If an employer wants to engage with schools, one option is to work as an Enterprise Adviser (EA) as part of the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) Enterprise Adviser Network.
Enterprise Advisers are senior business volunteers who spend approximately 8 hours a month working with a school leadership team and use their business experience and professional network to plan and implement aspirational careers activities.
This role is fundamental to the success of the Network and we are looking for passionate, high calibre professionals from a range of sectors to join. We are particularly keen to recruit volunteers to work with Special Schools and create opportunities for young people with a range of special education needs who are frequently overrepresented in the NEET cohort.
Alternatively if a business is not able to commit the time to work as an Enterprise Adviser we would be interested in hearing from any who may be able to offer ad hoc activities particularly for special school pupils, either within the workplace or at their school setting
For further information please contact one of the Enterprise Coordinators who manage the school-business relationships:
Julie Stirrup Julie.A.Stirrup@birmingham.gov.uk
Hilary Smyth-Allen firstname.lastname@example.org