Long-term and sustainable careers programmes key focus for new Enterprise Coordinator.

Stuart Graham is the latest person to join the successful Enterprise Adviser Network team of coordinators in Lancashire.

Coming on board as the Senior Enterprise Coordinator, Mr Graham who is based in Rossendale, will lead the work of the Enterprise Co-ordinators within the Enterprise Adviser Network.

The Network is managed by the Careers and Enterprise Company and Lancashire Skills Hub, and delivered by career management experts Inspira. Stuart is joining a team of four Enterprise Co-ordinators to drive forward the Government’s Careers Strategy in the County. Mr Graham will also work alongside colleagues in the newly established Careers Hub which covers Burnley, Pendle and Blackpool.

“I was already a Enterprise Adviser and lead Governor for a locals secondary school,” said Stuart Graham. “So I know how valuable it is for young people to have exposure and experience of the world of work.”

“When the opportunity came up to help further develop and strengthen partnerships between education and employers, I couldn’t pass it up,” continued Mr Graham.

So far over 100 employers have been involved with over 130 schools.

Stuart’s ambition for the coming two years is to further connect schools and employers, ensuring there is representation from all aspects of the business community.

“I want to make sure that in partnership with our employers and schools the Network is developing inspirational activities that will truly excite our young people,” said Stuart. “I also want to make sure that the volunteer Enterprise Advisers from the business community have the knowledge and skills they need to help schools and colleges ensure long-term and sustainable careers programmes are put in place for generations of young people.”

Stuart has worked in the education and skills sector for over 30 years and latterly being responsible for managing a successful schools engagement programme with a local Lancashire college.

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