New recruits get ready to inspire

Published on: Wednesday, 11-March-2015

Economic Solutions, the area based contractor for the National Careers Service covering the North West and Staffordshire, have recruited 6 Careers Inspiration Co-ordinators to help deliver the ‘Inspiration’ Agenda to the region.

Inspiration activities, carried by the National Careers Service area based contractors, will deliver new government thinking on inspiring young people and supporting them to make important decisions on their education and future careers.

The aim of the agenda is for the National Careers Service to build on existing and broker new relationships with schools, colleges, training providers and employers, in order to deliver a range of inspiring activities to young people.  These activities will seek to lift young people’s aspirations and give them a clear and practical insight into employment, as well as understanding opportunities in the labour market.

The possibilities for young people to engage with employers are endless, notable examples including employer visits, meeting “real people” with “real jobs”, as well as inspiring talks in schools career seminars. 

The benefits for schools engaging with the Inspiration Agenda include staying connected with the local community, employer and skills networks thus adding extra value and diversity to the careers education and advice which is already offered in schools across the region.

Jerry Stokes, Managing Director for Employment within Economic Solutions, said “The National Careers Service has an important role to play in realising the Government’s Inspiration Vision in building partnerships between schools, colleges and employers to support the development of innovative and inspirational activities that provide real insights into the world of work. They will provide young people with access to information and the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge to support career decision making and help prepare the workforce of the future”.

The new Careers Inspiration Co-ordinators will be based across the region in Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Warrington, Staffordshire, Liverpool City Region, Lancashire and Cumbria.  For more information please contact inspiration@manchestergrowth.co.uk

To find out more about how the National Careers Service can help you, search online for the National Careers Service or call 0800 100 900. National Careers Service advisers are at the end of a telephone line to help you, whether you want some quick course information or an in-depth careers interview. Mobile users don’t need to worry about charges for 0800 numbers.  We will call you back for free.  Lines are open 8am – 10pm seven days a week.