As business professionals, I don’t think anyone can argue that we’re going to be facing some interesting times over the next few years. However, our experience allows us to cope and deal with whatever is thrown at us.
For the younger generation, still at school, college or university, their careers and professional experience will look very different from ours. Not only will they be facing the same challenges as us, but it’s likely they will be working for longer, with multiple career changes, in a post Brexit environment.
The skills they really need; resilience, positivity, initiative is something they will learn outside lessons. And this is where they need our help
Many businesses feel the next generation aren't work ready; they don’t have the skills, the attitude, the confidence that’s needed in today’s business environment.
But now you have the opportunity to help change that and make a difference. New Anglia Youth Pledge Marque, was launched in 2016 and is asking for businesses, large and small, to help, inspire and mentor those young people who will shortly be entering the world of work. Whether that’s taking on an apprentice, offering work experience to a student or, like me, become an enterprise advisor and encourage other businesses to make a difference to young people’s lives.
On April 25th 2018, 4pm-6pm, we are hosting a networking event, at The Granary, in Sudbury, with representatives from the New Anglia Enterprise Advisor Network, New Anglia LEP and South Suffolk schools. Not only is this a great opportunity to meet other local businesses, but hear about how you get involved in making a difference to the entrepreneurs of the future and your community’s economy. We hope you'll join us.
It is free to attend this event, but you will need to register your details so we know numbers. You can do that by clicking on the link here
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Hello! I'm Penny from thebestof Sudbury, shouting about the best local businesses from Hadleigh through the Clare. When I'm not doing that, you'll find me knitting socks or tending to my 6 chickens