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6th June 2022

Simon Owens becomes Enterprise Advisor to Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)

The Careers & Enterprise Company

Set up by government in 2015, their mission is to help every young person to find their best next step. They are the national body for careers education in England, supporting schools and colleges to deliver modern, 21st century careers education.


As Enterprise Advisor I will work closely with the Leadership of BMET to provide strategic support and use my business experience and professional network to help develop and implement an effective careers strategy that puts opportunities with local employers at the heart of a young person’s education.


BMET has 5 campuses all over Birmingham and is a large recipient of many students leaving Birmingham Schools. BMET already has a good programme of careers but I will be working with them to develop it further to ensure it is meeting the requirements of all students. Careers Advice - Home At BMet - Birmingham Metropolitan College


Become an Enterprise Adviser today


Working with a local school or college, your role as an Enterprise Adviser can help support pathways into your industry and shape young people's futures.


You can help bridge the gap between the world of work and education, working with the Careers Leader and wider senior leaders of the school or college to create opportunities for young people.


An Enterprise Adviser is:


  • A business professional who comes from any industry sector or professional background, be that employed, self-employed or recently employed.
  • Dedicated to making a lasting impact on the future outcomes of young people.
  • Willing to volunteer their time to achieve positive change in local schools and colleges, using core skills including relationship building and being analytical.


What will you be doing?


  • Supporting the school or college's senior leadership team strategically to develop and evaluate their careers plan.
  • Providing a valuable employer's perspective on how a school or college can embed labour market information and opportunities into the careers programme.
  • Engaging with local businesses and employers in your network to put a wide variety of careers opportunities at the heart of young people's education.


Why volunteer to be an Enterprise Adviser?


There are a huge number of benefits to becoming an Enterprise Adviser, both personally and professionally.


  • Undertake strategic planning in a new context
  • Develop your skills in communication and strategy development
  • Support your local school or college to deliver world class careers guidance to their students.
  • Build strong working relationships with your local school or college and provide insight into your organisation and industry.
  • Join a national and local network to develop your own skills.
  • Give back to your local community.
  • Better understand the education sector and the challenges faced.