Employer panel discusses ways to engage schools

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From left to right Andy Lawson, Chief Operating Officer, Winbro Group Technologies, Scott Turner, Senior Consultant, Emerson Process Management, Jo Tallack, General Manager, Hammerson (Highcross, Leicester), Natalie Cramp, Chief Operating Officer, Careers and Enterprise Company, Abdul Bathin, Senior Enterprise Coordinator, LLEP, Mark Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Mattioli Woods plc, Saahera Mahomed, Enterprise Coordinator, LLEP.

Four Enterprise Advisers took part in an employer panel to share practical tips, ideas, and successful ways of engaging with schools.

More than 40 guests attended the workshop, which took place during the East Midlands Chamber Employment and Skills Summit, demonstrating the value of businesses and schools engaging with each other through the Enterprise Advisor Network.

The panel of Enterprise Advisers included Mark Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Mattioli Woods plc, Andy Lawson, Chief Operating Officer, Winbro Group Technologies, Jo Tallack, General Manager, Hammerson (Highcross, Leicester) and Scott Turner, Senior Consultant, Emerson Process Management.

Natalie Cramp, Chief Operating Officer, Careers and Enterprise Company chaired the discussion that stressed the importance of improving education-business links and increasing the work readiness skills of young people.

The LLEP’s Enterprise Adviser Network has now recruited its third Enterprise Coordinator and is expanding the number of schools and colleges from 40 to 60.