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Steps to Traineeships

Do you have leavers worried about how the recent situation has changed the planned start date of an Apprenticeship? Has time away from the classroom knocked anyone’s confidence? There are steps you can take to bridge the gap from leaving school, sixth form or college and starting an Apprenticeship. Training 2000 is an example of... Continue Reading →


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 →

Career learning – front of class

This previously published resource was perfect for career learning at home. However, as schools tentatively re-open, you may wish to intersperse your curriculum catch-up with some careers activities, discussions and shared research. The aim is to ensure mindsets focus on the future in a positive way and it can facilitate structured discussion between staff and... Continue Reading →

Could you be a STATWARRIOR?

Introducing the STATWARS® Competitions Meet real Statwarriors who use data, numeracy and mathematics in their daily workTake part in the film and TV project by analysing large dataset of TV shows or films, then develop a data-driven concept for what they believe would be a successful future production!How about the Climate Change Challenge? Using big... Continue Reading →

Careers Leader training goes online

If you're new to the Careers Leader role or looking to improve your skills, these courses will help you understand your responsibilities and help you deliver your institution's careers provision. All our courses are free. The offers are: Accredited and nationally recognised Career Leader Training including £1,000 bursary on completion10 flexible online module The... Continue Reading →

KickSTART your 20/21 careers programme

START is offering part of its comprehensive digital platform for free. The structured activities support students in schools and colleges to make informed decisions about future study and career options. Everything from understanding the world of work to company insights, apprenticeships, HE and more. Information here. CALLING ALL BLACKPOOL CAREERS LEADERS! As part of the... Continue Reading →

Virtual work experience on a national scale!

The Careers and Enterprise Company are currently working collaboratively with the Oak National Academy - online learning platform  to provide a “My Week of Work” range of lesson-based activities. These will include information from sectors and workplaces, plus typical work type projects.   For full information click here: The lessons will run from the Oak online... Continue Reading →

Lancashire’s Labour Market Intelligence Toolkit is here

Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub have published the LMI Reports available via the Lancashire Skills Hub website. These presentations will support Careers Leaders in delivering Benchmark 2 with information for young people, parents and teaching staff. There are six presentations and they each cover a Travel to Work Area: Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley... Continue Reading →


Speakers for School are delighted to share the recordings of their livestreamed VTalks by providing a network of today’s most inspiring figures across business, arts, politics and more donating their time to help inspire students to fuel their ambition. The VTalks programme consists of a timetable of curated content that will be live streamed to... Continue Reading →

Collaborate to innovate. Award winning partnership with schools.

The Partnership between the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Technical Team and the Enterprise Adviser Network was recognised nationally at the Health Tech News Awards. Saeed Amar, Head of Technical Services at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals won the NHS Collaborative Award alongside Shaheen Gul, Enterprise Coordinator in Lancashire.  The process began when Enterprise Coordinators presented on the Lancashire Enterprise Advisers Network and Saeed realised... Continue Reading →

Fantastic online support for students from Amazing Apprenticeships

Considering the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Amazing Apprenticeships would like to reassure you of their commitment to support your school/college through this time.   Below you will find a range of online resources that will enable you to continue to access the latest apprenticeship support and guidance from home. Furthermore, the re-modelled ASK programme... Continue Reading →

British Army Teacher Platform. More than just a uniform.

The British Army has just launched its brand new Teacher Platform  This is a one-stop shop for teachers that will enable you to:   • Access FREE downloadable teaching resources  • Arrange FREE Army workshop visits to your school  • Book your students onto a FREE Army work experience  Include:   • Character Education • Employability Skills • STEM • Mental Health • Remembrance & VE Day ... Continue Reading →

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