Research from the Education and Employers Taskforce shows that a young person who has four or more meaningful encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training and can earn up to 22% more during their career.
Cornerstone Employers are a combination of local and national businesses committed to working with schools and colleges to help create meaningful work encounters and demonstrating thought leadership support to drive other employers and businesses to do the same. This could include providing senior staff to act as Enterprise Advisers, connecting staff volunteers to careers activity providers, delivering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions for teachers and collaborating with other businesses to drive the greatest possible impact in an area. To date, the CEC have focused this work in the twelve Opportunity Areas.
Triple the number of Cornerstone Employers
The Careers & Enterprise Company is trying to build their network of Cornerstone Employers to 150. They will continue to target Opportunity Areas but will also look to employers and businesses to make the commitment to become a Cornerstone Employer in other areas – for example, those identified as Cold Spots. If you are a business that would like to get involved, please visit: https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/employers/get-involved-business
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