Enterprise Adviser

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Advice/Counselling, Education, Youth

  • Contact:

    Careers and Enterprise Company

  • Published:

    11 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Careers and Enterprise Company

What is an Enterprise Adviser?

Your role as an Enterprise Adviser (EA) will be to partner with a secondary school or college to support them in the development and implementation of their careers strategy ensuring all students are prepared and inspired for the fast-changing world of work.

What you'll be doing

The EA will be matched and introduced to a school or college by their local Enterprise Coordinator.

The EA will:

  • Support a school or college for at least one academic year. The majority of our EAs continue their role after the first year.
  • Volunteer sufficient time with their school or college to achieve positive change. A good guide is at least one meeting per half term (i.e. every 2 months). This can be face to face or virtual, along with any travel, prep work or follow up.
  • With the support of the SLT, develop, shape or add value to the school or college’s strategic careers plan and progressive careers programme.
  • Work with the EC and Careers Leader to conduct a self-evaluation of the school or college’s progress through the Compass+/Compass Classic tool and support the school or college in identifying priority areas for support.
  • Use their contacts to encourage a wider group of employers or the self-employed to work with the school or college to help them enhance their careers, enterprise and employer engagement strategies.
  • Support the school or college to develop a good understanding of the local labour market needs and support the embedding of this within the school or colleges strategic careers plan.
  • Engage in the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) (or equivalent) and CEC EA inductions programmes, wider support and resources.
  • Join the LEP (or equivalent) Enterprise Adviser Network group and attend the network meetings.
  • Share best practice and provide support to other EAs.
  • Promote the EA role amongst existing contacts and networks to contribute to the recruitment of new EAs.

How do I get involved?

New Enterprise Advisers are carefully matched with a school or college in their area. Fill in our form and one of our team will be in touch soon to begin the process.