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 acknowledged 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 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 click here to fill out the form and we will be in touch.