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Lancaster firm helps promote employment services

Aless Gibson and Lauren Jackson from Inspira, with Rachael Shepard, an apprentice at Lancaster Library.
Aless Gibson and Lauren Jackson from Inspira, with Rachael Shepard, an apprentice at Lancaster Library.
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Lancaster-based career management and personal development company Inspira celebrated Employability Day by taking its services on the road and into local communities.

“Employability Day is a day of celebration for organisations helping jobseekers and those already in work gain and progress in their career,” said Area Operations Manager for South Lakes, Lancaster and Morecambe, Victoria Emmett.

“While hundreds of employment support centres and employers are throwing open their doors to raise awareness about what they do to help people into work, we have decided to take our services on the road,”

Inspira’s roadshow promoted pre-employment programmes focusing on different sectors such as hospitality, cleaning, retail and health and social care, as well as the national youth programme National Citizen Service.

The company also held enrolments for their free digital sessions – helping people to understand how best to use digital and technology tools for job searches.

“Many people associate Inspira with help for young people or long term unemployed people,” added Victoria. “In fact we can help a whole range of people from mothers and carers looking to return to the workforce, people thinking of restarting their career, to helping people understand the courses, training and adult apprenticeships available in the area.”

Inspira held its sessions at libraries in Kirkby Lonsdale, Milnthorpe, Lancaster and Morecambe.