Read Neena's case study as an Enterprise Adviser at Harlington School, London
The CIPD is proud to be partnering with the Careers and Enterprise Company to recruit Enterprise Advisers. The programme provides an opportunity to use your unique HR and L&D expertise to bring work to life and to shape the workplace of the future.
Why sign up to be an Enterprise Adviser
Who are enterprise advisers?
Enterprise Advisers are strategic volunteers on a mission to enhance young people’s futures.
Make a difference to young people’s career prospects
A young person who has four or more meaningful encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to become NEET (not in education, employment or training)
Support schools' leadership teams to develop effective careers strategies
Our network of over 700 Enterprise Advisers are supporting the government’s mission of connecting all schools in England with an Enterprise Adviser by 2020.
Promote skills that employers are looking for
Use industry and professional knowledge to demystify what employers look for in their future talent, sharing knowledge of the labour market and promoting industry sectors.
Drive equality in careers education across England and tackle youth unemployment
Enterprise Advisers work in all areas to improve access to information, advice and networks for every student – there should be no barriers to meaningful careers advice.
For the second year in a row, a CIPD member has been named ‘Enterprise Adviser of the Year’ at the Careers Excellence Awards 2019
Thinking of joining the Enterprise Adviser network?
- Are you a senior-level HR and L&D professional with experience of developing and delivering strategy?
- Are you assertive, persuasive and willing to drive culture change?
- Are you motivated to bring the worlds of work and education together?
Are you able to utilise your existing networks or create new links between employers and schools? As an Enterprise Adviser you’ll be connected to a secondary school, special educational needs school, pupil referral unit or Further Education College in England for one year. You’ll spend eight hours per month providing face-to-face and remote support.
If you are interested in and would like more information around supporting a specialist school including: pupil referral units, schools catering for deaf students and schools for students with social, emotional and mental health needs, please read our Working in specialist schools guidance document.
What will you gain from this experience?
- Personal development
- A chance to support young people
- A pipeline of future talent for your sector/industry
- Insight into the challenges facing the next generation
- Knowledge to inform your own workplace.
Read about Nerys Thomas' and Nick West's first hand experiences of being an Enterprise Adviser.
Apply today to become an Enterprise Adviser
Simply follow these steps to get involved as an Enterprise Adviser:
- Register your interest via a short online cipdenterpriseadvisers.co.uk
- You'll be contacted by email with information on the next stage.
- Submit an application form and CV via email.
- Have a short telephone interview with the CIPD.
- The CIPD refers you to your Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
- The LEP matches you to a school or college.
- You become an Enterprise Adviser, using your skills and knowledge to help schools.
Looking for more information?
Download our Enterprise Adviser promotional leaflet for more information on the programme.