Business Champions are a vital element of the Cutlers’ Better Learners, Better Workers scheme; supporting and mentoring their groups of ambassadors.
Each school receives support from a Business Champion who holds a senior position in their organisation. They develop a strong relationship with the school and help ensure that the employer requirements of the sector are fully understood by senior staff, teachers and students.
The Business Champions support schools by:
- Mentoring/coaching and supporting the Ambassadors
- Enabling young people to develop the essential skills and attributes required to thrive and succeed in the world of work
- Facilitating project-based and workplace learning opportunities from the sector
- Raising awareness of the sector with both students and staff
Ambassadors meet regularly with their Business Champions to reinforce the importance of the skills set, and at the end of the programme validate their students’ pen portraits and skills assessment for the Skills Passport.
Business Champions are also invited to meet regularly to discuss and share experiences of what works at Business Champion meeting.