In September 2015, the official launch of the UK’s Enterprise Network, organised by The Careers & Enterprise Company, took place at the House of Lords - a milestone event for both NEP’s Enterprise Advisers pilot which was adopted for the nationwide programme and Northamptonshire with the county praised for its significant contribution in several of the speaker presentations.
A new work programme for the next academic year is being developed, building on the learning from the pilot and from collaboration with partners to add value to existing provision. This work complements that of the National Careers Service Inspiration contract.
The Enterprise Advisers (EA) pilot ran from October 2014 to July 2015 and was a great success with 18 secondary schools getting involved to develop their links with business. The New Careers and Enterprise Company has been in close contact with NEP since its informal evaluation of the pilot and has now adopted NEP’s model for the national roll-out of the programme.
The national roll-out has meant that we have been able to invite more schools and business advisers to join the programme. We now have 28 secondary schools signed-up for 2015-16 and a new set of Enterprise Advisers matched to their schools. As a result of the Enterprise Adviser pilot, NEP has also been successful in delivering the National Careers Service Inspiration contract and has brokered over 300 activities in schools between business representatives and young people to raise aspiration and knowledge of the workplace.
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