A call has gone out to Cumbrian business leaders to work with local schools and colleges to link the worlds of work and education.

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership recently set up the Cumbria Careers Hub and it is leading a drive to identify business leaders with the right skills to work with senior leadership teams in schools and colleges and help transform careers education.

The hub wants to recruit more enterprise advisers across the county so that young people have a better understanding of the local economy and the range of careers available in Cumbria.

Caroline Ledward, careers hub manager, said: “Employers can play a critical role in supporting our schools and colleges to deliver top quality careers guidance, making sure that our young people are prepared for, and inspired by, the great careers on offer here in Cumbria.

"We want the advisers to work directly with our schools or colleges to develop a high quality careers education curriculum, informed by what is happening in our economy and businesses.

"We have fantastic enterprise advisers and want to encourage more business people to get involved so that all of our schools can benefit from business expertise.”

Award-winning adviser Roger Wilson said: "It is about making a real difference to young people’s lives.

“All businesses want to recruit young people with the right skills and attitudes and being an Enterprise Adviser is a real opportunity to help make this happen."

To find out more, visit www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/employers/join-enterprise-adviser-network