‘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 helping them to achieve their best by unlocking their potential.’

John Forkin, Managing Director at Marketing Derby.

‘At Rolls-Royce we are committed to inspiring a future generation of engineers, technicians and scientists. To do this we need to engage and work with schools and young people to raise aspirations and develop not only their STEM skills but improve their readiness for the world of work.’

Paul Broadhead, Head of Community Investment & Education Outreach at Rolls-Royce plc.

Why become an E4E volunteer?

E4E is a vitally important component in the continued economic resurgence of Derby as it enables young people to develop vital skills and become well-informed about the potential careers available to them. Furthermore, by interacting with students, volunteers can provide useful and relevant advice thereby having an influence on the future talent pool from which local employers can pick from.

Working with all of the secondary schools across Derby city and many primary schools, E4E is fast becoming a key element in the delivery of careers, employability and enterprise skills.

Here are some of the reasons why our current 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 to develop their own soft 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 to 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.

For further information about how to get involved please contact the E4E team on 01332641600 or email e4evolunteer@derby.gov.uk.