Careers & Enterprise Company

Careers & Enterprise Company

Its mission is to prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work. Its role is to link schools and colleges to employers across England and to help them deliver world-class careers support for all young people.

Why work with them?

  1. National coordination: its 150 Enterprise Coordinators can link employers to schools and colleges across England.
  2. School and college Careers Leaders: it is training Careers Leaders in every school and college to make your engagement easier.
  3. Alignment with best practice: it can align your work in schools and colleges to international best practice – the Gatsby Benchmarks – and identify high-quality programmes for you to work with.
https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk

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However, extra long-term resources will be key to the success of these schemes. They cannot just be a sticking plaster to address the immediate devastating impact of #COVID on #jobs and #training.”

He also emphasised the need to focus on #students from the most #disadvantaged backgrounds, who receive the least training as adults yet face more barriers.

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