The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BIS is a ministerial department, supported by 49 agencies and public bodies.

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Plotr exists to opens up a world of opportunity by helping young people discover careers they may not know exist and to explore the world of work like never before. Plotr is a revolutionary website created to help 11-24 year olds discover and explore careers they’ll love. It’s built around the Game which uncovers careers matched to their skills, interests and personality.

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The bondholder scheme is a powerful network of over 150 organisations who work together to bring ‘plc’ and ‘place’ together, to promote businesses and Burnley.  One of the country’s largest private sector led Bondholder Schemes, has strength in numbers to influence agendas and has developed a united voice to promote the town across the UK to encouraging investment.

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The Careers & Enterprise Company has been set up with £20 million of initial government funding to help young people better prepare for the changing world of work and take control of their futures. They work as an umbrella organisation to ensure consistency and coverage. It is a community interest company and independent of government. The Careers & Enterprise Company was incorporated in February 2015.

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The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England. Increasing numbers of employers are welcoming apprentices and there are more opportunities than ever for young people to get inside some of the most exciting and innovative companies in the country.

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