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The role of an enterprise adviser

Do you have a passion for helping to raise the aspirations of young people and helping to provide them with meaningful encounters with businesses and employers? Could you influence the embedding of careers guidance throughout the curriculum, in order to put the world of work at the heart of secondary education?

An Enterprise Adviser is an individual from the business community, who works directly with the school or college's Careers Leader and senior leadership team, to develop their school's careers guidance programme. This involves having a strategic overview, to support in the planning and implementation of a careers programme that is tailored to meet the needs of the young people within the setting and ensuring that they are the recipients of an all-encompassing careers programme that meets all 8 of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Our enterprise advisers

  • Are senior-level professionals.
  • Come from different industry sectors and professional backgrounds, be that employed, self-employed or recently retired.
  • Are dedicated to making a lasting impact on the future outcomes of young people.

Why should you become an enterprise adviser?

  • You will be giving back to the community.
  • Helping to prepare and shape the work force of the future.
  • Help your local schools in delivering a first class careers provision.
  • Better understanding of the education system and the challenges faced.
  • Build strong relationships with schools.
  • Provide insight into your organisation, sector and career role.
  • Undertake strategic planning in a new way, developing your communication skills and strategy development.

What does the role entail?

  • Providing schools with an employer's perspective.
  • Supporting the school's Careers Leader and senior leadership team.
  • Engaging with local businesses and employers within the local network.
  • Help schools and colleges to focus their careers programmes on activities and events that work and have greatest impact.