The Schools Partnership Team
The School Partnership Team matches business volunteers to schools and colleges for strategic work, promotion of progression pathways after year 11 and utilises labour market information to raise the aspirations of young people in the Leeds City Region. Schools and colleges in our network belong to: Kirklees Career Hub, Special Education needs Careers Hub or members in the Enterprise Advisor Network.
How you can help
The Enterprise Adviser Network
The Enterprise Adviser (EA) Network brings together senior business leaders and schools to help inspire young people about their future career options. If you volunteered as an EA, nationally you would be one of 2,000 Enterprise Advisers. The network is part of Careers and Enterprise Company linking employers to help deliver world-class careers support for all young people.
Over the last six years, the Enterprise Adviser Network has recruited and trained over 230 business leaders as Enterprise Advisors, helped to create 177 employer engagement strategies with schools, and reached over 86,000 students across the Leeds City Region.
Interested in supporting? Here is how to become an Enterprise Adviser
Enterprise Advisers bring real business experience to schools and young people, sharing experiences, career advice and knowledge of job roles and industry sectors that can really impact a young person’s life.
What you can offer
You will work in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team and Careers Leaders to help shape the school or college’s careers and employer engagement strategy, inspire young people with their future career choices, and offer support with careers activities in schools.
If you would like to become an Enterprise Adviser, please complete our online application form
Benefits to your business
Becoming an Enterprise Adviser will allow you to interact with your future workforce and customers, raise awareness of your graduate or apprenticeship programmes, and support regional economic priorities. It can also form part of your corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment.
These are our core team members of the Schools Partnership team, Enterprise Coordinators (ECs) work closely with secondary schools and colleges in each local authority area. They understand the individual needs of their area and tailor support for each school and business they work with.
An Enterprise Coordinator can support you to navigate the careers education landscape and make meaningful difference to young people’s lives. They will talk you through the variety of options for engaging with education, and provide training, expertise and local connections.
Find out more
Kirklees Careers Hub
The Kirklees Careers Hub was set up to help transform careers education for young people and is made up of 35 local schools and colleges working together with universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education.
The working groups within the Hub focus on:
- Removing barriers to social mobility
- Staff training and continuing professional development
- Supporting schools and colleges to work strategically to deliver careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEAIG).
The Leeds City Region Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Careers Hub
The Leeds City Region Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Careers Hub is made up of 29 schools and colleges across the Leeds City Region and aims to improve the positive destinations and increase employer engagement opportunities for SEND individuals. The Hub encourages schools and colleges to work in partnership, offering careers support, work experience and training opportunities through a sustainable network of teachers, careers leads and local employers.
If you are interested in finding out more about how you can support the Kirklees Careers Hub or Leeds City Region SEND Careers Hub please contact The Schools Partnership Team at EnterpriseAdvisers@the-lep.com
Information for schools
Focused Transition work
The Schools Partnership team work closely with Local Authority partners to support young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training).
In 2021, the Schools Partnership will be working with schools and employers on a pilot project funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company to understand the unique challenges facing young people at risk of becoming NEET post-Covid.
Visit our FutureGoals page to see some of the resources our Careers team have produced to support transition.
Virtual work experience
Virtual work experience offers are being developed in partnership with Go Higher West Yorkshire and local employers with the first set launched in Spring 2021. They highlight skills required for the spotlighted sectors, and the current skills gaps within Leeds City Region.
The virtual work experience includes virtual tours, positive role model videos sectoral based challenges linked to the curriculum, and a combination of live and pre-recorded sessions.
If you would like more details on any of our education work please contact (either add email or form) EnterpriseAdvisers@the-lep.com with your query and contact details.