Schools and University links

Inspiring the next generation of workers is a crucial role of the Council. We work with every high school, sixth form college and local Universities to ensure local talent is maximised and kept in the Borough.

Aside for our annual employability and skills fair, we work with our businesses and schools to introduce quality candidates to them. Recently, we’ve arranged apprentice sessions, visits to companies and helped with University encounters.

We are part of the Enterprise Advisor Network . The Network connects schools, academies and colleges with local employers and dynamic careers programme providers. Together we work together to create inspirational and meaningful encounters for young people within the world of work.

Evidence proves that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training, and can earn up to 18% more during their career.

Through both strategic planning and practical activity, the Lancashire Enterprise Adviser Network inspires young people to get to know the world of work, understand what work is, explore their options and build real confidence about their future.

Contact us to find out more.