There are a number of publicly funded careers support programmes available across Greater Lincolnshire.

Delivered by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and the Careers and Enterprise Company.

Funded by Lincolnshire County Council, North Lincolnshire Council and North-East Lincolnshire Council, the Careers and Enterprise Company and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

This programme enables schools and colleges to receive support from a dedicated Enterprise Coordinator (EC), a member of the LEP core team. Each EC has a local “patch” split by geography. The EC provides quality support to the school Careers Leader and Senior Leadership Team, guiding colleagues through the Gatsby Benchmarks, with the main aim being to improve careers programmes in schools.

The Enterprise Adviser Network aims to bridge the gap between business and education by matching schools with a senior volunteer (Enterprise Advisor) from business. This collaboration ensures the schools careers and enterprise provision has strategic input from a business perspective and reflects the labour market and current employment landscape. The programme's broader aim is to support schools engagement with businesses and to increase students encounters with employers and the work place.

The Careers Hub element to the programme brings in additional, ring-fenced resource for developing careers related projects, resources and activities in Greater Lincolnshire.

The programme supports over 100 schools and colleges across Greater Lincolnshire, including mainstream secondary schools, FE colleges and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities settings.

See more on the GLLEP website: Working with Schools and Employers, Give an Hour

Careers and Enterprise Company Website - https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/schools-colleges 

Contact for Greater Lincolnshire area - Natalie Poole, Skills Delivery Manager (GLLEP) - natalie.poole@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Delivered by the LiNCHigher team based centrally at Bishop Grosseteste University.

Funded by the Office for Students (Department for Education).   

LiNCHigher is part of the Office for Students’ UniConnect programme and serves schools in Lincolnshire. The purpose of the UniConnect programme is to increase the number of under-represented groups in Higher Education settings and encourage transitions to Level 4 and above.

In Lincolnshire, LiNCHigher provides this service as a consortium of partners including Lincolnshire County Council, Bishop Grosseteste University, The University of Lincoln and all of the Further Education Colleges in the area.

Activity is delivered directly to young people and adults via Schools and Colleges and an online learning platform.

Find out more here: An introduction to the LiNCHigher Progression Framework (lincspcf.org.uk)

Contact : linchigher@bishopg.ac.uk 

Delivered by the HOP team based at the University of Hull.

Funded by the Office for Students (Department for Education).   

HOP is part of the Office for Students’ UniConnect programme and serves schools in North and North East Lincolnshire, plus Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The purpose of the UniConnect programme is to increase the number of under-represented groups in Higher Education and encourage transitions to Level 4 and above.

HOP provides this service as a consortium of partners including the University of Hull and neighbouring Further Education Colleges, Schools and University Centres.   

Activity is delivered directly to young people and adults via Schools and Colleges and an online learning platform. Find out more here.

Contact hop.info@hull.ac.uk

Delivered by local services: Workpays for Lincolnshire and Rutland and York and North Yorkshire Education Business Partnership for North and North-East Lincolnshire.

Funded by the Department for Education

The ASK (Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge) service is a government funded scheme that is delivered by local partners across England. It provides schools and colleges with access to resources, workshops, teacher CPD and much more to engage students and staff with apprenticeships.

The central Government Apprenticeships website offers a wealth of information for employers, students, parents/carers, teachers and individuals to understand more about apprenticeships: how to apply, how to employ and how to support with Apprenticeships, Traineeships and skills programmes.

Contact the local team for support in Lincolnshire and Rutland via Tina Patel Tina.Patel@workpays.co.uk , and North and North East Lincolnshire via askteam@nybep.org.uk

Delivered by local services: Futures for Lincolnshire and Rutland and the Education Development Trust for North and North East Lincolnshire

Funded by BIS through the Skills Funding Agency and Department for Education. 

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England to help individuals make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.

The service also provides a good range of online tools and resources for parents, carers, teachers and support workers to access.

The National Careers Service website provides a central resource on job profiles, qualifications, entry routes and careers guidance information: Careers advice - job profiles, information and resources | National Careers Service

For individuals seeking an appointment with an adviser, call 0800 100 900

To find out how the National Careers Service can support groups of young people and/or adults, please contact:

Lincolnshire and Rutland

Michelle Brown (Futures) –Michelle.Brown@futuresforyou.com

North and North East Lincolnshire

Young People: Mark De Backer (Education Development Trust) mdebacker@educationdevelopmenttrust.com

Adults: Michele Peacock (Education Development Trust) mpeacock@educationdevelopmenttrust.com

Funded and delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions has a Schools Delivery Service managed in Lincolnshire and Rutland.

The team works in a range of settings including, FE Colleges, mainstream secondary schools, SEND schools and Pupil Referral Units.

The main purpose of the scheme is to prevent students from becoming NEET by enabling young people to make an effective transition from school to work, training or further study.

The team offers a range of practical workshops to support students to develop skills and attributes such as CV writing, communication, resilience, and confidence-building.

To find out more please contact the School Adviser team: Abigail Duckworth abigail.duckworth@dwp.gov.uk or Angela Jenner angela.jenner@dwp.gov.uk

Funded and delivered by National Citizen Service Trust, a not-for-profit organisation

Various third parties deliver the service locally

National Citizen Service is a programme designed to support young people to develop work-ready skills and personal attributes. Over the course of a year, young people are supported by their local NCS team to take part in a variety of activities, such as local community projects, work experience and Higher Education Summer Schools.

Find out more on the website: NCS | No We Can | National Citizen Service (wearencs.com)

Contact Libby Doherty elizabethdoherty@ncstrust.org.uk for more information.

Delivered and funded by STEM Learning, a not-for-profit organisation

Service delivered in the East Midlands (including Lincolnshire, Rutland, North and North East Lincolnshire) by Leicester Education Business Partnership

The STEM Ambassador Programme Supplies volunteers from the world of STEM into schools and colleges to talk to young people about jobs and careers in STEM.

To find out more, visit: STEM Ambassador Programme | STEM

Contact: ambassadors@leics-ebc.org.uk