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Looking for employment? A First-of-its-kind hub has started in Burnley

Thrive is the first face-to-face “youth hub” in Lancashire that provides young people with tailored support to help them get into work, training or further education.  It’s based the Calico Group’s offices in Croft Street and is targeted towards 16-24 year olds.

The name Thrive was chosen to give a sense of having no limits and allowing to thrive no matter what your circumstances.

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If you need help with any of the following, Thrive is the free service which is here to help:

  • Employability skills
  • Confidence and resilience
  • CV writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Work experience

And much more, including access to seasonal, part-time and full time jobs as well as access to apprenticeships and kickstart opportunities.

The Prince’s Trust, Lancashire Women, Burnley Football Club in the Community and Burnley College  are just some of the partners collaborating with Thrive to support young people with getting into employment.

Councillor Asif Raja, the council’s executive member for economy and growth, said: “Offering support to our young people to help them find training and employment is a top priority, especially given the effects of Covid on our local economy and businesses. Young people have been among the hardest hit in terms of employment prospects and Thrive will play a vital role in getting them back into work and providing a brighter future. Thrive is a key part of the council’s economic and community recovery plans agreed last year.”

Over the years, we’ve seen some fantastic opportunities emerge around Burnley and we’re confident that Thrive will compliment these opportunities by connecting some of the areas best talent with work.

How to find out more

If you are aged 16-24 and want to find out more you can: