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Let's talk Employment and Skills Charter

Are you a West Lancashire business passionate about West Lancashire? If yes, then sign up to the Let’s talk Employment & Skills Charter.

The Charter is a mutual agreement between your business and West Lancashire Borough Council to help support local employment and skills initiatives, as well as providing many benefits to your business.

The Council will work together with your business and provide you with a package of support including: information on available funding and grants; workforce solutions; business networking opportunities; establishing and enhancing links with local education establishments plus up-to-date with information via email, quarterly newsletters, or by face-to-face meetings with our dedicated business engagement officer.

There is no cost to your business.

In return, we ask your business to dedicate at least one day a year to support local employment and skills initiatives. Not only does this benefit West Lancashire but this can be an effective way to promote your business, support recruitment and provide staff development opportunities.

What is the aim of the Charter?

The aim is to encourage local businesses to invest in West Lancashire. We want businesses to help achieve the following ‘key asks’:

  • Being proud of West Lancashire;
  • Getting the right skills for the right business;
  • Giving West Lancashire jobs to West Lancashire people.

How can I get involved?

There are many ways you can get involved, example activities include:

  • Attending events to promote your business and industry;
  • Offering work shadowing, work experience and work trial opportunities;
  • Supporting schools and careers events;
  • Creating apprenticeship opportunities;
  • Mentoring.

Like many local employers your business may be doing some of these activities already, all the more reason to sign up and gain recognition for your efforts!

We will work together with you to find out what, if any, activities you are currently supporting and discuss other initiatives that may be of interest and benefit to both your business and West Lancashire.

You will also be awarded a certificate as recognition of your involvement and support, as well as having your business name listed on the Council website as one of West Lancashire’s employers committed to supporting the Charter.

How do I sign up?

To sign up, simply email your contact details to: lets.talk@westlancs.gov.uk

For further information contact Tracey Shaw, Business Engagement Officer on 01695 712555 or email tracey.shaw@westlancs.gov.uk

Charter participants

Many West Lancashire businesses have already signed up to the Charter including:

• Hotter
• Clarke and Pulman Ltd
• JPC Engineering
• Timber Packaging Solutions Ltd
• Huyton Plumbing and Heating
• Tarleton Tyre Services
• AMS Plumbing Supplies Ltd
• Renovate
• The Cashroom
• SCA Hygiene Products Ltd
• Stocks Hall Care Homes Ltd
• Home Instead Senior Care
• Edge Hill University
• Trelleborg Offshore UK Ltd
• Fairbanks Environmental Ltd
• Trak Rap Limited
• Flavourfresh Solfresh Group

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