Year 10 students from Framingham Earl High School had the opportunity to experience a local business networking event as part of their work with the New Anglia Enterprise Adviser Network.
The school’s Enterprise Adviser and Chair of Norwich-based networking event 25:am, Elliot Symonds has been working with the senior leadership team to enhance their employer engagement. Elliot, who works for local training provider, Jarrold Training, invited students to network and present to over 30 local business leaders at the networking event at the Refectory, Norwich Cathedral, on Wednesday 9 November.
Their aim was to inspire individuals from a range of industry sectors to volunteer to be potential mentors for Year 8 students. The students had received a micro training session from Elliot on how to network and pitch but he left them to come up with what they thought was ‘right’ in terms of the aims they had to achieve.
Elliot Symonds said “Their general demeanour, appearance, professionalism throughout the whole two hour networking event was inspiring and we look forward to seeing the results develop. The work with Framingham Earl could potentially achieve many things but the ultimate goal is to enrich the experience of those students who are prepared to demonstrate discretional effort in their own growth as individuals…and the rewards from that are beneficial to all in our community.”
Nicola Furneaux, Headteacher at Framingham Earl said “The Enterprise Adviser programme and this new association with 25:am affords our students a fantastic opportunity to develop broader experience and understanding of the world of business. Our Year 10 Enterprise Leaders impressed us all with their poise and confidence in encouraging members of the network to support their plan to offer business mentorship to younger students. Who could resist?”
If you would like to find out more about the New Anglia Enterprise Adviser Network or becoming a business mentoring at Framingham Earl High School, please contact Hannah Colledge on 01603 223541 or read more about the project here.