Work coach jobs set to be on offer this year in Lancashire to help people back into employment

A Lancashire training company says scores of jobs will be available helping people find work later in the year as lockdown eases.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 12:30 pm

PHX Training, which helps adults to find jobs, training courses and apprenticeships from its centres in Blackpool, Preston and Morecambe, is preparing for the government campaign to help people re-skill and find permanent work as the country builds back from lockdown.

PHX says that the Government’s £2.9bn Restart scheme to help people back into employment across the region will result in mass recruitment for roles as employability experts and work coaches, this summer.

These support people who struggle to find work because they have multiple barriers to starting, such as not having the correct qualifications or needing to re-skill after an extended period out of work. Briony Fawcett, pictured, managing director at PHX Training, says people who train now for a new career as a work coach will be in prime position when the jobs become available.

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Briony Fawcett from PHX Training

She said: “As we come out of the pandemic, we expect to see an influx of government targeted support to get people back into work, but for that to happen hundreds of new work coaches will need to be hired across the country, and particularly in the North West.

“Training as a work coach is a great opportunity for people to start a new career helping other people. Qualifying and becoming accredited is relatively straightforward and enrolling now should help people to get a head start in a growing jobs sector.”

PHX Training has training centres throughout Lancashire and Cumbria at Barrow, Carlisle, Workington, Morecambe, Preston and Blackpool, to help people complete training courses and apprenticeships to help people back into work.

It delivers government-backed initiatives including adult skills – Maths, English and vocational courses, NEET (not in education, employment or training), employability contracts and apprenticeships.