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 Become an enterprise adviser 

The Enterprise Adviser Network


The Enterprise Adviser Network is a national network of senior business volunteers connected to secondary schools and colleges to prepare young people for the world of work.

Work closely with a local secondary school or college to create strong links between employment and education, influence the careers agenda in schools and inspire the next generation in businesses to help shape the future workforce and access new talent.

We match employers with a school or college in their area and offer full training and support. Every Enterprise Adviser agrees an appropriate amount of time with their school or college.

People from a wide range of sectors including Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering, Digital, Health and Social Care and Financial and Professional Services have become Enterprise Advisers with us. Register your interest to find out how you can be involved. 

They are our future. We must get involved in education to help shape and develop ultimately our pipeline of talent, our work force. It is also a great tool to attract future talent to your organisation

Richard Paxman, CEO, Paxman Coolers

Employers can really add value by working together and helping to influence and shape young people’s experiences. By doing this we are assisting young people to build the skills needed for a vibrant economy in the future.

Richelle Schuster, Enterprise Adviser

The best thing about being an Enterprise Adviser is being able to share my journey with the students and getting businesses to share their experiences too, so the students can learn from the practical side of life as well as academic learning.

Naz Ghadamian, Financial Adviser, AFH Wealth Management

Young people are our future. Showcasing how education links to real world is important to equip them to make the right career decisions.

Dipti Bhise, Process Engineer, Amazon

Working with the school helps my team to gain new skills and confidence, so it has a positive impact on the business.

Rachel Dilley, COO, Town Hall Group

It’s vital that employers get involved. As careers and job roles evolve employers can help to inform and influence curriculum in schools through sharing information about their industry/ sectors, breaking down career choice stereotypes and inspiring young people.

Steve Moore, Area Manager, City Fibre

What you can offer

  • Be committed to supporting a school or college’s senior leadership team for one academic year
  • Together, shape the school or college’s careers, enterprise and employer engagement strategy
  • Support young people to meet people from different backgrounds and inspire future career choices

Benefits to your business

  • Access to a diverse talent pool for your business
  • A strategic skills-based leadership development opportunity for employees
  • An opportunity to access and develop local businesses networks
  • A chance to support your local school or college through your CSR programme

Get involved

Apply to become an enterprise adviser

Work closely with a local secondary school or college to create strong links between employment and education.