Inspiring Young People

Do you want the opportunity to inspire and inform young people about your industry and the opportunities available to them?  I Know I Can gives you lots of opportunities to inspire young people, either by promoting your industry at Ambition Barnsley, become a speaker as part of Lifetime Finances’ Barnsley Business Inspiring Students (BBIS) scheme or visit schools at careers fairs and events.

Ambition Barnsley – the annual event bringing together approximately 1,000 students, parents, teachers and businesses. The event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Showcase your industry or organisation to young people, teachers, parents and carers.
  • Inspire young people about the opportunities that exist in Barnsley
  • Share your expertise on the routes into your industry that are preferred by employers

BBIS  – Join Lifetime Finances’ Barnsley Business Inspiring Students (BBIS) to share your story and inspire the future generation of successful employers and employees in and around the Barnsley borough

The venture – established and run by Barnsley-based financial management company Lifetime – aims to get inspiring speakers into schools.  There are now over 70 ‘committed speakers’ A list of all the BBIS speakers can be found on the Lifetime website, at:

BBIS asks for a commitment from speakers of one hour per year, free of charge.


For further information about BBIS please contact Andrew Lodge at Lifetime on 01226 208600 or or go to : success stories and more information about the project.

If you would like to visit careers fairs and events at local schools and colleges, then please contact Barnsley’s Enterprise Coordinator, Richard Shaw on or 01226 773437.