This paper sets out the findings of an evaluation of the first two years of our Enterprise Adviser Network.

At the heart of our strategy is the Enterprise Adviser Network. The network is a partnership between the Company and England’s 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). The partnership provides England with a coordinating structure that connects education with employment.

The network is made up of Enterprise Coordinators who we co-fund with Local Enterprise Partnerships. Enterprise Coordinators are trained professionals who work with clusters of 20 schools and colleges to build careers plans make connections to local and national employers. Each school and college is supported by an Enterprise Adviser, a senior business volunteer, who helps unlock relationships with other local employers and provides strategic counsel to develop an effective careers strategy.

In the report:

About the Enterprise Adviser Network
Its vision and purpose, how it works.

Impacts on Local Enterprise Partnerships
Key impacts at a local level.

Impacts on schools and colleges
How the network is helping to promote delivery and make connections.

Impacts on young people
Improved access to the world of work, outcomes and prospects.

Impacts on employers
The contribution of business and the impacts and challenges.

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