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Creating Worcestershire's Future Workforce


Evidence shows that any young person who experiences 4 or more careers related engagement activities with employers during their journey through education are 86% less likely to be unemployed.

Would you like to be a part of a national programme that helps educational establishments to prepare their young people for the world of work? Would you like to make a difference to Worcestershire's future work force?

Worcestershire’s Careers Hub is part of the national Careers and Enterprise Company’s initiative. The Careers & Enterprise Company is the national network set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. Their role is to connect schools and colleges, employers and careers programme providers to create high-impact careers opportunities for young people across England. Linking employers to schools and colleges in a variety of different ways to help them deliver world-class careers support for all young people.

 Employers can influence, inform, motivate and inspire Worcestershire’s students and help them to learn the skills they need to succeed in the workplace and make a difference to their future careers.

Worcestershire’s careers hub includes all of the secondary schools, 6th form college, F.E. colleges and SEND schools working towards achieving all of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

The various ways in which employers can help are shown on the Inspiring Worcestershire pledge card and include:

  • helping with mock interviews
  • attending careers fairs
  • hosting an industry visit
  • offering work experience
  • specific industry related workshops
  • having an apprentice 
  • becoming an Enterprise Adviser

However you choose to get involved you will be supported by one of Worcestershire’s Enterprise Co-ordinators and the educational establishments Careers Leader.  Employer engagement is a vital part of our educational establishments careers curricula and is greatly valued by the schools and monitored by OFSTED.

Download the pledge card

Enterprise Adviser Role

If you can volunteer more of your time, up to eight hours a month, then you may wish to consider the role of Enterprise Adviser.

Enterprise Advisers are assigned to an educational establishment and work directly with their Careers Leader to help them develop their careers programme, providing an employer’s perspective. This voluntary role is very rewarding, and you will have the support of a trained, full-time Enterprise Coordinator and a range of practical resources to help you in your role. You can also get support from the Worcestershire network of Enterprise Advisers.

The benefits that you will gain from being an Enterprise Adviser include widening your network, getting a sense of achievement from seeing young people inspired, gaining new skills from working in an education environment and building strong working relationships with your assigned educational establishment.

Find out more about the role by downloading the brochure below.

Download the latest employer brochure

If you require any further information, please contact us at: cec@worcestershire.gov.uk