Careers and Enterprise Company: Business

Department for Education written question – answered at on 23 January 2017.

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Photo of Kevin Hollinrake Kevin Hollinrake Conservative, Thirsk and Malton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking in order to encourage more businesses to get involved with the work of the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC); and how many businesses are working with the CEC.

Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Minister of State (Department of Education) (Apprenticeships and Skills)

The Careers & Enterprise Company are continuing to make excellent progress to transform the provision of careers, enterprise and employer engagement experiences for young people.

We continue to work closely with employer representative bodies to encourage businesses to get involved with the work of the Company. In 2015 we commissioned the Company to set up the Enterprise Adviser Network – a network, operating through Local Enterprise Partnerships, that coordinates employer volunteers working in schools and colleges to support their careers and enterprise strategies and improve links with business. Since the launch of the Network, over 1300 Enterprise Advisers from more than 800 businesses are working with over 1300 schools and colleges to support their careers and enterprise provision. The Company also works in close partnership with employer representative bodies to strengthen the links between schools, colleges and employers.

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