I have worked within work-based learning for the past 16 years, starting as an assessor and progressing to general manager of a training provider. Within this time, I have been required to offer advice and guidance to young people who are looking to further their careers in chosen fields. Throughout this time, I have attended various careers events in schools and built relationships with careers advisors, in order to promote vacancies we have and to support events where we are able. I have recently volunteered to be an enterprise advisor for a local school and looking forward to working with them to develop their careers strategy. Although I work for a specialist training provider delivering digital engineering, however I have worked for larger providers in the past and gained knowledge of other types of apprenticeships. Through working in partnership with local colleges, I have an understanding of how they work and what they can offer.