The Coast to Capital Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) works to connect senior, local business leaders with senior leaders in local schools helping to motivate and inspire young people, to make a major impact on their future career prospects.

The volunteers will work as advisers and will bring their wealth of knowledge and experience of the world of work to help develop a comprehensive action plan for careers education which will fully support young people between 11 and 18 years old.

 

The Enterprise Adviser Programme has been developed from Lord Young's 'The Relevance of Enterprise in Education' report which highlighted the importance of "motivating young people to learn and excel in their education...to see the relevance of their studies".

 

With support from the national Careers and Enterprise Company, the Coast to Capital is working through its partners to deliver this national programme across the region.

 

Leading the coordination of this strategy for Coast to Capital LEP is Georgina Angele.

 

Georgina says "the approach and structure of the Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) enables educators and employers to create inspirational and informative encounters for young people that are directly linked to the world of work and the skills, attitudes and qualifications employers need to operate and grow their business. Effectively, the EAN becomes the platform for business to pipeline local talent and skills directly from our education system and into local jobs and apprenticeships."

 

20 schools and colleges between Brighton and Chichester are already engaged in the EAN and have been matched with an Enterprise Adviser. Funding to upscale the EAN over the next two years across the entire Coast to Capital LEP area is now in place and George is actively recruiting more business leaders and employers to become an essential part of a national Enterprise Adviser Network that is already over 400 people strong across the country.

 

The EAN will have a priority sector focus in line with those of Coast to Capital Skills Strategy, including Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering, Creative Digital & IT, Construction, Health & Social Care and Visitor & Rural Economies.

 

The Network is currently recruiting senior, local business individuals across the two counties. We are looking for charismatic, innovative and passionate individuals to help us achieve this strategic link and set the next generation of our workforce on the path to success.

 

To be an Enterprise Adviser, ideally you will be:

  • Passionate about raising the career ambitions and work prospects of young people in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Gatwick Diamond and East Surrey
  • Interested in helping schools and colleges improve their links with the business community
  • A self-starter, willing and able to work at a strategic level

 

Benefits in becoming an Enterprise Adviser include:

  • The opportunity to help shape the future workforce
  • Making a real difference to inspire young people
  • Challenging and resolving local skills issues
  • A commitment of only eight or so hours a month – the equivalent of just one day
  • Personal development opportunities
  • Showcasing your company
  • Gaining an insight into the world of education
  • Connecting with your local education school or college

 

The EAN in Croydon

Team London and Coast to Capital are excited to be working together to grow the Enterprise Adviser Network in Croydon. The collaboration between the two local enterprise partnerships will ensure Croydon’s secondary schools, colleges and young people are better connected to both local and Pan London careers and employer engagement opportunities.

 

Coast to Capital have recruited a dedicated Enterprise Coordinator who will be engaging with the post-16 colleges, SEND, alternative provision schools and colleges in addition to a number of academies. The collaboration between Team London, Coast to Capital, local stakeholders and CIPD will secure senior level Enterprise Advisers to match with the schools and colleges during this academic year. 

If you would like to get involved in this area please contact Pru Rowntree on: 

E: pru.rowntree@coast2capital.org.uk 

T: 0748 454 5593 

 

The EAN in the Gatwick Diamond

Coast to Capital is up scaling the Enterprise Adviser Network across the Gatwick Diamond in 2017; ensuring that the areas secondary schools, colleges and young people prepared for careers and employer engagement opportunities in this vibrant part of the county.

 

Coast to Capital has recruited a dedicated Enterprise Coordinator, Ali Golds, who will be engaging with schools and colleges in districts and boroughs of Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex. Ali is an experienced business founder/consultant and award winning teacher, and has worked on a wide variety of educational projects, as well as being appointed Lead Adviser to Lord Young on the ‘Enterprise for All’ review in 2014, which recommended the creation of the Enterprise Adviser Network. 

If you would like to get involved in this area please contact Ali Golds on: 

E: ali.golds@coast2capital.org.uk 

T: 07827 33 2132 

 

The EAN in coastal West Sussex

The Enterprise Adviser Network is currently active in thirteen schools and colleges in coastal West Sussex and is in the process of inviting another nine to join the network. We are already working with organisations such as The Body Shop International, GSK, Parafix Holdings, Bowers and Wilkins, URT Group, Saga Healthcare, Southern Water and WSP, Parsons Brinckerhoff. During the next few months, we will be actively seeking senior business people who would like the opportunity to help shape the strategy of careers and enterprise within their local schools, leading to young people who have a better understanding of the world of work. This helps them to shape their future workforce.

 

Coast to Capital has recruited a dedicated Enterprise Coordinator, Beki Tonks, who is engaging with schools and colleges from Shoreham across to Emsworth and up to Midhurst. Beki has a background in recruitment, training, enterprise education and has more recently run her own music business in Worthing. She is passionate about both equipping young people with the tools they need for their future as well as supporting businesses to thrive.

If you would like to get involved in this area please contact Beki Tonks on: 

E: Rebecca.tonks@coast2capital.org.uk 

T: 07484 542006 

 

The EAN in Brighton & Hove

Coast to Capital are excited to be growing the Enterprise Adviser Network in Brighton & Hove. A handful of schools were part of the first year rollout of the EAN – BHASVIC, City College, Hove Park School, PACA, The Brighton & Hove PRU & The Connected Hub and Varndean School.  Working closely with key stakeholders such as Brighton and Hove City Council and local business networks will help to ensure that young people across the City will benefit from connections to supporting their decision making about their education and career opportunities.

 

Coast to Capital have recruited a dedicated Enterprise Coordinator, Faye Russell, who will be engaging with the schools and academies, post-16 colleges, SEND, alternative provision schools and colleges.  Faye’s strong local network and links with key stakeholders in the city will secure senior level Enterprise Advisers to match with the schools and colleges during this academic year.

If you would like to get involved in this area please contact Faye Russell on: 

E: faye.russell@coast2capital.org.uk

T: 07484 548438 

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