The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership has now
formally closed as a registered limited company.

To stay updated on the latest economic developments throughout the region, we encourage you to visit the South East Midlands Growth Hub. The SEM Growth Hub also provides free business advice and guidance to all businesses, manages funding and grant programmes and has an extensive resource library where businesses can find additional support.

Visit the South East Midlands Growth Hub here

You can still continue to browse the SEMLEP website, and contact
all employees using their existing email addresses.

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Businesses leaders asked to Rewrite the Story

1 June 2021

Marking the beginning of Volunteers Week, SEMLEP is calling on local businesses to ‘Rewrite the Story’ of young people by partnering with schools and colleges to embed careers insight into the curriculum.

Business leaders are being asked to volunteer as Enterprise Advisers (EAs) for the South East Midlands, sharing their unique insight into the world of work with school senior leadership teams to help prepare students for the world of work.

With research showing that young people who have four or more encounters with the world of work during their time in education being 86% less likely to become NEET (not in education, employment, or training), the role of an Enterprise Adviser is crucial in creating opportunities for young people and bridging the gap between education and work.

By local businesses volunteering their time to generate a positive change, their expertise and knowledge will help to shape a more prepared and skilled workforce of tomorrow.

The initiative, devised by The Careers & Enterprise Company, highlights the importance of local businesses partnering with a local secondary school or college to use their skills, business experience and networks to help develop a strong careers programme that supports all students.

Business leaders are being asked to join SEMLEP’s network of 111 Enterprise Advisers to further support students in the area to learn about pathways into the workforce.

Paul Thompson, Employment and Skills Manager for SEMLEP, stated: “As outlined in SEMLEP’s recently published skills strategy, connecting businesses and education facilities together is vital to ensuring that the careers provision in schools and colleges reflects that of the labour market.

“We need more businesses to sign up to the programme to not only benefit students understanding of the world of work, but ensure we’re supporting our next generation of employees.”

To join SEMLEP’s network of 111 Enterprise Advisers, register your interest or find out more about how you can #RewritetheStory of a young person visit,
bit.ly/-RewritetheStory

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