“We need to change the perception of careers in construction…”

Well, here’s your chance.

If you had a direct link to careers advisers and teachers, how much could you do to influence the way they talk about construction careers to young people?

Then you need to become an Enterprise Adviser!

You might already know about the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC). It was established by government 18 months ago to create lasting connections between local businesses and the schools and colleges in the area, delivering exposure to the world of work for all.

This programme is already in place across much of the country, and Birmingham is one of the last areas to start

The CEC’s Enterprise Adviser Network bridges the gap between education and employers by pairing individual volunteer Enterprise Advisers with a school or college to help build a strategic employer engagement plan. Even if you already have a good relationship with a school, you will need to become part of that school’s strategic employer engagement plan, delivered by the school’s appointed Enterprise Adviser

CEC already have more than 1,500 Enterprise Advisers in place across the country, and they have provided careers opportunities for over a million young people. Enterprise Advisers are matched with schools by Enterprise Coordinators, who take responsibility for all the schools in an area.

In Birmingham, your Enterprise Coordinators will also create a calendar of local events and activities to ensure young people have as many careers encounters as possible. You can see more here – https://www.bep.education/home/wellbeing-enrichment/birmingham-enterprise-adviser-network/

If this sounds like the challenge for you, please contact john.garrett@bep.education for an Expression of Interest form

Click here to watch a short video about the Enterprise Adviser Network