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 employer engagement 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
  • easier access to schools and colleges
  • the opportunity to become part of a local network
  • the Enterprise Adviser network provides a forum for employers to discuss and work together to resolve local skills issues
  • great opportunities to develop your own employees

There are lots of opportunities for your employees to get involved either as Volunteer Enterprise Advisers or supporting other activities.

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
  • 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
  • insight to the local area employment, qualification, sector and skills needs

To find out more or to get involved please email economicd@southend.gov.uk.

Page last updated: 26/10/2018