Rossendale Works Employability Project

Rossendale Works is a partnership between Active Lancashire, the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and Rossendale Borough Council that has been running since 2018.

Staffed by our dedicated team working collaboratively with Rossendale Job Centre, our main focus is to match eligible participants with local employers able to offer work experience and training opportunities.

Prospective employers are provided with a profile of matched participants for consideration, progressing to interview before work placements begin. The Rossendale Works team remain on hand throughout the interview and placement process to provide help should it be needed.

With the support of our funding, participants can continue to claim their usual benefits for the duration of the work placement, which is typically for 4 weeks, allowing employers the opportunity of an extended trial of potential employees before they commit.

The project boasts a track record of success in getting participants into employment and work placements, but importantly, sees many engaging in a range of community activities, and making a valuable contribution to stronger more cohesive neighbourhoods.

What’s in it for businesses?

FREE recruitment campaigns and filtering of candidates, to help you find the best candidates for positions

Trail work placements ahead of employment, with no costs to your business

Support and funding for recruitment essentials, such as DBS checks

Free job-specific training for your candidates

Access to venues for interviews

Free health and wellbeing support for your teams to boost productivity and reduce sickness

Invitations to exhibit at regular local job fairs

“The support earlier this year was a big success, with all the interviewed candidates being employed by Interfloor as a result. We are looking forward to meeting the next round of individuals”

Gary McEwan, HR Director


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