As many of you will now know, the GMCA has been building the Careers and Enterprise Company’s Adviser Network over the last few months and we are delighted to say that it is gaining momentum with some fantastic plans already in place.

There are now 12 school and colleges matched with volunteers from a wide variety of businesses, including Capgemini, Balfour Beatty, The White Room, Carillion, Lloyds, A. Connolly Ltd. and Think Money. Further matches will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Enterprise Advisers provide strategic support and guidance to a school’s senior leadership team. Currently our Enterprise Advisers are supporting schools to build a strategy for a potential Multi Academy Trust development; putting together a series of employer led networking lunches for students; talks from current apprentices and creating a series of parental engagement projects.

We will regularly update with news of what is happening within the Network and how you can get involved.

We currently have our full complement of schools however please stay in touch as we are hoping to recruit further schools in the New Year. If you are a business and would like to find out more about the Network please do take a look at our Employer section (Link) or contact Sophie Hope,

In addition to the Enterprise Adviser Network, Greater Manchester is really lucky to benefit from the work of a further eight organisations who have been funded to work in the area by the Careers and Enterprise Company.

  1. Career Connect
  2. Engineering UK
  3. Founders 4 Schools
  4. My Kinda Future / Your Life
  5. The Challenge
  6. The Ideas Foundation
  7. The Manufacturing Institute
  8. World Skills UK

There have been some fantastic events delivered so far by many of the organisations including My Kinda Future’s Best School Trip Ever! and The Manufacturing Institute’s event at the AJ Bell Stadium in October. GM is also lucky to have the Choices event taking place on 29th and 30th March 2017 at Event City. This fantastic event for 10, 000 students will prove to be very popular, to avoid missing out please ensure that you do book your place soon! For further details please take a look at the website (Choices Link)

For further information about all of the organisations and their projects, please do take a look at the Resources (link) section of our website and please do feel free to get in touch with Sophie.