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The Careers & Enterprise Company has been established to help young people unleash their best possible futures.

The Humber LEP, alongside 37 other Local Enterprise Partnerships around the country, is working under this umbrella organisation to deliver at a local level.

The Careers & Enterprise Company note that their role is “To inspire young people and help them to prepare for and take control of their futures. We will help them make the link between their education and their futures and build the attitudes and attributes they will need throughout their careers. We will do this by filling gaps in the provision of careers and enterprise activities across the country and by increasing employer engagement with young people, enabling them to meet, speak to and understand employers of all sizes.”

At a local level, the project is being delivered through the established Enterprise Coordinator – Enterprise Adviser model that was developed through pilot projects. The project will motivate young people; help them to make more informed choices in and out of schools. We will work in partnership with our local partners, local authorities, schools, colleges and employers. Schools and colleges will be targeted to ensure maximum impact and benefit for young people from the project.

The Enterprise Adviser Network will enable volunteers to work directly with the senior leadership team in secondary schools and colleges to support more effective connection to the world of work and develop, shape or add value to the school or college’s careers, enterprise and employer engagement strategy.

The Humber LEP has two Enterprise Coordinators in place to deliver the Careers & Enterprise Company project in the Humber area. The first Enterprise Coordinator; Kerrie Jaquest, has been appointed and covers the Hull and East Riding area. Kerrie has a wealth of knowledge of business and school relationships through her previous role within the Education and Business Partnership (EBP), and has currently recruited 21 schools and colleges, linking with Enterprise Advisers, and supporting the partnerships.

Newly recruited Jen Vincent is covering North and North East Lincolnshire, having previously worked within the Employment and Skills Team within Humber LEP, and prior to this in employer engagement at DWP.

Each Coordinator is responsible for 20 prioritised schools/colleges and 20 Enterprise Advisers recruited from local businesses, as well as coordinating the support partnerships to ensure young people achieve their career goals, understand the local labour market and have all of the tools they need to assist them to success.

For more information or to get involved with the Enterprise Advisor network, please contact

Hull and East Riding area; kerrie.jaquest@hullcc.gov.uk

North and North East Lincolnshire area; jenny.vincent@nelincs.gov.uk