The role of an Enterprise Adviser in the Solent


The role of an Enterprise Adviser in the Solent

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

The Enterprise Adviser Network 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.(1)

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 a maximum of one working days’ worth of time a month to spend with their school, this could include phone calls, emails or
meetings and is flexible to fit around their other commitments. The Enterprise Advisers also become part of a wider network, there are regular meetings for them to meet
and share best practice as well as invitations to join online groups and resource hubs. There is support provided by a team of full time Enterprise Coordinators as well as
training and development opportunities. All Enterprise Advisers are required to complete an Enhanced DBS check.

In the Solent area we are looking to link every school and college with an Enterprise Adviser, 98 in total, by 2020.
If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more then please contact Solent LEP on 02392 688924 or email enterpriseadviser@solentlep.org.uk

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

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