Enterprise Adviser Network

What is the Enterprise Adviser Network?

The Enterprise Adviser Network is a national project that has been tailored locally to meet the needs of Southend’s young people, businesses and schools. It has been set up to inspire and prepare young people for the world of work.

How it works

Our network of Enterprise Advisers is made of volunteers from businesses and other employers, both large and small. They work directly with the leadership of schools and colleges to develop effective careers programmes. Schools, colleges and Enterprise Advisers are supported by a full time Enterprise Coordinator.

The benefits for businesses and employers

Getting involved offers you:

  • The chance to support the development of your future workforce
  • An opportunity to influence and improve the careers and enterprise skills of young people
  • Support to take your outreach programmes to more schools and colleges
  • Access to an entry-level talent pool and attract young people to fill your apprenticeships and vacancies
  • Great opportunities to develop your own employees
  • The opportunity to become part of a local network
  • A forum for employers to discuss and work together to resolve local skills issues

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The benefits for schools and colleges

Getting involved offers you:

  • The chance to support the development of young people and local communities and businesses
  • Easier access to local business networks
  • The opportunity to become a ‘networked’ school or college
  • Support with development of a whole school strategy for careers, enterprise and employer engagement
  • Support to fulfil the requirements laid out in the National Careers Strategy
  • Help to focus efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people
  • Connections to a community of careers programme providers who deliver well-evidenced programmes
  • Insight to the local area employment, qualification, sector and skills needs

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For further information or to get involved contact Hyla Grimwade:

Southend Borough Council

The Careers and Enterprise Company

The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) is working with our partners to reshape the careers and enterprise landscape to help inspire and prepare young people for the world of work.

The 3 key focuses of the CEC are:

  1. Building local networks - connecting schools and college to the world of work in meaningful ways
  2. Backing proven ideas - funding activities in areas where support is needed most
  3. Finding out what works - Drawing together what works and focusing on geographical areas of need

The Enterprise Adviser Network is funded by the CEC and match funded by Southend Borough Council.

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Already Part of Southend's Enterprise Adviser Network?

Enterprise Advisers, schools and colleges, click here for resources and information.