Enterprise Adviser Network meeting takes place in Scunthorpe

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 13 Nov 2017

An Enterprise Advisor Network meeting took place in Scunthorpe on Thursday, (November 9).

The Enterprise Adviser Network is a national network that connects schools and colleges with employers and careers programme providers to work together to create meaningful encounters with the world of work for young people.

The meeting took place at the British Steel Conference Centre.

The network is based on evidence that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86 per cent less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training, and can earn up to 18 per cent more during their career.

At the moment, only 40 per cent of schools offer young people this kind of encounter and unemployment among young people is three times higher than overall unemployment.

The focus is to address this gap by bringing together employers, schools and colleges and careers programme providers to:

  • give young people multiple opportunities to get to know the world of work, understand what work is, explore their options and build real confidence about their future
  • bring the right people together to create strong connections between employers and careers programme providers and schools and colleges in ways that put young people’s futures first

An Enterprise Advisor Network meeting took place in Scunthorpe yesterday

Gayle Binns, from ABP, attended the event.

"It is a great event for all the advisors to get together and share best practice. One of the things I will take from today is there are some really great ideas. I think this is a great forum to be able to do that," she said.

Adam Lovell, development director at Pepperells, said: "This is the next stage. It is great to get an understanding of what they are doing."

Helen Lee, British Steel's enterprise advisor, said: "I feel quite passionate about talking to young people. I wanted to talk about what I do with Frederick Gough School. We do mock interviews with them."

Jennifer Vincent, enterprise coordinator for northern Lincolnshire, said it will help more young people get employability skills.

Peter Harrison, employment and skills manager for Humber LEP, said: "It is very much about growing the partnership and relationships."

For more information, visit careersandenterprise.co.uk/enterprise-adviser-network

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