The London Enterprise Adviser Network is funded by the Careers & Enterprise Company
and the Greater London Authority.
In Central, South & West London the Network is delivered by Reed in Partnership on behalf
of Team London, the Mayor of London’s volunteering team, and the Careers & Enterprise
On the 26th and 27th September 2019, Glenthorne High School attended RMAS STEM 19, an event delivered by the Army in which young people experience a number of activities and meet role models related to STEM careers. You can find the case study here.
Can you get involved and help inspire the next generation?
Open Evening Wednesday 11th December at Sutton College
Did you know that unemployment for young people is higher in London than elsewhere in England? Yet just four or more encounters with the world of work can reduce the chances of a young person being unemployed, not in education or training, and significantly increase their earning potential.
The London Enterprise Advisor Network sets out to achieve just this through supporting a team of Enterprise Advisers volunteering in secondary schools and colleges across London.
An Enterprise Adviser is a volunteer from business who works closely with the Careers Leader of a school or college providing strategic support. Using their business experience and professional networks to help develop and implement an effective careers programme that is vital for inspiring young people. You can read more about the role here.
Due to the success and impact the network is having on careers education we are scaling up. Our network now covers every London borough and we are aspiring to work with every secondary school, FE College and pupil referral unit across the city. To achieve this we need to recruit more volunteers.
If you or one of your colleagues are interested in supporting careers education in your local community, are passionate about the future of young people and could spare a few hours each month then please register for theLondon Enterprise Adviser Event, on 11th December, 6:00-8.30pm hosted at Sutton College. The event will provide an opportunity to find out more about the network in London, hear from current Enterprise Advisers and ask any questions about the role of an Enterprise Adviser.
For more information on the event and to let us know if you are attending please Register Here
14 to 19 education, employment, and skills
The government has raised the age for all young people in England to stay in education or training until they turn 18. Young people will need to choose one of the following options after they turn 16:
full-time education – school, college or home education
part-time education or training if they’re employed, self-employed or volunteering full-time (defined as 20 hours or more a week)
Locally, further information can be obtained from the Quad on 020 8770 5754.
Alternatively, please follow the link here for the 16+ Route Planner released by Surrey County Council for more in-depth guidance.
London Borough of Sutton Careers
For current vacancies at Sutton Council, please visit the Council website Jobs and careers page here.
Volunteering is a great way to gain vital work experience and develop the skills and behaviours employers are looking for. It also helps build confidence and increases your network of support whilst making a difference to the people and the environment around you.
Careers, Information, Advice, and Guidance
Thinking about your future? Not sure what you want job you want? The links below can help you navigate through different career pathways and plot a route to help you get the job you want.
The University of York have put together an insightful guide for aspiring senior managers, showing the best practices when writing a career development plan. The guide covers:
Why having a career development plan is important and how it can help a person accelerate and excel in life and their chosen field.
How to craft a career development plan, including practical tips and advice for both employees and managers on writing a plan, setting clear objectives, improving productivity, as well as knowledge transfer and retention.
For managers – how to talk to your employees about their career goals and find learning opportunities, and how to put all these into a career development plan that will help support and achieve these goals.
The National Careers Service is the publicly funded careers service for adults and young people (aged 13 or over) in England. The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance on learning, training, career choice, career development, job search and the labour market, delivered by qualified, impartial careers advisers. It can be accessed online, by telephone and face-to-face (for people aged 19 and over).
In London, the National Careers Service is delivered by Prospects.
To book an appointment in Sutton, please call the National Careers Service London Contact Centre on 0203 714 8350.
PLANit Global is an interactive digital careers platform that connects businesses, schools and local people. Nurturing the workforce and management of the future is key to the success of the economy, locally and nationally.
icould provide career inspiration and information for young people showing what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.
This site helps school & college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs
vInspired is the UK’s leading volunteering charity for 14 – 25 year olds. vInspired helps young people to make their mark on causes that they care about, whilst learning new skills and talents along the way.
Do-it.org lists over 1 million volunteering opportunities nationally enabling 200,000 people every month to donate their time and build their skills, Do-it ensures that almost 60,000 organisations find the help they need to provide vital services to the community.
Future Talent specifically designed to be a resource for school and college leavers looking for their next step whether that is an apprenticeship, school leaver programme, entry level job, further study, or a sponsored learning programme.