Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN)

We are looking for businesses from a variety of sectors to help secondary schools and colleges with their careers strategy. 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 young people in East Sussex.

The Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) was launched by Skills East Sussex in 2015. The EAN works with the East Sussex Careers Hub to support schools and colleges to create long-term careers strategies.

Local networks are formed by the advisers. The purpose of these networks is to meet and communicate to share best practice and discuss ideas for joint-working and support.

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

Support locally to make a difference

The EAN works to fulfil the East Sussex County Council’s Employability and Skills strategy. Businesses are matched with secondary schools, further education and sixth form colleges. Together they work 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
  • Visitor Economy

Find out how you can become an Enterprise Adviser.