From our own research and anecdotal stories, we often hear from employers that they feel school leavers aren't entering the world of work with the right skills or knowledge.

Government has also acknowleged this and launched the Careers Enterprise Company - focused on bridging the gap between the world of education and employment.

Across the North West, Inspira manages the Cumbria and Lancashire Enterprise Adviser Networks on behalf of the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) and the Careers Enterprise Company.

Matching schools with business volunteers, and providing a robust development plan - the networks have proven to be very successful.

If you're a school, college or business and would like to find out about how you can get involved, call us on 01931 711 300 or fill out the form below and we will be in touch. 

“The Enterprise Adviser Network has been very successful in its first year, so I am delighted that we are able to roll it out to many more schools. We are opening the eyes of hundreds of young people to the wide-ranging employment opportunities available in business locally.

Dr Michelle Lawty-Jones, Director, Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub