Intact | Back to Work

Back to Work

  • 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. →

Activities

Work Club

Work Club is a place where people who are actively seeking work can meet each Monday and Wednesday 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.
  • 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, Literacy, Numeracy, and 'Key Employability Skills' including Confidence Building, Interviewing Skills etc, all aimed at helping Jobseekers to achieve that employment potential.

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    Age of Opportunity

    Big Lottery Funding

    Intact is a delivery partner in the Age of Opportunity project in Lancashire which is part of the nationwide Building Better Opportunities scheme which brings together funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.

    The project aims to transform the futures of older people over the age of 50 who have issues in their lives that are getting in the way of them finding employment. It will focus on participants with mental or physical health difficulties, who are homeless, have disabilities or may be full-time carers.

    For more information about the Age of Opportunity project please contact:

    Dave Brown on 01772 760 760 or email david.brown@intact-preston.org.uk

    Invest in Youth

    Big Lottery Funding

    Intact is a delivery partner in the Invest in Youth project in Lancashire which is part of the nationwide Building Better Opportunities scheme which brings together funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.

    The project aims to transform the futures of young people aged between 15 and 24 who have issues in their lives that are getting in the way of them finding employment. It will focus on participants with mental or physical health difficulties, who are homeless, have disabilities or may be full-time carers. For more information about the Invest in Youth project please contact:

    For more information about the Age of Opportunity project please contact:

    Dave Brown on 01772 760 760 or email david.brown@intact-preston.org.uk

    Changing Futures

    Big Lottery Funding

    Intact is a delivery partner in the Changing Futures project in Lancashire which is part of the nationwide Building Better Opportunities scheme which brings together funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.

    The project aims to transform the futures of people who have issues in their lives that are getting in the way of them finding employment. It will focus on participants with mental or physical health difficulties, who are homeless, have disabilities or may be full-time carers.

    For more information about the Changing Futures project please contact:

    Stephanie Lees-Pinson on 01772 760 760 or email stephanie.lpinson@intact-preston.org.uk

    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:

  • Certified courses.
  • Volunteering opportunities.
  • 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.

    The next 'Work Academy' will start Thursday 4th April 2017. For more information email Steph: stephanie.lpinson@intact-preston.org.uk or call 01772 760 760

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    Creative Connections

    Lloyds

    Creative Connections is a pilot scheme funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation  (England & Wales) and supports people in learning new skills, growing in confidence, overcoming barriers and to gain invaluable experience, whilst also making a difference to the local community.

    This is a unique opportunity for particpants’ to harness and explore their natural creativity to boost general well-being and develop transferable skills in a fun and accessible way.

    To find out more check out the blog icreativeconnections which has been created to capture all the amazing work being done.

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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 Jobmatch 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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