THAMES VALLEY BERKSHIRE LEP IS WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CAREERS & ENTERPRISE COMPANY TO DELIVER THE FLAGSHIP ENTERPRISE ADVISER NETWORK
Thames Valley Berkshire (TVB) is an economic powerhouse of enormous importance to the UK. It is home to over 878,000 people and 43,000 businesses. Together these generate economic output – measured in terms of Gross Value Added (GVA) – of well over £34bn (in current prices).
TVB is the only area of the UK with higher productivity levels than parts of the US.Employment rates in TVB are high and unemployment rates are low.
However, there has been little change in these rates over the last 18 months, which has seen other local areas leapfrogging TVB in terms of labour market performance.
Enterprise Advisers, are business volunteers working in senior roles within Thames Valley Berkshire. Supported by an Enterprise Coordinator they work with senior teachers and careers leads in schools to develop careers education and business engagement strategies drawing on their existing, local business networks. This strategic approach helps to ensure that young people are equipped with the skills they need to enter the work place.
What they say...
"As school leaders we must focus on preparing students for the future and ensuring they have the skills as well as academic standards required to propose and make a positive contribution to society. Being aware of the skills priorities in the local area helps us to ensure students, parents and teachers are fully informed when making decisions about what to study at school, college and beyond" - Joanne Harper, Principal,UTC Reading
"This information is essential reading for students who wish to work and live in the Berkshire area, being aware of skill gaps and what employers are looking for can give young people the edge in preparation or researching career opportunities. The infographic format is helpful to get this information across to cohorts and can be used flexibly to support IAG programmes." - Liz Cook, Head Teacher, Easthampstead Park School
Whether you’re a business, school or college, please contact Allison Giles, Enterprise Co-ordinator on 07715 08308207715 083082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.