An Enterprise Adviser working with Landau Forte College Derby has secured a coveted place in the final of a national competition for careers support. Anna Smith, of A Logical Ltd, has made it to the final three contenders for the Enterprise Adviser of the Year category in the annual awards run by the Careers and Enterprise Company. The awards recognise and celebrate the best career provision in schools, colleges, businesses and volunteers across the country.
Anna started work with Landau Forte College in June 2017 with the aim of supporting the careers lead to raise the profile of careers provision within the school and providing professional insight in engaging with business. She also works directly with students at the college, delivering workshops on demystifying psychometric assessments and other interview and assessment techniques.
During her time working with the school, Anna has helped in the mapping of careers education, resulting in her writing a guide for employers who come into school to deliver careers education activities. This ensures they can pitch their activity at the right level to make the most impact.
Anna has also made a number of introductions to other employers, allowing the school to broaden its links with the local business community. This meant the school could offer 1:1 meetings for students with industry mentors to help them improve their CV or practise their interview skills. Local employers also now come into school during Year 11 and Year 13 parents’ evenings to raise awareness of apprenticeships as a positive pathway. We wish Anna good luck in the final presentations which will be held in London at the end of September.