There are a number of publicly funded Careers Advice programmes available across Greater Lincolnshire.

Funded and delivered by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and the Careers and Enterprise Company

The EAN 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.

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

Careers and Enterprise Company Website -

Contact for Greater Lincolnshire area - Natalie Poole, Skills Delivery Manager (GLLEP) -

LiNCHigher is a partnership of nine education providers and organisations across Lincolnshire. 

This collaborative project is part of a wider national initiative funded by the Office For Students (OfS) to increase aspirations amongst young people and target particular wards around the country, with the overall aim being to meet government targets of improving access to Higher Education.

Our dedicated project team includes Area Engagement Officers, specifically recruited to work intensively with schools, colleges and community hubs in target wards located near Boston, Grantham, Skegness (and the East Coast), Lincoln, Gainsborough and Spalding.

We are funded by the Office for Students (OfS) under their OfS Uni Connect Programme. For more information, copy and paste this URL into your browser:

We host a number of online resources to support educational progression and the sharing of information to aid leaners, advisors and parents/carers. Can't find what you need? Get in touch and we'll try our best to help.

See more here:

LiNCHigher Team,
Bishop Grosseteste University,
Longdales Road,

01522 563830 

COVID-19 Support offer now in place:

BeReady aims to improve the employability skills of young people so that they are prepared with the skills needed to succeed. BeReady will provide schools with a free portal, personalised for their school website with a whole host of resources. 

There are modules covering a wealth of skills such as resilience, leadership, self awareness, confidence and personal branding which can be facilitated by the schools.  It results in a CPD accredited certificate and has a University offer too.

Inspired by HRH Prince of Wales. Managed by the Charity EDT (Engineering Development Trust). Co-funded by UKCES

An 8 week programme of work experience with an accreditation as an Industrial Cadet. The majority of employers are large blue chip companies. This is a UK wide initiative. 

A national industry-led accreditation designed to enhance workplace experiences for young people.

Industrial Cadets works with UK employers to create a talent pipeline and a future skilled workforce, whilst helping young people to develop the skills they need to enter industry with confidence.

Providing a flexible framework for all sizes of employers to enable them to run accredited workplace experiences, Industrial Cadets ensures that young people aged 11-19 can develop the skills they need during these programmes, giving them a valuable workplace experience and a nationally recognised award at the end.


This is an employer-led body sponsored by the Skills Funding Agency in England. Its remit is to encourage more employer's  to become involved in apprenticeships in England.

The Network has presented Honorary Apprenticeship Awards to prominent people who have served an Apprenticeship and/or have had significant involvement in work based learning or achieved success via social enterprise or their profession. These Honoraria's in turn then act as role models for young people and other employers.

Supported and hosted by the charity Adviza

An independent, online resource for teachers and careers professionals delivering advice and guidance.

The website is used as a blog for information relating to careers advice and guidance.  This ranges from information on the latest initiatives, through to the latest news about funded activities within specific areas.

Cegnet was established by VT Careers Management (now Babcock) in 2001 as part of a DfE funded national support programme for CIAG.  The website is edited by Anthony Barnes an independent careers consultant.

Sponsored by the The Princes Responsible Business Network

Careers Lab:  aims to bridge the gap between schools and industry by getting more businesses into the classroom to deliver inspiring careers lessons side-by-side with teachers, helping young people to think more widely about their working life.

Business Class: Includes a needs analysis in which the school’s objectives and priorities related to four key areas are identified. These are; Leadership and Governance, Curriculum, Enterprise and Employability, Wider Issues.

Businesses interested in joining the program identify what they would like to achieve through partnering with a school.

Suitable school-business matches can then be identified and partnered. With the support of an Education Manager they then create an Action Plan for their partnership, this sets out their objectives for the partnership and the activities they will deliver to achieve them.

Phone: 0115 924 7400


Life Skills works with teachers, parents and businesses to help young people:

Build a job-hunting toolbox
Find out how social media can supercharge a CV, get tips for creating strong covering letters and LinkedIn profiles, and practice interview techniques.

Identify skills
Interactive challenges help identify and develop personal skills – with useful advice on selling these skills to employers.

Gain experience
Offered by businesses, organised by teachers and driven by young people – by working through Life Skills online, they’ll unlock valuable work experience.

Be inspired
Our YouTube Channel features real Life Skills experiences from top UK vloggers and tips on presenting yourself online.



0330 041 5585

Funded by Education and Employers Taskforce

Established in 2012, the programme connects volunteers and teachers through a secure website.  Teachers and governors use filters to find volunteers from industry that can deliver specified activities within schools including mentoring, careers talks, CV writing, interview techniques etc.

The charity has now expanded to cover primary schools and they also run a variety of campaigns and themed weeks aimed at encouraging employers and volunteers from specific sectors, professions or geographic locations to sign up and work with schools and colleges.

Volunteers from Apprentices to CEO's pledge just one hour a year to work in a state school or College near where they live or work to talk to young people about their job and career route.


Phone: 0207 566 4880


Funded by BIS through the Skills Funding Agency.

Information and advice to young people over aged 13 via web and enquiry line. 

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 on-line tools and resources for teacher to access.

Also has a commercial offer for business and school support. 

Face-to-face advice

Call 0800 100 900 to find out if you're eligible for a face-to-face appointment with an adviser.


Text your name and the word ADVICE to 07766 413219 and a National Careers Service adviser will call you back for free. You can also use this text number to ask for information like telephone numbers and addresses. Please note we can't open pictures sent by text.

Sponsored by Barclays and the Careers & Enterprise Company

Founders4Schools’ mission is to improve the life chances of students by giving them access to inspiring business leaders in their community who help them discover the skills and pathways that will be relevant when they leave education.

It is a FREE nationwide service that enables teachers to connect with leaders of successful, growing businesses to invite them to visit their schools and inspire their students.

They want all students in the UK to be well-informed about their future options, motivated to succeed and to lead enterprising lives.



Start is an innovative and easy-to-use careers guidance software helping young people make better and more informed choices about their career path. Connected to live labour market information and course data, Start allows users to create a personal profile which generates suitable jobs, qualifications and new destinations to explore. Ideal for schools and colleges, students and parents, Start is free to use.


Round Foundry Media Centre
Foundry Street
LS11 5QP



+44 (0) 113 276 8080

Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Impact group

The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society are dedicated to educating future generations about food, farming and the countryside while continuing to support and encourage the agricultural community.

The Society’s Education and Development Officer, Rosie Crust, plans an exciting and interactive year-round programme of curriculum-based events to engage and inspire children and young people around Lincolnshire. One of Rosie’s main focuses is to invite Schools to take their learning out of the classroom by visiting the Lincolnshire Showground to develop their knowledge and understanding about where their food comes from and how it’s produced.


Lincolnshire Showground






01522 585521

We are committed to providing teachers with all the support needed to achieve excellence in teaching STEM subjects, and helping to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum. 

We are here to support teachers in educating young people. Access a wide range of CPD courses, developed by accredited subject experts, with bursaries available for state-funded schools. We also have a library of over 14,000 free, quality resources, and a variety of enrichment opportunities. 

Support includes: CPD, learning bursaries, resources and awards and recognition.

Find out more here 

The National Skills Academy – Food & Drink

Young recruits across the food and drink industry have profiles on the NSAFD website with links to jobs vacancies, job descriptions and training courses linked to specific careers within the sector.

For a host of great resources, visit the website: 


The Catalyst
Baird Lane
YO10 5GA


0845 644 0558


NCS is an experience like no other. Designed for 16-17 year olds across England and Northern Ireland, NCS is a youth programme that runs every summer and autumn, during school holidays. Teens get the opportunity to mix with a new crowd, live away from home for a while, take on new challenges and in the process build lifelong friendships.The programme is all about emboldening young people – by giving them a taste of independence and equipping them with essential skills for life. NCSers then get a chance to take these new-found skills for a test-run in their local community.  The experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a lot longer. Since 2009 nearly 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 14.5 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.

NCS costs no more than £50 - with bursaries and support for those with special educational needs or disabilities also available. NCS’s mission is to give every young person this life-changing experience.

Summer 2020 and Coronavirus

Due to Covid-19 the 2020 NCS programme will not take place in the traditional way - but young people who were expecting to take part this summer will have the opportunity to be part of an alternative free NCS 2020 which provides support to them and to their wider community. The three phases of NCS 2020 are:  

STAYING CONNECTED: delivery of content through NCS digital channels, focussing on the skills and life lessons not learnt in the classroom, taking part whilst  lockdown and social distancing continue and we all learn to adapt to a new way of living. Access here:  

KEEP DOING GOOD: galvanising the young people signed up for Summer 2020, alongside NCS graduates and alumni, to create a ‘youth army’ of volunteers to help the country get back on its feet as self isolation begins to be lifted, restoring and reconstructing our society as we begin to adapt to a new normal.

MOVING FORWARDS: The full NCS experience will be available in Summer 2021 and will play a key part in giving young people the chance to enjoy a resumed sense of freedom and to forge new friendships. 

To find out more visit

Visit NCS social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram     

If you would like more information, or to find out how you can promote NCS within your area, contact Charlotte - East Midlands Community Engagement Manager 

NCW is run as a not-for-profit company established to promote the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges, founded and backed by a number of volunteers with a wealth of experience from education, business and careers guidance.

NCW helps to empower schools, colleges, Universities, Teachers and Careers Professionals across the UK to champion quality CEIAG for at least one full week every year, irrespective of their current activities or lack of funding and resources in this area.



Skills for Care

Website with details of careers options within the care sector and the different education pathways.  Features case studies on over 25 professions.

Can offer volunteer contacts for a number of schools based events such as talks, careers fairs and mentoring dependent on volunteer coverage in the area


Skills for Care Ltd,

West Gate,

Grace Street,




Helping you teach computing.

Discover training, resources and guidance to help you teach computing with confidence.

Support includes training bursaries, CPD and resources to support computing learning at all levels.

Find out more here

The Tomorrow's Engineers programme, led by the engineering community, provides a platform for employers to work effectively with schools to inspire more young people to consider a career in engineering.

Delivering national impact through local coordination, Tomorrow's Engineers has directly reached over 300,000 young people in the past year. The vision is to create a national network of employers working locally to reach 1m young people every year with effective careers interventions from STEM employers. Tomorrow's Engineers quality careers resources provide clear, consistent information for young people aged between 9 - 16, their teachers and parents.


+44 (0)20 3206 0428


Department for Education / Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges

The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges programme (ASK) is funded by the National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Department for Education. The programme is designed to give schools, colleges and other educational establishments across England free support to develop and transform how your students think about apprenticeships.

What that support looks like for you will depend on your establishment’s size, focus and requirements, but it could include an inspiring apprenticeship awareness assembly, apprenticeship application workshop, careers fair attendance, free resources, a teacher CPD session or a whole range of other options.

Amazing Apprenticeships helps to coordinate and facilitate that support – last year alone we helped over 208,000 students across 2000+ establishments get the support they needed. We connect schools, colleges and training providers in need with a National Apprenticeship Service delivery partner organisation in their area. Your delivery partner will then work with you directly to assess your requirements and deliver your bespoke support package.

See more on the website:  

Careersbox is a free on-line library of careers related film, news, information.  As the preferred new digital media partner to the Institute of Careers Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK,  Careersbox aims to deliver the right information at the right time to careers advisers and job seekers


The Old Depot

31c Clifton Road




01223 410333