Many careers professionals lack confidence to support student enterprise and entrepreneurship activities, according to a new report from the AGCAS Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Task Group released today.
While three-quarters of careers professionals regard enterprise and entrepreneurship as an intrinsic part of careers advice, only half feel confident providing support to students. This comes as careers professionals have noticed an increase in student interest in entrepreneurship and start-ups.
The research, which was supported by Group GTI, found there is a clear need for more training and resources to help careers professionals develop their skills and confidence, particularly when it comes to building an entrepreneurial mindset and practical tips on starting and running businesses. Careers services across the sector have taken on more responsibility for enterprise and entrepreneurship support in recent years and there is widespread agreement that skills in these areas are useful for all graduates.