I am delighted to be writing to you to announce that we have been successful in our application to Department of Education to expand our award-winning Careers Hub to all secondary schools, colleges, 11-18 SEND schools, PRUs and alternative providers across Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire.  Lancashire was one of 20 areas nationally piloting... Continue Reading →

Fancy being a game designer?

Side Quest is a radical new UK wide initiative to encourage young people aged 13-19 who are currently stuck at home during the pandemic to start a rewarding career in the videogames industry. Side Quest challenges participants to build a game in 7 days, with free software, regular live-streamed masterclasses and a supportive online community.... Continue Reading →

Operating Theatre Live with ‘Give an Hour’ Doctor

Forty young aspiring medics travelled from across the North West to experience the amazing, interactive, Operating Theatre Live show run by Amy and Scarlett Beginning with an informative anatomy lecture, the students learnt about the brain, digestive and nervous system. Working in groups, the students then had hands on experience dissecting a pig's brain and heart, and having a... Continue Reading →

Lancashire throws the spotlight on STEM

Lancashire teachers have been immersed into the latest thinking regarding embedding career related learning into science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.  Held at Myerscough College on the 28th of November, 20 teachers heard from STEM organisations about the benefits of relating these subjects to actual jobs and careers opportunities.  Organised by Inspira and the Lancashire Skills Hub, STEM... Continue Reading →

Give an Hour inspires more Enterprise Advisers

Through various campaigns and programmes, the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) helps to inspire businesses to engage with education institutions. In Lancashire, Inspira delivers these services, in partnership with the Lancashire Skills Hub.  Nicola Roberts, Inspira’s Enterprise Co-ordinator for the west coast of Lancashire, talks about the impact of the Give an Hour campaign and finds out from... Continue Reading →

Speed networking helps young people understand the world of work

Organised through the Lancashire Careers Hub, Burnley’s Unity College held a ‘speed networking’ event for  Year 9 students. Business leaders and representatives from North West companies shared their insights into their own working lives, explaining how they secured the position, their career path, and also answering questions about training and employment opportunities within their respective... Continue Reading →

Inspira welcomes Danny Barry to the Lancashire Enterprise Co-ordinator team

A passion for providing young people with the opportunity to develop as individuals is the driving force behind Inspira’s new Enterprise Co-ordinator in Lancashire, Danny Barry.  Danny's role is to support schools and employers alike to build capacity while ensuring there is a strong future workforce across the County. The core focus is to build a network of volunteer Enterprise Advisers within schools and colleges to improve the number of interactions... Continue Reading →

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