Lancashire Careers Hub

We are proud to be supporting and working alongside the Lancashire Careers Hub so that more young people have access to holistic careers advice and guidance.

Lancashire BME Network has over 120 members ranging from small community groups through to registered charities and social enterprises. Our members are deeply passionate about providing the best possible support to anyone accessing their services and the Lancashire Careers Hub is just one of the ways that they are doing this.

By working with hyper local BAME communities we will enable young people to reach their full potential and ensure Lancashire’s talent is utilised in a way that will add value to the county as a whole.

The Lancashire Careers Hub are calling for the county’s employers to consider their recruitment needs in advance of this influx of new talent
into the world of work and act now to create and promote their apprenticeship, trainee, and other vacancies.

Groups and Organisations are being asked to publicise their vacancies on social media using the hashtags #inspiringlancashire and #upskillinglancashire.
Employers can also commit to engaging with young people and supporting their education by signing up to the Lancashire Skills Pledge.

“Now, more than ever before, young people need access to holistic careers advice and guidance. Lancashire BME Network has been providing such services since 1996 to adults and we are pleased that we can now continue this service enabling young people to get the advice and guidance needed to make informed career choices and decisions.”

Jaffer Hussain 
Young People’s Programmes Manager

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Lancashire BME Network, to engage members in the work of the Careers Hub to boost the aspirations of our young people and to ensure that Lancashire employers are able to showcase local job opportunities and engage their future talent pipeline.  Inclusion and diversity is at the heart of our approach, in ensuring that young people are able to engage with positive role models provided through local business networks, such as the Lancashire BME Network. By signing up to the Lancashire Skills Pledge employers will be given support to get involved in engaging young people in school and college and to also investigate different options for training, such as Apprenticeships”.

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

Lancashire Careers Hub success is fundamentally reliant on the amazing support of all our Enterprise Advisers who all generously volunteer their expertise, skills and knowledge to help schools and colleges develop and deliver world class careers programme.

Lancashire’s Enterprise Advisers are individuals who represent our wide and diverse economy range from Chief Executives, senior leaders, business owners and consultants from both private and public sector who collectively share a passion to ensure all our young people are provided with and can be the best they can be.

Find out more about the Lancashire Enterprise Advisor Network.

Become a Three Minute Hero

“We want every young person to access careers advice from those who’ve been through the journey themselves – you! After all, there’s no one more qualified to do this than real people with real experience.”

– Lancashire Careers Hub

We would like members to send in three-minute videos to Lancashire Careers Hub. You all have various lived experiences that can shed light on how to build a career for young people, we want to ensure that our members voices are heard, and you can bestow the knowledge and guidance you have on young people looking for employment opportunities in similar sectors. All you need to do is fill out the short form, pick a question from the list to answer in your video and upload your video so that you can be matched with young people who have similar backgrounds/interests!

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Give an Hour

The Give an Hour campaign is to encourage employers to make a difference to the futures of young people in Lancashire.

Give an Hour asks businesses to offer an hour of their time to help young people prepare for the fast-changing world of work.

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Benefits for Businesses

  • The Give an hour campaign is a great way to give something back to your community and ignite your team at the same time.
  •  It helps give young people in your area the skills and knowledge that they need while also potentially finding new recruits for your business.

Visit Lancashire Careers Hub for more information