner, closing date 5/07/2020, click here
  • Deda Solutions Ltd., Gas Engineer [Engineer], First Call Operative, closing date 5/07/2020, click here
  • Graham Eyes Butchers, Picker/Wrapper, closing date 5/07/2020, click here
  • LCFT, Clinical Administrator, closing date 5/07/2020, click here
  • Aldi, Store Assistant, Preston, no closing date, click here
  • Laura Ashley, Retail Store Cleaner, closing date 1/07/2020, click here
  • Spar, Retail Assistant, Warton, part time, closing date 1/07/2020, click here
  • O,Neil and Brennan Preston, Carpenter, closing date 1/07/2020, click here
  • Galloways Bakers Preston, Sales Assistant, 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
  • Active Lancashire – Casual Group Fitness Instructor, [no closing date] here

Apprenticeships/Trainee positions

  • Lancashire Constabulary – Police apprenticeships, click here
  • Preston’s College – Various apprenticeship vacancies, click here
  • The Army – Various apprenticeships, click here

Volunteering

  • Barnardo’s Volunteering - Becoming a Barnardo's volunteer can be a rewarding way to reach out to people in your community and gain new skills and experience. There are opportunities across the UK, from directly supporting our work with children and young people to assisting in our shops and fundraising for us.

Get involved: www.barnardos.org.uk/volunteering.

  • NCompass – various opportunities, no closing date, click here
  • Caritas Care – Volunteer Fundraiser – click here
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust – various volunteer roles, click here
  • DoIt.org – Various volunteer vacancies across Preston, click here
  • Lancashire Volunteer Partnership - Various volunteer vacancies, click here
  • Alzheimers UK – Telephone and Administration Volunteer, click here

Downloads and resources

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