THAMES Valley Berkshire LEP has appointed a new enterprise co-ordinator (EC) to support and develop career education across Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham.

Wendy Measures will be the fourth to take the role, which helps transform careers education for young people.

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ECs support schools and colleges to develop strong relationships with the business community in order to support business engagement for our future workforce.

The EC galvanises the relationship between the school’s Senior Leadership Team and their enterprise adviser, a senior business volunteer who helps develop a relevant and robust careers strategy for the school.

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Wendy is an engineer and has worked in the energy industry for more than 15 years in design, construction, contracting, category management and strategy management.

More recently Wendy turned her focus to giving back and worked with primary schools to educate them about the health, environmental and academic benefits of active and sustainable travel.

She said: "I am very excited to be a part of the careers and enterprise company and Thames Valley Berkshire LEP team.

"I have always been hugely passionate about helping young people understand the career options open to them and navigate the increasingly complex world of work.

"I am very much looking forward to working with schools and Enterprise Advisors to help put in place top quality careers strategies in schools and colleges to help and inspire young people."

Allison Giles, careers hub lead, added: "Wendy’s appointment is a strong one and is integral to the development and successful delivery of our Enterprise Adviser Network.

"The aim is to provide support to schools and colleges in developing high quality careers and enterprise education programmes."