The Greater Lincolnshire (LEP) is a business led partnership delivered by private and public sector leaders. It is committed to supporting the local economy to include all businesses, people, investors and stakeholders, and to bringing job security, stabilising economic impacts, and increasing opportunities.
The LEP facilitates a number of projects across Greater Lincolnshire. Its work drives the economic growth of the area and supports businesses to thrive. In turn this helps people of all ages and backgrounds to access education, work, and develop the right skills.
One key part of this is the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN). The Enterprise Adviser Network is a partnership programme made up of schools, colleges and employers across the area with the aim of encouraging collaboration between education and business. This programme is delivered by the LEP in collaboration with the Careers and Enterprise Company, as well as Lincolnshire County Council and local authority district councils.
The EAN is active in all LEP areas in England. The EAN team locally is made up of 3 Enterprise Coordinators, who play a crucial role in supporting Career Leaders to access information and resources, and encouraging employers to be actively involved in shaping careers education in schools/colleges.
The Enterprise Coordinators work with Greater Lincolnshire mainstream secondary schools and Colleges to match them with a local business leader. It has been proven that if a young person has four or more interactions with the world of work throughout their education, they are less likely to be 'NEET' (not in education, employment or training) by the time they leave education at 19.
The role of the business leader is therefore to support a specific school/college to meet national benchmarks for careers provision (Gatsby Benchmarks). The EAN is concerned with supporting Benchmarks 5 and 6. This is about helping young people to have meaningful encounters with employers and the workplace (i.e. hearing employers speak about their business, taking part in work experience).
To find out more about the Enterprise Adviser Network and how to access support, please visit:
The Careers and Enterprise Company website is a useful starting point for information regarding the national programme and the Gatsby Benchmarks:
Other Skills Resources and Programmes delivered by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP:
The Greater Lincolnshire LEP manages the World of Work website which contains a vast library of information and resources regarding skills, jobs and careers in Greater Lincolnshire:
The LEP also delivers the Greater Lincolnshire Online Jobs Fair series, which is a programme of monthly Online Jobs Fairs that are free for exhibitors and visitors:
Lincolnshire County Council, County Offices, Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YL
Natalie Poole, Skills Delivery Manager, Natalie.Poole@lincolnshire.gov.uk