E4E is a fantastic programme, which is already making a positive difference to Derby’s young by raising their self-belief, motivation and aspirations and help them to achieve their best by unlocking their potentional
John Forkin, Managing Director at Marketing Derby

Why become an E4E volunteer

E4E is a vitally important component in the continued economic resurgence of Derby as it provides young people with a genuine set of skills and opportunities, whilst also raising the standard of the talent pool from which employers can pick from. Working with all the secondary schools in Derby and many primary schools E4E is fast becoming a key element in the delivery of careers, employability and enterprise skills in many schools.

Here are some of the reasons why our current employer volunteers support us:

  • ‘We want to help develop the future workforce’
  • ‘Our company and our staff want to give back to the local community’
  • ‘Our participating employees value taking part – and want to do more’
  • ‘It helps our staff develop their own skills (soft skills and hard skills) too’
  • ‘Having supported young people and E4E our staff feel more inspired, engaged and energised’

Businesses who sign up to be an E4E volunteer will play a key role in helping us to achieve the following:

  • Helping the city’s young people develop their employability skills before they leave school
  • Having a positive impact on young people’s lives and future prospects
  • Boosting the wider economy and providing employers with a wider talent pool to employ from.

Becoming an E4E volunteer can also raise the profile of your business amongst potential future employees. It may also support your organisation’s CSR and/or staff motivation programmes.