August 26, 2020 11.15 am This story is over 39 months old

New free skills and employability courses in Lincoln

Almost 5,000 are without a job, stats show

A social enterprise based in Lincoln is offering residents a new skills and employability programme to help get people into work.

The EBP will run the free to access programme until July 2021, covering a range of topics to help boost people’s skills and get them jobs.

The need for the programme was felt after the latest Office for National Statistics showed that 4,455 people in Lincoln were claiming for Universal Credit in July 2020.

It will be tailored to learners’ needs and includes work experience, Maths and English courses and digital training, depending on what the participant may want to learn.

The enterprise’s programme is being funded as part of the adult education budget from Lincolnshire County Council.

Michelle Allison, chief executive of the EBP, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Lincolnshire County Council for enabling us to reach even more learners in Lincoln.

“Giving people the skills they need to thrive is something we’re incredibly passionate about and this programme will help to give participants the confidence they need to get back into the workplace.”

Registration for the course is open now, with places limited to a first-come-first served basis, subject to meeting eligibility requirements.