Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN)

About the Enterprise Adviser Network

We are looking for businesses from a variety of sectors to help East Sussex secondary schools and colleges with their enterprise and careers education strategies. This is an opportunity for you to use your knowledge of the world of work to make a lasting positive impact on the future of a generation of young people.

Launched by Skills East Sussex in 2015, the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) works with the East Sussex Careers Hub to support secondary schools and colleges to create long-term careers education, information, advice and guidance strategies.

The East Sussex EAN is funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company and East Sussex County Council and is part of a growing national network. Across the UK, employers now support many schools and colleges, and plans are in place to increase that number during 2022. Organisers are confident that as these partnerships grow and develop, business and school link activities will increase, and long-term goals will be achieved.

Local networks are formed by the advisers that meet and communicate regularly to share best practice, discuss ideas for joint working and support. Impact and success is being jointly evaluated by schools, advisers and the County Council.

Support locally to make a difference

Working to fulfil East Sussex County Council’s Employability and Skills strategy, businesses have been matched with secondary, further education and sixth form colleges to reignite business and education links. This includes businesses from priority growth areas:

  • construction
  • health and social care
  • creative and digital
  • engineering
  • land-based industries
  • tourism.

Find out how you can become an Enterprise Adviser.