Enterprise Advisers

The Enterprise Adviser Network is a national initiative that connects schools and colleges with employers and careers programme providers

Through this network, we work together to create meaningful encounters with the world of work for young people.

The network is based on evidence that if a young person has four or more encounters with an employer, they are 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training, and can earn up to 18% more during their career.

Through our Cheshire East network we:

  • Give young people multiple opportunities to get to know the world of work, understand what work is, explore their options and build real confidence about their future
  • Bring the right people together to create strong connections between employers and careers programme providers and schools and colleges in ways that put young people’s futures first.

Our Enterprise Advisers are all from Cheshire East businesses and offer valuable experience and insight to support school leaders to enhance careers activity and planning.

“I think it’s vital that young people leave school in a position where they’re ‘work ready’. In my view, this will only happen if employers are prepared to invest in the people that may be their future employees.”

Dave Powell, Enterprise Adviser & Managing Director – Thrive Creative , Congleton


For more information please visit the Enterprise Adviser Network national website: www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/enterprise-adviser-network or to become an Enterprise Adviser please contact Sam Norfolk: sam.norfolk@skillsandgrowth.co.uk

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