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Welsh Government

Business Engagement Adviser

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Do you enjoy working in partnership with businesses and employers? Can you identify how businesses and employers can engage with education? Do you have excellent communication skills?

Do you want to play a key role in raising learners’ awareness of the changing nature of the world of work, the skills needed and the opportunities that are available? This role could be for you.

We are recruiting a Business Engagement Adviser.

The Business Engagement Adviser working in this role will be working specifically on the Tailored Work Experience project, liaising with schools, learners and employers to arrange on going work placements for young people.

We are looking for an individual who will identify, establish and sustain positive relationships with a network of employers and their professional bodies to support the delivery of employer engagement services.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills to liaise with employers and colleagues ensuring all employer engagement services are coordinated, recorded and managed accordingly.

As a Business Engagement Adviser, you will help inform, inspire, and motivate young people about their career opportunities.

Your skills as a Business Engagement Adviser will help:

  • Change the attitudes of pupils to education
  • Motivate young people to study harder and potentially achieve better grades
  • Influence pupils’ career plans and subject choices
  • Bring areas of the curriculum to life
  • Help young people make links between their lessons and world of work
  • Raise awareness of the range of career opportunities available and how to access them
  • Introduce young people to inspiring role models
  • Challenge career limiting beliefs around gender, race, and disability


£27,539 per annum


This position is temporary until 31 March 2024


We have an opportunity for a full-time post (37 hours a week)


based in South East Wales

The ability to speak and work through the medium of Welsh is desirable. 

Closing date

By 9am on 20/03/2023


The successful applicant should be educated to degree level or equivalent standard such as professional qualifications or have demonstrable experience of liaising and dealing with employers.

Other information

Attractive benefits include:

  • Flexi time
  • 31 days annual leave
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Health related cash back plan

We as a nation thrive when we champion diversity and inclusion. Organisations with a diverse workforce make better decisions, are more creative, are stronger, overall happier, and of course - it’s the right thing to do.

Diversity and inclusion can be transformative, contributing to the delivery of excellent public services, enabling continued improvements in what we do for the people of Wales. We are committed to having a workforce that at all job grades, is representative of the citizens we serve.

No job applicant will receive a less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender and transgender status, race and ethnicity, religion and belief (including no belief), marriage or civil partnership status, economic status or sexual orientation.

We aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, and that treats people fairly with dignity and respect. This commitment starts at recruitment and is carried through all our employment practices, and ultimately to our work – supporting and improving the lives of the people of Wales.

How to apply

Please email the completed application form, Welsh assessment form (if you are a Welsh speaker and could deliver your duties through the medium of Welsh) and equal opportunities monitoring form to:

The selection process will be carried out digitally.

Please note: Careers Wales do not accept CV applications.

Applications in Welsh or English are welcomed. An application made in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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