Enterprise Adviser Network

Enterprise Advisers are experienced employees / self-employed people who volunteer to work closely with a specific school or college to motivate and support young people.

Enterprise Advisers work to: support the development of a whole school strategy for careers, enterprise and employer engagement; provide access to their local business networks; help schools and colleges to focus efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in inspiring and supporting positive outcomes for young people.

The Lancashire Enterprise Adviser Network comprises of volunteers drawn from businesses, both large and small.  The volunteers, named Enterprise Advisers, are matched with individual schools and colleges to develop effective employer engagement strategies and plans. Clusters of schools, colleges and Enterprise Advisers are supported by a full time Enterprise Coordinator.  We have six Enterprise Coordinators working across the Lancashire LEP area.

What are the benefits?

Getting involved offers you:

  • The chance to support the development of your future workforce;
  • Easier access to schools and colleges in your area;
  • The opportunity to become part of local network of employers working together to resolve local skills issues;
  • Great opportunities to develop your own employees.

Who is it for?

Employees from Lancashire businesses of any size can apply with their company’s consent. All volunteers will be DBS checked and are asked to support the school or college for the equivalent of one day per month for an academic year.

How do I find out more and apply?

About the Enterprise Adviser Network


Stuart Graham​,
Senior Enterprise Coordinator, Inspira