28 November 2019

A new opportunity to make a difference: the Humber Enterprise Adviser Network

Volunteers from across North Lincolnshire business are being called on to become Enterprise Advisers and support young people.

The Humber LEP, working in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council, North East Lincolnshire Council, Hull City Council and East Riding Council, have developed a network of high calibre volunteers with experience of employment or self-employment.

The Enterprise Adviser Network enables volunteers to work directly with the senior leadership team in secondary education and colleges to support more effective connection to the world of work and develop, shape or add value to the school or college careers, enterprise and employer engagement strategy.

Enterprise Advisers will work with a school or college on a one to one basis. They will be matched and introduced to that school or college by the Enterprise Coordinator and supported at every stage of the process.

Supported by an Enterprise Coordinator, the Enterprise Adviser will work closely with a school or college to:

  • Support the development of a whole school strategy for careers, enterprise and employer engagement
  • Help schools and colleges focus efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people.

Enterprise Advisers will be:

  • Drawn from the world of work (businesses and the public sector organisations of all sizes)
  • Passionate about motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and positive outcomes for young people
  • Motivated to lead engagement with schools and colleges in the local area and help them understand how effectively they are motivating young people and preparing them for the world of work
  • Have knowledge of the support available in the local area and an understanding of how young people, the school and college could benefit from this support.

For more details and to volunteer, contact Jen Vincent on 07526 906266 or email jenny.vincent@nelincs.gov.uk.