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Careers network launch

A new ‘Enterprise Advisor Network’ designed to build a robust careers and enterprise programme across the region has been launched at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale.

The network, which is helping young people to think about their future careers and focus on developing their workplace skills, is made possible by volunteer advisers with support from an Enterprise Co-ordinator. 

Telford & Wrekin is the first area in the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership region to take part in this programme, and the launch event was an opportunity for any interested business to find out more. 

Paul Hinkins, deputy chair of the Marches LEP, said: “Careers guidance is invaluable but only really comes in to its own when young people are given access to someone with real life experience from the business world. 

“The work being carried out by The Careers & Enterprise Company is instrumental in making this happen: it helps employers to get involved in schools; supports schools and colleges in their planning of careers and enterprise activity; and ensures that best practice is shared amongst all concerned parties.

 “The impact that the volunteer business advisers will have on the young people that they spend time with cannot be underestimated and any business interested in getting involved should attend this event so that the benefit can be experienced as widely as possible across Telford & Wrekin.” 

At the launch event, presentations were made by the Careers & Enterprise Company; the Marches LEP; Telford & Wrekin Council and CapGemini. 

Anyone interested in finding out how they could get involved as a volunteer business advisor should contact kim.hodgetts@telford.gov.uk  


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