Unlocking employment opportunities for Berkshire students

Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has secured a match between an Enterprise Adviser and a school in the Thames Valley Berkshire sub-region. The scheme aims to help students understand the world of work and the vast range of employment and training opportunities available to them.

Castle School in Newbury is yet another Thames Valley Berkshire school to take part in the initiative and receive support from Enterprise Adviser, Mark Tippett, Learning and Development Professional and member of Chartered institute of Personnel and Development, who will help shape the school’s careers and enterprise strategy.

Mark Tippett said, “This is an excellent opportunity to bridge the gap between the school and local business and will help to ensure students possess the necessary skills for the workplace when they leave education. As an Enterprise Adviser, it is my role, with the support of the Careers & Enterprise Co-ordinator, to help shape employer engagement and enterprise activities through improving links to local businesses. It is crucial to link this with the school’s curriculum and harness community engagement in accordance with the aspirations of students.”

James Whybra, Deputy Head Teacher at Castle School, added, “We are very excited to be matched with Mark Tippett; as an industry professional he can provide us with strategic advice regarding our World of Work (WOW) programme, which aims to raise students’ work aspirations and allow them to enhance their skill set ready for the workplace. We pride ourselves on the achievements of our students and strive to provide the best support to their ambitions as they enter the world of work, therefore we greatly appreciate the advice we will receive from Mark.”

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To read the LEP’s Skills Priority Statement, please click here.


23 March 2017 News