Schools seek 250 business helpers

This morning Marketing Derby Bondholders gathered at the Council House to learn more about the Enterprise for Education (E4E) scheme.

E4E is a Derby partnership, which links employers with schools and students in a bid to raise young people’s aspirations; improve employability skills amongst the city’s young people; provide a larger pool of home-grown talent for local employers; and create a better understanding of the career opportunities available.

The project board is made up from representatives from Derby City Council and the city’s private sector, including Bondholder companies Rolls-Royce, Freeths and iBox-Security.

Over the past year E4E has helped over 4,000 local children with a programme of mock interviews, CV writing workshops and mentoring.

Chairman of E4E, and Partner at law-firm Freeths, Mike Copestake said: ““E4E’s principal aim is to raise the aspirations and hopefully the attainment of the city’s young people and enable them to go on and achieve something positive in their careers.

By showing youngsters that anything is realistically achievable and giving them a bit of guidance, their aspirations and confidence can grow enormously in a short space of time.
— Mike Copestake, Chairman of E4E

The organisation is looking to recruit another 250 volunteers to help support pupils and schools, and help prepare young people for the world of work.  

To register your interest, please click here.