Become an Enterprise Adviser today
Working with a local school or college, your role as an Enterprise Adviser can help support pathways into your industry and shape young people's futures.
You can help bridge the gap between the world of work and education, working with the Careers Leader and wider senior leaders of the school or college to create opportunities for young people.
- A business professional who comes from any industry sector or professional background, be that employed, self-employed or recently employed.
- Dedicated to making a lasting impact on the future outcomes of young people.
- Willing to volunteer their time to achieve positive change in local schools and colleges, using core skills including relationship building and being analytical.
What will you be doing?
- Supporting the school or college's senior leadership team strategically to develop and evaluate their careers plan.
- Providing a valuable employer's perspective on how a school or college can embed labour market information and opportunities into the careers programme.
- Engaging with local businesses and employers in your network to put a wide variety of careers opportunities at the heart of young people's education.
Why volunteer to be an Enterprise Adviser?
There are a huge number of benefits to becoming an Enterprise Adviser, both personally and professionally.
- Undertake strategic planning in a new context
- Develop your skills in communication and strategy development
- Support your local school or college to deliver world class careers guidance to their students.
- Build strong working relationships with your local school or college and provide insight into your organisation and industry.
- Join a national and local network to develop your own skills.
- Give back to your local community.
- Better understand the education sector and the challenges faced.
Don't just take our word for it...
“Being a small business owner, it helps me raise my profile and also have access and links into the community I wouldn’t have otherwise.”
- Dan English, Enterprise Adviser
“If you are passionate about your sector, if you are passionate about supporting young people, if you are passionate about improving your local community – being an EA is the way in which to deliver that.”
- Karl Grimes, Enterprise Adviser Network Hub Lead
“The opportunity as an EA gives a birds eye view of what the future holds for the world of work in our organisation.”
- Nikesha Davis-Shanks, Enterprise Adviser