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CAreers and enterprise

Today I had my very first meeting with Great Oaks School in Southampton as their Enterprise Adviser.

The Solent LEP will be working with 25 schools from across the Solent area and partnering these with 25 Enterprise Advisers.

As an Enterprise Coordinator I will be working from within the Solent LEP and my main role is to:

  • Help schools and colleges to improve their careers and enterprise activities and to engage with the world of work
  • Make it easier for employers and the self-employed to engage with schools and colleges
  • Focus everyone’s efforts on programmes and activities that are most effective in motivating young people, supporting independent choice, and supporting positive outcomes for young people

Volunteer Enterprise Advisers are recruited from local businesses and organisations and be working at a strategic level alongside the schools’ senior management teams. The aim of these partnerships is to evaluate the existing programme of enterprise activity in the schools and develop activity plans to ensure that the best local careers and enterprise provision can be accessed.

Using local Labour Market Information, the Enterprise Advisers will be able to identify skills gaps within the Solent region to help shape the delivery of enterprise activity in schools. The aim is to build sustainable partnerships which can be adapted and improved upon during the length of the project and beyond.

I feel proud to be working with the school and look forward to helping them develop a strategy for the future.

Lesley Strachan Consulting and Training

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