Inspira has developed the programme called Jobtrain after the success of its Ready for Work programme and is hoping to provide around 1,000 people across the North West with an interactive, challenging and rewarding training programme.
Mark Bowman, chief executive of Inspira, said: “Over the last four years we have been very successful in winning contracts which take us into Lancashire and beyond.
"Our roots are in Cumbria but we know that to grow as a not- for- profit, and to help people who need us, we need to be innovative and bidding and winning contacts further afield.
"Jobtrain is a great contract for us and for the people we are delivering it to."
Inspira fought off competition from national training providers to secure the new contract which will be delivered on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions and there will be 10 courses to be run over the year in Barrow.
“Our business model allows us to scale up quickly,” continued Mr Bowman.
“Our expertise and experience enables us to provide comprehensive, structured programmes which get results and secures positive outcomes for participants. Believing in people, inspiring and empowering them are at the heart of what we do.”