Take a look at some of the Enterprise Advisers already in our network to discover the sectors and businesses they are from, as well as the reasons why they have volunteered for the role…
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Having worked in the VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) sector for many years, it is always clear to me that young people do not see working for a charity or social enterprise as a career choice.
The sector contributes significantly to the Tees Valley economy and having a skilled workforce is essential both now and for the future. The sector requires skills in the same areas as the public and private sector including finance, marketing and human resources. In addition, there are more specialist roles such as fundraising and bid writing.
The role of an Enterprise Advisor provides an opportunity to share and discuss this often overlooked sector with both the young people and those responsible for supporting and developing them.
Vision Building Ltd
Jacksons Law Firm
One of my roles at Jacksons has been the student work experience programme. This work has meant I have visited lots of schools and colleges and met with some outstanding students and teachers. It made sense for me to take on the role as an Enterprise Advisor so that I can share my knowledge of the legal sector and business with schools and colleges. I have enjoyed every minute of my Enterprise Advisor role.
Having a skilled workforce of the future is essential for the industry that I work in and also for the UK economy. The role of an Enterprise Advisor supports this process, ensuring that the skills required by the industry are discussed and shared with those responsible for supporting and developing young people. The role also provides a link and a dialogue between schools and colleges to ensure that opportunities such as mentors, work experience and a range of job roles are shared and discussed. It also provides access to up to date skills requirements for the future jobs markets and helps young people make informed choices about their future based on a range of information, including valuable input from employers.
Having a pipeline of talent coming into a business can be essential to growth and therefore helping shape the future of learning bring benefits to all.
Coach Hub Plus
My name is Emily Warman, I am an Employment Solicitor with The Endeavour Partnership LLP, I joined the Enterprise Advisor Network to promote careers within schools and provide my own experience of entering the job market, I have been lucky enough to work with my old secondary school and it has been great to give back and assist them.
I am really excited to be an Enterprise Adviser in the Tees Valley community. Coming from a deprived area I’ve seen how easy it can be for children to go down the wrong path without anything positive to focus on. With my experience in sports I’ll try to support and inspire as many young children as possible in my area.
“I wanted to become an Enterprise Adviser as living in the Tees Valley with my family I felt it was a worthwhile initiative and a way of supporting our community. Having worked with Our Lady & St Bede Secondary School in Stockton since 2018 I have found it to be a really rewarding experience and one which I thinks benefits both parties. It was great to work with and see their School Team win the Tees Valley Combined Authority 2021 ‘Big Project’ competition, the children’s grasp of the technical and commercial content in support of their submission was so impressive – I would recommend the Local Enterprise role to anybody.”
External Training Manager
“I started out in Engineering over thirty years ago on a traditional multi-skilled apprenticeship, before working as a shift Electrical Engineer with British Steel, covering Casters and Steel plant. Now, I’m External Training Manager for Tracerco. During my time, various people have helped
“I started out in Engineering over thirty years ago on a traditional multi-skilled apprenticeship, before working as a shift Electrical Engineer with British Steel, covering Casters and Steel plant. Now, I’m External Training Manager for Tracerco. During my time, various people have helped and encouraged my development, or provided me with opportunities. For me, the role of Enterprise Adviser is a way of repaying all those people and engineers for the help and guidance they’ve given me.”
and encouraged my development, or provided me with opportunities. For me, the role of Enterprise Adviser is a way of repaying all those people and engineers for the help and guidance they’ve given me.”
Head of Community Education
Careers & Enterprise Company
Education Sector Manager
“I am a Solicitor at the Endeavour Partnership LLP specialising in Employment Law and Data Protection. I joined the Enterprise Advisor network as it’s a great opportunity to get involved with lots of career events at schools across the Tees Valley. The network has also been a brilliant way of meeting other professionals who share my passion in supporting young people in the area!”
Tees Valley Combined Authority
Lead Business Skills Officer
“After over 25 years of leading and then selling a multi-national management consultancy business, focused on supporting organisations in all sectors to make effective use of digital technologies and systems, I am delighted to spend some time working as an Enterprise Adviser with schools and colleges, supporting the strategic development of careers support to young people in Darlington. It’s important work, it’s an energising environment to work in, and I get to learn, too!”