Careers and Enterprise Matchmaking

We are delighted to have become the first school in luton to be matched to an Enterprise Adviser as part of our Careers and Enterprise programme.

In September SEMLEP’s Enterprise Coordinator Peter Rayner introduced Mohammed Islam from Training 4 U Services to Icknield High School. Kamran Ahmed, Assistant Headteacher and Jenny Lam, Work Experience Coordinator, have welcomed the opportunities Mohammed will provide to expand our school’s employer engagement.

Career and Enterprise Matchmaking

Mohammed will now work with our school’s leadership team to offer advice on our careers and enterprise plans from an employer’s perspective. He will also connect the school with his own network of business contacts and with the contacts of the wider network of Enterprise Advisers across SEMLEP. This will help to provide additional opportunities for our students to engage more frequently with the world of work and be better informed about their future career options.”

Following the visit, Kamran Ahmed, Assistant Headteacher said: “This is an Exciting opportunity for our school to be engaged with local employers and to raise awareness to our students about what is expected in the world of work. The scheme will help provide a positive image with our young people, their parents, educationalists and other local business links”.

SEMLEP’s Careers and Enterprise Programme is part of a national programme set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. It aims to link businesses with schools and colleges so that 11 to 19-year-olds gain an understanding of growth business sectors, make the most of opportunities within the labour market, develop relevant skills and choose appropriate qualifications.