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The role of an Enterprise Adviser in the EM3 Zone

Last updated 15 September 2023
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The role of an Enterprise Adviser in the EM3 Zone

We are looking for credible, committed and connected individuals to take on the role of Enterprise Advisers.

The Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) is a national initiative funded by The Careers and Enterprise Company and delivered through Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

The Network is live in all LEP areas across the country. The project supports secondary schools and colleges to develop and improve their employer engagement plans, helping them to link classroom learning with the world of work. There is evidence to show that the more meaningful encounters and experiences young people have with the world of work, the more likely they are to succeed in their careers and will go on to earn more across their lifetime*.

Each volunteer Enterprise Adviser is linked to one school or college and works strategically alongside senior leaders and careers leads to support with connecting them to the world of work, bringing a business voice into the school and advising on employer expectations.

An Enterprise Adviser is asked to commit to attend one virtual half-termly meeting with a careers leader. Their purpose is to share their expertise in strategy, their knowledge of the world of work and their business network. We provide each Adviser with the opportunity to join a network with other like-minded professionals. The objective is to share best practice and information to ensure individuals and business’ provide the best outcome for young people’s futures within their time and resources.

Each Adviser is assisted by a team of Enterprise Coordinators, who provide support and guidance to manage the relationships with their matched school or college effectively. All Enterprise Advisers are required to complete an Enhanced DBS check.

In the EM3 region, our aim is to link every school and college with an Enterprise Adviser (115 in total), by September 2021.

If you, or someone in your network is interested in finding out more then please contact Enterprise M3 LEP by email

*It’s who you meet: why employer contacts at school make a difference to the employment prospects of young adults: Dr Anthony Mann, 2012

From 1 April 2024, the responsibility for LEP functions across the Enterprise M3 LEP region has transferred to Hampshire County Council and Surrey County Council.

The Enterprise M3 Board met for the last time in March 2024 and Enterprise M3 LEP is no longer operating as an organisation.

For any enquiries relating to economic development across the counties of Hampshire and Surrey, please visit the Hampshire County Council website and Business Surrey respectively.

Please note that Enterprise M3 LEP staff have transferred to Hampshire County Council to continue to deliver services and activities in Hampshire, including the Growth Hub, the Careers Hub, work on key business sectors, and trade and investment.  
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