Lincoln-based project to help young people enter the world of work launches

A new project giving young people vital skills before they enter the workplace has been launched in Lincoln.

Lincoln-based social enterprise The EBP has secured grants from a major investment fund created by The Careers & Enterprise Company to deliver Project Lumen in 29 schools across the county.

The mentoring and work experience programme will equip 2,700 teenagers with industry skills to improve their job prospects, as well as demonstrating the range of careers available to them.

Nominated students will enjoy one-to-one mentoring from business leaders, employability skills workshops, and networking sessions with teachers.

The EBP's Laura Hopton and Olivia Tant from QEGS Horncastle.

The EBP’s Laura Hopton and Olivia Tant from QEGS Horncastle.

Project Lumen was officially launched on July 12 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Lincoln.

Human Alchemy’s Dawn Barron discussed her work with The EBP from a business perspective at the launch, including mentoring young people on the Mini Exec programme.

Horncastle Grammar School student Olivia Tant also gave a speech, explaining her involvement in the Mini Exec programme, and her plans to study business management.

Beth Curtis, Head of Business Development and Operations at The EBP, said: “Project Lumen will provide invaluable opportunities for young people to interact with representatives from businesses, raising awareness and stimulating interest in the range of careers open to them.”