Preston’s College opens job centre near Winckley Square

Posted on - 19th October, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment, Winckley Square
A new use for former shop in Winckley Street

A new use for former shop in Winckley Street

A city college has opened up new city centre ‘job shop’ to help students with their careers.


Preston’s College has opened up The Job Zone next door to Pizza Express in Winckley Street, off Winckley Square.

It helps to match candidates with apprenticeships and supports students looking for work during and after their studies.

Read more: New cafe Flavour opens up in Winckley Street

Head of employer engagement and recruitment at Preston’s College Andrew Richardson said: “The expansion of The Job Zone follows the success of the campus-based centre, which has helped many people find work.

“Our expertise in finding the best match between potential employees and businesses in the area gives our candidates a head start, as they benefit from our careers coaching and the strong links with key employers in the area.

“Our Apprenticeship offering is strong at The Job Zone and what people often don’t realise is that they are age irrelevant. School leavers and adult learners alike can significantly enhance their career prospects and gain nationally-recognised qualifications in their chosen industry, and we’re here to facilitate that.”

It’s the second new opening in as many weeks in Winckley Street, and demand for property in Winckley Square is continuing to increase.

What do you think about the work ongoing in Winckley Square? And the College’s expansion? Let us know in the comments below

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