BeInspired - European Social Fund project

In Cheshire and Warrington the European Social Fund (ESF) and Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) are supporting the BeInspired project.  The project has three priorities:

Engagement with young people:

Working with young people (15-24 year olds) who are facing obstacles to getting a job, e.g. long term unemployed, the economically inactive and those at risk of poverty and social exclusion.  It will provide pre-employment skills training, help in developing the skills, experience and qualifications they require for the transition from unemployment into work to help them achieve their career and employment goals, and support for progression into an apprenticeship, traineeship or further education outcome.


If you are 15 to 24 years old currently unemployed, not in training, employment or education; or have stopped attending school/college. Then the BeInspired project can offer you support to develop your basic skills, such as improving English, maths and Information Communication Technology, prepare you for work, for example interview skills and CV writing and help you:

  • Take up an Apprenticeship in the job or career you are interested in, for example: Engineering, or Media, Information and Communication Technology (ICT); or
  • Undertake a Traineeship so that you can ‘try out’ different career options; or
  • Get started on a course that will help you move onto college, university or prepare you for work, such as CV writing, confidence building or interview techniques.

For further support and help, please contact one of the Providers in your area:

Warrington area:

Warrington & Co - Jo Jackson on 01925 442 635 or email

Cheshire area:

South and West Cheshire College – Katrina Hay on 01270 654 654 or email

Total People – Jo Cooper on 01606 734 010 or email

Employer/school links:

Facilitating engagement opportunities between schools and employers in order to enhance the careers support that young people receive whilst in education.

If businesses/schools are interested in being part of the project, please contact:

Mploy Solutions - Louise Cairns on 01606 42823 or email

Warrington & Co. - Aimee Ruddy on 01925 442 885 or email

Careers Toolkit:

The project is also developing information, advice and guidance material that is particularly focused on encouraging greater take up of Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths (STEM) subjects.

Please note: The European Social Fund (ESF) is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) for 2014-2020. The ESF is funding six operational programmes in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Gibraltar, including €206 million for the Youth Employment Initiative.  Its aim is to help people get better jobs and ensure fairer living standards and job opportunities for all EU citizens to increase labour market participation, promote social inclusion and develop the skills of existing and future workforces.

Cheshire East Council has a detailed Subcontracting Policy and Supply chain fees and charges (PDF, 258 KB) for the BeInspired project.

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