Skills & Employment

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. So, we’re launching a series of online careers advice sessions where you’ll be able to get expert answers on all things employment and skills related.

Whether you have your eye on a career change or a better role – or you’re out of employment and need some advice – join us live on Facebook! See when were next going live here.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry, there will be plenty more opportunities and we’ll also be posting lots of useful careers and skills information on this page, on a regular basis. Did you know, you can also make an appointment with our Employment and Skills team to get help and support in person, over the phone and via email. Contact our friendly team today on 0800 953 0213 or email

Job Opportunities (updated 7/04/2020)

  • 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
  • Iceland Currently taking on delivery drivers, click here
  • UK Farms, Seasonal labour, click here
  • Four Seasons Health Care, Domestic Assistants [various posts], closing date 3/05/2020, click here
  • Royal Preston Hospital, Bank Staff Nurses, closing date 30/04/20, click here
  • Lancashire County Council, Community Support Worker, closing date 11/04/2020, click here
  • Places for People, Gas Install Engineer, closing date 15/04/2020, click here
  • Alliance Healthcare, Multi Drop Van Driver, no closing date, click here
  • Alliance Healthcare, Goods-In Checker, no closing date, click here
  • Superdrug, Sales Adviser, no closing date, click here
  • Poundland, Sales Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Alliance Healthcare, Warehouse Operative, no closing date, click here
  • SJ Helpline Services, Casual/Bank Helpline Services, no closing date, click here
  • DHL Parcel UK, Warehouse Operatives [nights], no closing date, click here
  • Well Pharmacy, Pharmacy Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • Booths, Food Production Operative, no closing date, click here
  • Cordant People, Assembly Operative, no closing date, click here
  • DR Newitt, Production Operative, Urgently Required, no closing date, click here
  • Millers of Longton Ltd., Recovery Control Room Operator, no closing date, click here
  • Helping Hands, Home Care Jobs, click here
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS, Receptionist/Administrator, closing date 29/04/2020, click here
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS, Domestic Assistant, closing date 9/04/2020, click here
  • Places for People, Customer Service Officer – Emerging Talent, closing date 17/04/2020, click here
  • Alliance Healthcare, Warehouse Operative, no closing date, click here
  • Start People Ltd., Warehouse Packer, no closing date, click here
  • London and Manchester Healthcare, Preston, Laundry Assistant, no closing date, click here
  • NHS, Office Cleaner, no closing date, click here
  • Boots – Warehouse Operative - click here
  • Search Consultancy Ltd., Labourer [Nights], closing date 10/04/2020, click here
  • Heads Recruitment, Warehouse/Loader Operative, closing date 22/04/2020, click here
  • ABS Resourcing Ltd., Class 1 Night Driver immediate start, closing date 22/04/2020, click here
  • Exemplar, Ribble View, Part time Carer, closing date 19/04/2020, click here
  • SMJ Contract Cleaning, General Labourer, no closing date, click here
  • Remit Group Ltd., Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technician, closing date 15/04/2020, click here
  • McColl’s Retail Group, Retail Supervisor, closing date 15/04/2020, click here
  • Millers City Taxi, Telephonist, closing date 13/04/2020, click here
  • Royal Preston Hospital, Neurology Administration Assistant/typist, closing date 27/04/2020, click here
  • Irecruiti Ltd., Multi-Drop Couriers, closing date 12/04/2020, click here
  • The Army, Apprenticeship, £20,000, no closing date, click here
  • James Hall, Spar, Current Opportunities, click here
  • Deafway, support worker, no closing date, click here
  • BAE Systems, various vacancies, Apprenticeship and Graduate opportunities, click here
  • Footlocker, sales assistant part time, click here
  • Lancashire Constabulary, Police Staff Roles, click here
  • KFC, Team member part time, click here
  • Caritas Care, Support Worker, no closing date, 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


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


Dyslexia Support – Sara Gaskell has kindly sent this link for more information ;

Opportunities for Young People at the Harris, Preston

Young Producers are young people aged 16-25 that are into art and culture and they meet at the Harris all year round every Wednesday evening 4-6pm and produce events and workshops for other young people that they can take part in themselves. This project is led by Blaze for the Harris. For more info contact:

New Youth Panel at the Harris The new Youth Panel are looking for people aged 12-18 to join. It’s not too late to join or find out more. The Youth Panel will be an advisory group that advises the Harris senior management team about the programme and delivery of services at the Harris. The new Youth Panel will meet once every 6 weeks through the year – this includes a once quarterly official panel meeting. There will be loads of perks and skills development opportunities for anyone that joins.

For more info contact Kyra on:

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