Enterprise Adviser Network

The London Enterprise Adviser Network helps young people to build the skills and experiences they need to lead successful futures. It does this by connecting businesses with schools and colleges. This ensures that young people are aware of all the career pathways and opportunities available to them.

What are Enterprise Advisers?

Enterprise Advisers are business volunteers who work in senior roles. They volunteer their time and help school and college careers leaders to increase their engagement with businesses and to access local careers resources. They then work with the careers leaders to make sure these encounters between students and employers are the basis of a structured careers plan. This means that young Londoners from all backgrounds can access the opportunities that the capital has to offer. Please read the volunteer description for more information. 

In June 2018, the Mayor announced the expansion of the London Enterprise Adviser Network to support state secondary schools, Pupil Referral Units and Further Education Colleges in every London borough. 

London is one of the world's leading economic centres, while also being a hotbed for innovation, creativity and design. This means there are tens of thousands of exciting job opportunities for young Londoners. The expanded London Enterprise Adviser Network will connect even more schools with London’s employers. This will help to ensure that all young Londoners can build the networks they need to lead successful and fulfilling lives.

Across East London we will be delivering London Enterprise Adviser Network (LEAN) with ELBA and Local London. In Central, South and West London, LEAN will be delivered with Reed in Partnership.

LEAN is funded by the Careers & Enterprise Company and the Greater London Authority.

Get involved

If you are interested in becoming an Enterprise Adviser, or you are a school and would like to be involved with the programme, please contact us via email for more information or apply below.  

Blueprint resources

Welcome to the LEAN Blueprints. We created 5 blueprints to help schools and businesses create effective opportunities for students to learn about careers. We've included suggestions and ideas for everything we think you'll need to plan and run successful and impactful careers projects.

Blueprints for employers: Blueprints for schools:

Hosting Work Experience

Speed Networking Event
Employer Insight Visit Professional Interview Day
  Speaker Series

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