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Careers and Enterprise Company Programme

Last updated 29 August 2019
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Enterprise M3 LEP is delivering a programme of support and activity with the Careers Enterprise Company across the EM3 area.

Our Enterprise Advisor Network is working with businesses to ensure that skills are addressed as a significant factor in the growth of our economy, and that potential skills shortages and gaps do not become a barrier or have an impact on this growth. 

We’re already working with secondary schools and colleges across the Enterprise M3 region, but we need your help to grow and strengthen the network.

Research shows that young people who have 4 or more encounters with business are less likely to be unemployed, and will on average earn 18% more than their peers.

For business

An Enterprise Adviser is a strategic industry or business ambassador from organisations of all sizes who understand the role of business in supporting young people to become work ready and gain the right skills for the EM3 LEP region. They also recognise the opportunity to identify their future talent workforce and provide their employees with continuing professional development and community engagement opportunities. 

Every business can play their part, and if you are unable to be an Enterprise Adviser there are other ways to get involved:

· offer young people encounters with the world of work, such as mentoring or work experience

· encourage your staff to volunteer for local outreach activities or work encounters

· take your school engagement programmes into more schools and colleges

Become an Enterprise Adviser

The key to supporting young people and education providers understand the business and world of work is the Enterprise Adviser.

These are volunteers from local businesses who work with headteachers or careers teams in schools and colleges to develop an effective careers plan and opportunities with business and employers in their area.

You can find out more about being an Enterprise Adviser by watching the video below.

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