Debbie LumbNorthwest

Future Skills Academy provide advice, support and guidance for young people who are considering a professional career via an apprenticeship. We tend to specialise in STEM apprenticeships and are particularly proud to offer a science degree apprenticeship as an alternative to going to university full time. We also recruit Business Administration apprentices as this is the perfect route in to then specialise in e.g. logistics, marketing, HR, sales, finance etc..

Our Careers and Engagement service is free to schools and colleges. We provide apprenticeship awareness assemblies, attend career events and parent evenings.

Students who have expressed an interest will be given guidance on CV writing, telephone screening and interview practice; as we know what employers are looking for.

In addition, we can set up a variety of employer encounters with apprenticeship ambassadors working as peer mentors and act as consultants to embed Gatsby Benchmarks and measure impact.

Credentials: The FSA team are all STEM specialists and have a wealth of experience working with brand name employers as well as SMEs. Debbie Lumb is our Career and Engagement Specialist who has 17 years’ science teaching experience, with the last decade as Assistant Principal at a large outstanding academy leading a highly successful employer engagement programme recognised by Ofsted.