Intact | Back to Work

Back to Work

  • Building Better Opportunities (BBO)
  • Back to Work

    Better Skills for a Brighter Future!

  • Life Academy

    Life Academy Awards and Celebration Event.

  • 106 people into work

    Celebrating our 106th person into Work with NCS, the LEP and Cllr Matthew Brown.

  • City & Guilds in Online Basics

    City & Guilds in Online Basics.

  • City & Guilds in Online Basics

    Well done! Gain a City & Guilds Qualification.

  • 1-2-1 support at Work Club

    1-2-1 support at Work Club.

  • Life Academy

    Work Academy (Funded by Preston City Council)

  • Life Academy

    Life Academy 2 - European Skills Fund, WEA (Workers' Educational Association).

  • Work Club

    Work Club.

  • LearnMyWay

    Learn those basic computer skills.

  • Basic Computer Skills.

    Be Online.

  • Creative Connections.

    Creative Connections.

  • Gain Confidence

    Self Affirmation - Building Confidence.

  • Gain Confidence

    Gain confidence to develop those skills!

  • job searching skill

    Learn essential job searching skills.

  • Get valuable 1-2-1 support.

    Team building skills can be fun with spaghettit!

  • Confidence Building

    Building up confidence.

Together you can!

Intact's Support for Jobseekers

Intact provides a wide range of support services and learning opportunities to help people get 'Back into Work'. From developing Online Job Skills to a City & Guilds in Online Basics Entry Level 3 Award, Work Club and volunteering opportunities to Work Academy and Employability Skills.

Whichever path you take, Intacts Staff, Volunteers, Students and Service Users offer friendly support and expert help to build your confidence and guide you back into work.

See how we have helped people get into work. →


Building Better Opportunities Lancashire


Intact is a delivery partner in two projects in Lancashire, Invest in Youth and Changing Futures. These projects are all part of the nationwide Building Better Opportunities scheme which brings together funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and The National Lottery Community Fund to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.

Find out more about the Building Better Opportunities projects.

Work Club

Work Club is a place where people who are actively seeking work can meet each Thursday from 1pm to 3pm.

The Work Club Team offer a range of specialist skills. Most importantly they are able to listen and help members create a personalised plan of action which will help them move forward. The Work Club offers the following support:

  • Information about courses and training that could boost employment potential.
  • IT and Job Search Skills including coaching with Universal Job Match.
  • A free ‘CV MOT’ service, helping jobseekers to improve existing CVs, or create ones from scratch.
  • Volunteering opportunities.
  • Peer to Peer support.
  • Links with other organisations that may be able to help.
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    Employability Skills

    'Employability' can be defined in many ways, but in the main it's about preparing individuals for employment and developing their transferable skills. In a nutshell, it's about helping to build confidence in their abilities and realise their employment potential.

    Intact provides access to a range of accredited and non-accredited courses covering IT and 'Key Employability Skills' including Confidence Building, Interviewing Skills etc, all aimed at helping Jobseekers to achieve that employment potential.

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    Work Academy

    Work Academy, funded by the Preston City Council, is a free supported course aimed at adults, over 18 years, who are unemployed and actively seeking work. The course is run over a period of eight weeks and includes:

  • Goal mapping.
  • Volunteering opportunities.
  • Confidence Building and Empowerment.
  • One to one guidance, coaching and mentoring.
  • Employability skills.
  • The chance for 'peer group' support and to build new friendships.
  • Celebrating success.

  • Past experience has shown that those people attending similar academies such as our 'Life Academy' have greatly improved their chances of securing employment.

    For more information email Steph: or call 01772 760 760

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    Job Skills - Online

    Job hunting can be difficult, and these days lots of jobs are only advertised online. This can mean if you’re not confident using computers you could be missing out on lots of great opportunities.

    As a UK Online Centre, Intact provides one to one support in gaining the basic digital skills required to use common job search websites and completing online forms. We can also help with identifying your personal learning needs, using Universal Credit Journals and setting up and using an email account.

    Some facts:

  • 90% of all new jobs require digital skill.
  • 72% of employers say they wouldn’t even interview a candidate who doesn't have basic computer skills.
  • 25% of jobs in the UK are ONLY advertised online.

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    City & Guilds Online Basics Award

    Are you looking to boost your CV?

    City & Guilds are recognised by 99% of employers and the Online Basics Award covers the essential IT skills required to do 90% of all new jobs. It's also a stepping-stone onto further qualifications, and a great confidence boost to show you exactly how much you've learned.

    The course follows the essential IT skills covered in the popular LearnMyWay Online Basics course delivered at Intact: Communicating with Email, Searching the Internet and Using the Internet Safely.

    This qualification is FREE to anyone who is actively seeking employment. It's a great addition to your CV and can prove to employers and yourself that you've got some great IT skills.

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