Julia Millidge (HR Manager) and Dominika Tasarz-Sochacka have been appointed as Enterprise Advisers for The Chase High School in Worcestershire, UK.
Enterprise Advisers work directly with a school’s senior leadership team, helping develop their careers programme and implementing a strategy that puts local employers at the heart of a young person’s education.
They will have access to a range of practical resources, as well as the support of a trained, full-time Enterprise Coordinator from The Careers & Enterprise Company, a UK network that aims to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work.
Julia Millidge said: “My background in teaching means that the Enterprise Adviser scheme is very close to my heart. Being able to utilise my position as a tech business owner whilst helping students find future employment is so rewarding.
There is no better way to give back to the community than by sharing our knowledge, skills and expertise. Not only is this outreach programme fundamental to Payara’s development, but as Enterprise Advisers we can build positive working relationships with the school and its students to aid recruitment into our business.”
Sandra Howells, Careers & Enterprise Coordinator added: “I believe the Enterprise Adviser scheme is so successful because it enables small businesses like Payara to educate and inspire young people. By helping to develop an effective careers plan, Enterprise Advisers are helping to create our future workforce and give them the tools that they need to succeed.”
Dominika Tasarz-Sochacka gave her opinion on the lack of employability information out there: “There is a lot of misconception amongst young people regarding career opportunities within our region – one common belief is that it’s not as exciting as big cities like London or Bristol. Young people need reassurance that Worcestershire can give them plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth – they just need to know how and where to look!”