Our mission is to prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work.

Our story

The Careers & Enterprise Company was established in 2015 to help link schools and colleges to employers, in order to increase employer engagement for young people.

During our first 3 years, we have worked with Local Enterprise Partnerships to build a national network which now links 2,000 (over 50%) schools and colleges to employers.

We have also funded 150 programmes to provide high quality employer engagement activities to young people where they are most needed.

The government’s Careers Strategy published in December 2017 expanded our role.

Our work is at scale

3,690 schools & colleges using Compass, 2000 schools in our EA networks, 270 grants awarded, £28 Million worth of investment funds

Our role

Our role is to link schools and colleges to employers and to help them deliver world class careers support for all young people.

How we deliver our role

1. Building Networks: Linking schools and colleges to employers and other external careers providers through the Enterprise Adviser Network and Careers Hubs

2. Supporting Careers Leaders: Providing training and support for Careers Leaders in schools and colleges.

3. Backing the Gatsby Benchmarks: Supporting implementation of a best practice standard for careers support, the Gatsby Benchmarks, with tools and targeted funding. 

Young people are making progress according to our pilot survey