Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN)

  1. About the Enterprise Adviser Network

Become an Enterprise Adviser

Enterprise Advisers are being matched with local schools and colleges, and are becoming part of a high profile nationwide network of exceptional business volunteers.

What you'll do with support from an Enterprise Coordinator

With the support of an Enterprise Coordinator, you will:

  • help a school develop an enterprise and employer engagement strategy that includes activities and information that promotes career paths and employability skills
  • work with the school or college to identify their priority areas for support
  • help schools to engage with businesses (of all sizes, and the self-employed) from the wider community via your own networks
  • share best practice and support other Enterprise Advisers
  • use resources and templates provided by the Enterprise Coordinator.

What you will bring to the role

  • Willingness to share experiences and knowledge of the world of business, providing a realistic and authentic approach to schools and young people on employability.
  • Knowledge of your sector and where it sits within the local and wider business community.
  • Ability to shape, develop or add value to a school’s enterprise and employer engagement strategy.
  • You, or a member of your staff, will volunteer time (up to 1 day per month). Your time can include email contact, phone calls, Skype calls, 1–2–1 meetings, careers fair or parents evening attendance, assembly presentations.
  • Ability to engage in the Enterprise Adviser induction programmes, join the Enterprise Adviser network group and attend network meetings where possible.
  • Willingness to contribute to press releases and promotional activities, including ministerial visits.

As the role may involve contact with students, it is a requirement that all Enterprise Advisers complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. There will not be any costs to you for this. Your Enterprise Coordinator will complete the paperwork with you.

For more information, email our Enterprise Coordinator.