Become an Enterprise Adviser

Enterprise Advisers are matched with a local school or college. They are part of a high profile nationwide network of exceptional business volunteers.

What the role involves

With the support of an Enterprise Coordinator, you will:

  • Help a school develop an enterprise and employer engagement strategy. This includes activities and information that promotes careers pathways and employability skills.
  • Work with a school or college to identify their priority areas for support.
  • Help schools to engage with businesses from the wider community via your networks. These can be businesses of all sizes, and the self-employed.
  • Share best practice and support other Enterprise Advisers.
  • Use resources and templates provided by your Enterprise Coordinator.

What you will bring to the role

  • Willingness to share experiences and knowledge or the world of work. Provide a realistic and authentic approach about employability to young people and schools.
  • Knowledge of your sector and where it sits within the local and wider business community.
  • Ability to shape, develop and add value to a school's employer engagement strategy.
  • Volunteer yours, or a member of your staff' time (up to 1 day per month). This can include emails, phone calls, meetings, assembly talks and attending school events.
  • Attend Enterprise Adviser network group meetings and other network meetings where possible.
  • Engage in Enterprise Adviser induction programmes.
  • Willingness to contribute to press releases and promotional activities, including ministerial visits.

Enterprise Advisers are required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This is because the role may involve contacts with students. There will not be any costs to you for this. Your Enterprise Coordinator will complete the relevant paperwork for you.

For more information, please contact the Careers Hub at