Enterprise Adviser Toolkit Launch
London Enterprise Adviser Toolkit
On Tuesday 17 May 2016 Team London launched officially the London Enterprise Adviser Toolkit to volunteer Enterprise Advisers based in London.
Delivered in partnership with The Careers and Enterprise Company, the Enterprise Advisers (EA) programme matches business volunteers with school careers leads to develop and implement a whole school careers education strategy. The London pilot has focussed on 14 boroughs across London but will soon be expanding to create a pan-London network.
The London Toolkit is an invaluable resource that will enable EAs to access quickly information on the careers and work-related learning initiatives in London. The programmes listed within the Toolkit provide a snapshot of the various organisations and careers offers available to schools and are complemented by templates and other resources for EAs to use when working with their schools.
At the event, a panel of speakers spoke about their experience of the Enterprise Adviser Network. Ricky Archer, an Assistant Head from Sarah Bonnell School in Stratford, discussed the challenges he faced as a school leader as well as his aspirations to make his own students work-ready for the future. Greg Kirkman, an experienced EA from Northamptonshire, described his experiences of working with a special educational needs school. Finally, Claudia Harris, CEO of The Careers & Enterprise Company, took to the stage to share the impact of the Enterprise Adviser Network across England. With over 400 EAs and 600 schools already involved, the momentum behind the programme is really starting to grow.
To bring the London Toolkit to life, Team London completed the evening with an exhibition of careers organisations from across London to show the breadth of opportunities that are available to schools. This allowed EAs the opportunity to quiz the organisations about their offer to schools, as well as some time to discuss their own experiences with their fellow volunteers.
It was fantastic to see this growing network of enterprise advisers sharing best practice and discovering for themselves all the ways in which they can support their schools. I can’t wait to see how the network expands and delivers in the next 12 months. Andrew Moffat, Enterprise Coordinator.