Careers guidance and employability

The Careers and Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Network

The purpose of the Careers and Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Network is to create powerful, lasting connections between local businesses and the schools and colleges in their area. The network will help stimulate more employer engagement where required by connecting schools and colleges with employers and careers programme providers and supporting them to work together to provide young people with effective and high-quality encounters with the world of work.


How the network supports schools, colleges and employers

The network is made up of Enterprise Coordinators who are trained professionals working with up to 20 schools and colleges to build careers plans and make connections to local and national employers.

Enterprise Coordinators support a group of senior business volunteers, known as Enterprise Advisers, who they match with one of the school or colleges in the network.

Enterprise Advisers use their knowledge of the local business landscape to support the head teacher and careers team to develop an effective careers strategy, plan and programme and to create opportunities with their business contacts in the area for their school or college’s students.


SSLEP Careers Hub

Careers hubs are a subset of the National network, and are currently being piloted in 20 areas. The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP Careers Hub is a cluster of 83 education establishments working together with our partners in the business, public, education and voluntary sectors to deliver and implement the Gatsby benchmarks (Internationally recognised blue print for careers best practice). The Hub schools and colleges have a shared vision of how they will work together to improve outcomes for the young people in their area and work together to share best practice.