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Hyndburn Education Summit

May 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Chaired by Murray Dawson, Chair #AmazingAccrington Business Leaders Group & Managing Director of Scott Dawson Advertising


  • Sara Britcliffe MP
  • Dr Sakthi Karunanithi MBBS M.D. MPH FFPH, Director of Public Health, Lancashire County Council – wellbeing post-covid
  • Michele Lawty-Jones, Director of Lancashire Skills Hub (LEP)
  • Collette King, HR Director, Studio (Hyndburn’s largest business employing over 2,400)
  • Tony Grimshaw OBE, Director of What More UK
  • Heath Groves, Managing Director, Sundown – the opportunity for high tech jobs of the future starts at primary schools
  • Amanda Melton CBE, Principal, A&R College & N&C College
  • Gareth Lindsay, Managing Director, NLTG

This invitation is directed to the Headteacher and Careers Advisers within your establishment.

The government had previously tasked schools and colleges with providing each young person a minimum of seven encounters with employers (at least one encounter per year) and at least two opportunities for workplace experiences.

We are engaging with all Hyndburn schools to ensure post-covid we can give the best opportunity for future employment.

If students have multiple encounters with employers while in education, not only does it significantly reduce the likelihood of unemployment, but it also means they are likely to earn more during their working lives.

There is a strong evidence base which endorses the benefits of providing young people with access to employers, working people and experiences of the workplace. It highlights that employer engagement helps young people make effective transitions to work and improves their long-term earnings.

90% of 15,025 surveyed teenagers agreed that work experience had helped them better understand why it is important to do well at school.

We believe it is important to build and strengthen the careers strategy between our schools and employers and continue to develop these links.

Read more about our last Education Summit here


May 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Amazing Accrington


North Lancs Training Group Ltd
Grange Lane
Accrington, Lancashire BB5 2BU United Kingdom
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