The Enterprise Adviser Network is all about connecting local employers with schools to help inspire and inform the next generation.

We know that a young person who has 4 or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training, and can earn up to 18% more in their career.

Giving back and sharing your experiences, career advice, and knowledge of job roles and the industry you work in can really impact a young person’s life.

Our ambition
To support all schools in the Leeds City Region and to work with businesses to improve social mobility, employability and build a skilled workforce.

To enable businesses to develop a talent pipeline and help shape the future workforce by engaging young people in their industry sector.

Is joining the Enterprise Adviser Network for you?

Why not ask yourself:

  • Do I want to give back to my community?
  • Do I want to inspire young people to work for me?
  • Do I want to find new talent and shape the future workforce?
  • Or use my business acumen to influence schools careers programmes?

Give an hour

An hour of your time could change a life

Make a 60 second video

Share your career story at a school assembly

Deliver a workshop

Write a blog post about your industry

Enterprise Adviser

 Bridge the gap between employment and education

Mentor a young person

Offer work experience

Deliver an activity day

Take part in careers events

Want to do more?

Lead the way for enterprise in education

Inspire other businesses to take part

Raise awareness about the demand for skills in your sector

Support the creation of learning resources

Act as a champion for social mobility



Join our network to help bridge the gap between education and employment.


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