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Skills Development with Schools and Colleges

Last updated 27 May 2022
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Skills Development with Schools and Colleges

Enterprise M3 have partnered with the Careers & Enterprise Company, we support 80+ schools and colleges to deliver top quality careers education.

The Careers & Enterprise Company is an employer-led organisation set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work.

How is the network run?

Enterprise M3 LEP match funds a team of seven Enterprise Co-ordinators in place to deliver the Careers & Enterprise Company programme in the EM3 region.

All schools and colleges are required to deliver a careers programme that inspires and informs their students about the world of work. To support with this, we connect them with forward thinking business volunteers to work on both strategic and operational projects.

Our co-ordinators and business volunteers form the EM3 Enterprise Advisor Network (EAN)


Meeting former Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds MP

What are the benefits of getting involved?

Enterprise M3 LEP regularly hear that one of the barriers for businesses increasing productivity and growth is a mismatch and under-utilisation of skills. We can support you in overcoming this issue and many more, by connecting you with local schools and colleges.

Through supporting these establishments, you can gain an insight into the education landscape and make informed changes to your recruitment and training practices. Direct interaction with young people can also contribute to meeting the requirements of your corporate social responsibility strategy.

Volunteers who get involved with these projects can develop skills such as:

  • Community awareness
  • Creativity
  • Network building
  • Teamwork and communication
  • Workload management

Young people need more support than ever in making choices about their future, you can have a positive impact on their wellbeing and confidence. The students who receive your support will be far more aware your industry and organisation, growing your possible future talent pipeline.


Get involved

How to get involved 

Taking those benefits into account, we can guide you to help young people in the most effective ways possible. Our Employers Building Futures (EBF) initiative offers 6 primary routes for you to get involved with careers activities:


Employers Building Futures

The EBF system has been tailored to suit all shapes and sizes of businesses and any organisation can get involved completely free of charge.

Explore the 6 routes available and register your interest via our dedicated webpage for EBF:

Beyond the opportunities mentioned above, we are always open to exploring new ideas. If you have a desire to launch a new and innovative project with schools and colleges, then we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch by emailing us today:

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