Information and Support for Schools in Worcestershire

Worcestershire Enterprise Adviser Network


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Worcestershire Enterprise Adviser Network

Worcestershire Enterprise Adviser Network aims to increase the number of employer encounters young people are experiencing by creating strong and lasting connections between employers and educational establishments across Worcestershire.

Coordinated in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council this initiative aims to:

  • Increase business engagement in educational establishments.
  • Create a national network of brokerage between employers and educational establishments.
  • Enhance existing career related activities in educational establishments against the Gatsby Benchmarks by building strong provider partnerships and developing a new and innovative approach.
  • Ensure impartial high quality Careers, Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) exists for all young people to access within their school/college across Worcestershire.

For more information please contact one of our Enterprise Coordinators:

Matt Tope: MTope@worcestershire.gov.uk
Alice Cook: ACook@worcestershire.gov.uk

Or follow us on twitter @CEC_Worcs

To learn more about the Gatsby Benchmarks and to access free resources to support your school/college in implementing a careers strategy and related activities, visit the following website

Careers and Enterprise Website - School Activities (link opens in a new window)

Download the Gatsby Toolkit

Download the Gatsby Toolkit for SEND

You can also see how your school is performing against the Gatsby Benchmarks by completing the Compass Tool and using Tracker to record the careers activity that takes place.

Download the Compass Tool Tracker Guidance


The new Careers Guidance published by the Department of Education in January 2018 reiterates evidence that  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. Experiencing these 4 employer engagement activities gives a young person the potential to earn up to 18% more in their career.

Download Department of Education Careers Guidance

Download the Activities Guide for Schools

To understand how the careers strategy will affect your school and the new delivery expectations, take a look at the following documents:

Download The Expectations of schools document

Download The role of the careers lead document

Download The Careers Implementation Strategy

Download Reaching the Gatsby Benchmarks

Engaging parents and guardians in their child's decisions about career choices is fundamental in delivering effective careers education.
For any young person, planning their future is a daunting task, but engaging parents and guardians in exploring opportunities and making decisions can make the process far less intimidating. The below document provides ideas of how to engage parents and guardians and ensure they are well informed about all of the opportunities and pathways available to their young people.

Download The Parental Engagement Document