We have launched an initiative to link employers with schools and colleges so that students have more interaction with the working world, The Enterprise Advisor Network.
By becoming an Enterprise Adviser, senior business figures can tackle skills shortages, build their future workforce and develop strategic relationships with schools whilst helping young people develop and achieve their career goals.
Each Enterprise Adviser is matched with one local school or college to work with the senior team for a few hours a month for one year. They will help develop careers strategies that prepare young people for work and encourage more employers to get involved in careers education through their business contacts and networks.
Training will be provided and each Adviser will be supported by the Enterprise Coordinator so they have the information they need to make the role a success. Applications to become an Enterprise Adviser will be accepted throughout the year.
Sarah Anstiss, our Skills Lead said, “Greater employer engagement in schools has been linked to higher attainment and motivation levels among students. Getting senior business figures and schools to collaborate we hope to see more employers talking about careers.
“This is a really effective way of making sure young people fully understand what businesses expect of prospective employees, different ways they can get into work and develop their careers, whether it’s through university, apprenticeships or gaining qualifications through professional associations.”
The Enterprise Adviser Network is a national programme funded by the Careers & Enterprise Company, co-founded locally through the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority to run until July 2020.
To find out more about becoming an Enterprise Advisor please contact us on 01733 317441 or email here