The Enterprise Advisers programme
Working directly with school’s leadership teams to develop effective employer engagement plans and careers education strategies, volunteer Enterprise Advisers help to build connections between schools and local employers, improving the prospects of the young people attending that school.
The new challenges young people face today
Young people are often unprepared for the fast changing world of work and are either unaware of the opportunities available or bewildered by too many choices.
- 16-24 year olds are three times to more likely to be unemployed than those aged 25-64, despite the recent drop in unemployed young people.
- nearly 60% of UK graduates are currently in non-graduate roles according to the CIPD report Over-qualification and skills mis-match in the graduate labour market
- young people risk significant financial loss if they make the wrong further education choice since the rise in tuition fees
- inadequate careers information, advice and guidance in schools is a key problem according to many employers, young people and parents.